The status of the Kepler conjecture

Hales, Thomas C.
June 1994
Mathematical Intelligencer;Summer94, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p47
Academic Journal
Discusses the status of the conjecture that no arrangement of spheres of equal radius in 3-space has density greater than that of the face-centered cubic packing called Kepler's conjecture. Proof of Kepler's conjecture by Wu-Yi Hsiang; Use of critical case analysis to prove Kepler's conjecture; Historical grounds for skepticism; Proposed program to prove the Kepler's conjecture by Fejes Toth.


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