This paper by David de Laat and Frank Vallentin is an exposition about the two recent breakthrough results in the theory of sphere packings. It includes an interview with Henry Cohn, Abhinav Kumar, Stephen D. Miller and Maryna Viazovska.
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Journal Nieuw Archief voor Wiskunde
Project Approximation Algorithms, Quantum Information and Semidefinite Optimization
Grant This work was funded by the The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO); grant id nwo/617.001.351 - Approximation Algorithms, Quantum Information and Semidefinite Optimization
Citation
de Laat, D, & Vallentin, F. (2016). A breakthrough in sphere packing: the search for magic functions. Nieuw Archief voor Wiskunde, 17(3), 184–192.