Mathematicians Of The Day

24th September

On this day in 2017, Maryna Viazovska was given a Clay Research Award in recognition of her groundbreaking work on sphere-packing problems in eight and twenty-four dimensions. In particular, she proved that the E8E_8 lattice is an optimal solution in eight dimensions.

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Quotation of the day

From Raoul Bott
There are two ways to do great mathematics. The first is to be smarter than everybody else. The second way is to be stupider than everybody else -- but persistent.