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SEMINAR: Groups and Combinatorics Seminar, Classic problems of packing in 2d, 3d and on a cylinder

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Denis Weaire

Gledden Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, UWA

and

School of Physics, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

will speak on

Classic problems of packing in 2d, 3d and on a cylinder

at 3pm Friday May the 16th in Weatherburn Lecture Theatre.

Abstract:

Some classic problems of optimal packing are reviewed: the Kepler Problem, the Kelvin Problem, and cylindrical packings of spheres and disks. The latter are tentatively associated with the celebrated phenomenon of spiral Phyllotaxis, much in evidence in the splendid gardens of UWA. If the speaker omits or forgets anything, it is to be found in the book Pursuit of Perfect Packing, T. Aste and D. Weaire, 2nd Edition.
Speaker(s) Denis Weaire
Location Weatherburn Lecture Theatre G.40
Contact Irene Pivotto <[email protected]>
Start Fri, 16 May 2014 15:00
End Fri, 16 May 2014 16:00
Submitted by Irene Pivotto <[email protected]>
Last Updated Mon, 12 May 2014 16:03
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