Maryna Viazovska, mathematician: "I would not try to imagine a world in eight dimensions, it is a dangerous experiment"

Maryna Viazovska, mathematician: “I would not try to imagine a world in eight dimensions, it is a dangerous experiment”

The American mathematician Charles Fefferman says that facing a complex problem is like playing chess against the devil. In 1611, the German astronomer Johannes Kepler started one of these devilish games. The challenge was to figure out the best way to stack spheres, whether they were cannonballs or orange ones, in such a way that …

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