Event Detail

Event Type: 
Department Colloquium
Date/Time: 
Monday, May 4, 2009 - 09:00
Location: 
Kidd 350

Speaker Info

Institution: 
The University of Texas at Austin
Abstract: 

The densest possible packings of congruent spheres in space are highly symmetric, for reasons still unknown. We will review an approach to understand this phenomenon through packings which are merely dense rather than densest, and conclude with recent attempts to model the properties of sand.