Sphere packing and harmonic analysis

• Date: 11/29/2006
Lecturer(s):

Henry Cohn (Microsoft Research)

Location:

University of Calgary

Topic:

Harmonic analysis is one of the fundamental tools in sphere packing, in
the form of "linear programming bounds". This talk will give a survey
of linear programming bounds and their applications, as well as a brief
introduction to semidefinite programming bounds (an extension due to
Schrijver, Bachoc, and Vallentin).

Other Information:

PIMS Distinguished Chair Lectures 2006