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Topic: Sphere packing
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Greg Watson

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Sphere packing
Posted: Jun 18, 1996 12:02 PM
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I remember reading an article some time ago in New Scientist about
sphere packing. Of course, physicists (like me) assume that the
densest way to pack spheres in three dimensions is a close-packed
crystal, but if I remember rightly, the problem is actually unsolved.
Can anyone steer me towards some discussions of this in the published
literature, preferably of a general nature? Thanks.

Greg Watson
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK

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