Paul
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An easytostate and hardtoprove geometric result
Posted:
Apr 19, 2013 3:32 PM


If I understood him correctly (note the if), someone told me that Bill Thurston proved that R^3 can be partitioned into disjoint circles. (Of course, the number of such circles has to be uncountable.) I would be interested to know more about this. Does anyone know a reference? Can anyone say anything about the techniques involved in the proof? If the statement is wrong, does anyone know the correct statement?
Thank You,
Paul Epstein

