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Topic: Sphere packing
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Heidi Burgiel

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Sphere Packing -- Hsiang's proof
Posted: Mar 24, 1995 7:56 AM
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Hi!

A faculty member here attended a conference at which Hsiang (sp?)
spoke, and later related his impressions to a class I was taking.

He seemed skeptical of Hsiang's proof, but believed that it could be
correct. He remarked that since the theorem is widely believed to be
true, the proof itself is the object of interest here. (As opposed to
the truth or falsehood of the theorem.) Hsiang's proof has huge gaps
in it, which Hsiang seemed able to fill if pressed.

Hope this helps.

Heidi B.






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