35th Gauss Lecture
With Maryna Viazovska and Jürgen Richter-Gebert
Maryna Viazovska: The Leech Lattice
Maryna Viazovska is a professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Her English-language lecture revolves around the so-called Leech lattice, which she herself describes as a magical, mathematical object.
Maryna Viazovska is a multi-award-winning Ukrainian mathematician. In 2016, she made a scientific breakthrough in the theory of the densest sphere packing - that is, the opposing arrangement of spheres of equal size that occupies the smallest space. The Leech lattice plays a role in the construction of particularly dense sphere packings.
Jürgen Richter-Gebert: Spaziergänge in der vierten Dimension
Prior to the keynote lecture, Professor Jürgen Richter-Gebert will give a short talk in German entitled "Walks in the fourth dimension", which will focus on discrete versions of the so-called Hopf fibering.