Maryna Viazovska Solved the Mathematical Problem First Formulated 400 Years Ago

Ukrainian mathematician Dr Maryna Viazovska, currently working at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, has solved the densest packing problem (first formulated in 1611 by Kepler) in dimension eight. Subsequently, Maryna with her colleagues – Henry Cohn, Steve Miller, Abhinav Kumar, and another Ukrainian – Danylo Radchenko, currently PhD student at the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics at the University of Bonn, solved the densest packing problem in 24 dimensions. Here are the links to the papers:

More about this breakthrough discovery:

Sphere Packing in Dimension 8, by Frank Morgan, The Huffington Post, 21 March 2016

Задача Кеплера отримала український розв’язок, by Larysa Kit, Tech Today Awards, 28 April 2016, the May winner of readers’ choice article

So stapeln Mathematiker Melonen, von Andreas Loos, ZEIT Online, 21 March 2016