## 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 $E_8$ 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.