Rachel Greenfeld
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School of Mathematics of the Institute for Advanced Study
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April 5, 2024

ESB 1012 (PIMS building)

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Translational tiling is a covering of a space (such as Euclidean space) using translated copies of one building block, called a "translational tile'', without any positive measure overlaps.  Can we determine whether a given set is a translational tile?  Does any translational tile admit a periodic tiling?  A well known argument shows that these two questions are closely related.  In the talk, we will discuss this relation and present some new developments, joint with Terence Tao, establishing answers to both questions.

This talk will be accessible to a general mathematical audience.

Zoom information: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/68285564037?pwd=R2ZpLy9uc2pUYldHT3laK3orakg0dz09

Meeting ID: 682 8556 4037

Passcode: 636252

Event Details

April 5, 2024

3:00pm to 4:00pm

ESB 1012 (PIMS building)

, , CA

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