The Sphere-Packing Problem


Neil J. A. Sloane

(AT&T Shannon Labs)

Northeastern University

509 Lake Hall

4:30 p.m., Thursday, February 4, 1999

Tea at 4:00 p.m. in 544 Nightingale Hall

Abstract:  A survey of what we know and don't know about the problem of packing spheres in n-dimensional space. Even though Hales has settled the 3-dimensional problem, we still don't know much about higher dimensions. 

Here are some directions to Northeastern University. Lake Hall and Nightingale Hall can be best accessed from the entrance on the corner of Greenleaf Street and Leon Street. The two halls are connected, with no well-defined boundary in between. In particular, 509 Lake Hall is on the same corridor as 544 Nightingale Hall.
There is free parking available for people coming to the colloquium at Northeastern's visitor parking. The entrance is from Columbus Avenue, right next to the parking garage.


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