Special Event

Title: Optimal Tilings
Speaker: Frank Morgan, Williams College
Speaker Info: http://math.williams.edu/morgan/bio/
Brief Description:
Special Note: annual undergraduate prize lecture and awards ceremony

In 2000 Thomas Hales proved that regular hexagons provide a least-perimeter tiling of the plane by unit areas. What is the best tiling by pentagons? We discuss some new results and open questions in the plane and beyond. Students play an important role.
Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Time: 5:00 pm
Where: Swift Hall 107
Contact Person: Mike Stein
Contact email: mike@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 1-5524
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