ball packing

We talk to Maryna Viazovska, who in 2016 made a breakthrough in the theory of sphere packings.

How to arrange oranges in higher dimensions.

How to optimally fill a box with eight-dimensional oranges.

What does packing balls in higher dimensions have to do with getting your message across?

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