Last week, I co-organized (with Joey Iverson and John Jasper) a special session on “Recent Advances in Packing” for the AMS Spring Central Sectional Meeting at the Ohio State University. All told, our session had 13 talks that covered various aspects of packing, such as sphere packing, packing points in projective space, applications to quantum physics, and connections with combinatorics. It was a great time! And after the talks, we learned how to throw axes!
What follows is the list of speakers and links to their slides. (I anticipate referencing these slides quite a bit in the near future.) Thanks to all who participated!
Henry Cohn — Why are packing problems much easier in some cases than others?
Oleg R. Musin — Densest sphere packing in four dimensions
Kasso Okoudjou — New results in minimizing the p-frame potentials
Wei-Hsuan Yu — New bounds for equiangular lines and spherical two-distance sets
Mark Magsino — Constructing Tight Gabor Frames Using CAZAC Sequences
Steven T. Flammia — Zauner’s Conjecture and Algebraic Number Theory
Marcus Appleby — A number-theoretic technique for constructing exact sets of complex equiangular lines
Blake C. Stacey — Symmetric Informationally Complete quantum measurements: Where sphere packing meets quantum information
Desai Cheng — The solution to the frame Quantum Detection Problem
Matthew Fickus — Equiangular tight frames and combinatorial designs
Hanmeng Zhan — Graph covers and equiangular frames
James P. Solazzo — Complex Two-Graphs
John I. Haas — Optimally packed fusion frames via symmetric and quasi-symmetric block designs