Analysis Seminar

Title: The structure of translational tilings
Speaker: Rachel Greenfeld
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Translational tiling is a covering of a space using translated copies of a building block, called a "tile'', without any positive measure overlaps. What are the possible ways that a space can be tiled?

One of the most well known conjectures in this area is the periodic tiling conjecture. It asserts that any tile of Euclidean space admits a periodic tiling. This conjecture was posed over 30 years ago and has been intensively studied over the years. In a joint work with Terence Tao, we disprove the periodic tiling conjecture in high dimensions. In the talk, I will motivate this result and discuss our proof.

Date: Monday, January 09, 2023
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lunt 105
Contact Person: Aaron Brown
Contact email: awb@northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-5580
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