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Modular forms and optimization in Euclidean space

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Maryna Viazovska
Humboldt U Berlin/MPIM
Tue, 2016-09-27 14:00 - 15:00
MPIM Lecture Hall

In this talk we will show how modular forms  can be applied to energy minimization problems
in Euclidean space. Namely, we will explain Cohn-Elkies linear programming method and
present an explicit construction of certain certificate functions. In particular, we will discuss
energy minimization in dimensions 8 and 24.

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