Rodney Forcade (BYU)

Event Details

  • Date: Tuesday, Feb 26th 2019 4:00pm
  • Venue: 135 TMCB
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  • Topic: Lattice Salad and Group Jelly
  • Speaker: Rodney Forcade
  • College/Organization: BYU

The open problem of covering k-dimensional space with laice translates of
a simplex as efficiently as possible is related to the problem of generating a
finite Abelian group with k generators and with shortest possible maximum
word-length. For k≥3 the best answer is not known, but it leads into many
interesting corners of mathematics — calculus, combinatorics, convexity,
groups, even a lile algebraic geometry.

Refreshments at 3:30 294 TMCB