Monthly Archives: March 2018

Happy Noethday

I’ve just realised, with only two minutes to go, that it’s the 136th birthday of the great mathematician Emmy Noether. Naturally, you are probably already aware of many of her contributions to mathematics and theoretical physics, including Noetherian rings and … Continue reading

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Serge Vlăduţ : Lattices with exponentially large kissing numbers

Conway and Sloane’s excellent tome, Sphere Packings, Lattices and Groups, is now due a fourth edition. Maryna Viakovska’s proofs of optimality of the E8 and Leech lattices should go in the fourth edition as well…

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A rather satisfying winter

Over the last couple of months, I have been experimenting with the use of SAT solvers. This research recently came to fruition, with Tomas Rokicki and me announcing a new discovery with the intention of writing up the methodology in … Continue reading

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