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The Kepler Conjecture

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Visit this site: http://www.math.pitt.edu/~thales/kepler98/

Author:Thomas C. Hales, Samuel P. Ferguson
Description: The authors claim to have proved the Kepler Conjecture, that no packing of equal-sized spheres in space can have greater density than that of the face-centered-cubic packing. The full proof is included in over 250 pages of postscript format, with in addition background, history, popular and academic articles, and software tools used in the proof.

Levels: High School (9-12), College, Research
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles, Mathematica, General Software Miscellaneous, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Order/Lattices, Convex/Discrete Geometry, Higher-Dimensional Geometry

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