Viazovska, Maryna

Maryna ViazovskaViazovska-CCP
EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne)
Institute of Mathematics
CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

ArXiv: The sphere packing problem in dimension 8 (April 2017)
Fourier interpolation on the real line (Jan 2017)
Google Scholar
YouTube 1-6: Automorphic Forms and Optimization in Euclidean Space

Viazovska’s work within this website and beyond this page:

Third email: 27 July 2020 at 4:28 PM

Dear Maryna:

With the world falling apart at the seams, your answers to mathematical questions about the very nature of life and the universe are more important now than ever.

I think that you have so enlivened mathematical discussions, I sent Oprah a recommendation that she interview you about the (1) scientific nature of infinity, (2) the first moment of physicality, and (3) the very nature of quantum fluctuations. Oprah is a talk show host in the USA.

Within so much of your work online, I am right now seeking answers to eight key questions to help Oprah and our readers to better understand your work. The URL for it is here:  and our specific page about your work is here:

You are currently pictured on today’s top level page where there is a link to our overview page about your work.  I started these kinds of pages a few years ago on my 70th birthday because I was getting a little forgetful.

Thank you.
Most sincerely,

Second email: 8 May 2020 at 11 AM

RE: Given your most-foundational thinking about forms and functions…

Dear Prof. Dr. Maryna Viazovska:

Would you have a look at the latest version of my February 2020 article
that I referred to in my last email to you?  Here are the links into FQXi:

Do you think that it could have some merit?

Thank you.

Most sincerely,

First email: 27 February 2020 at 11 AM

ReferencesSphere packing problem

Dear Prof. Dr. Maryna Viazovska:

Congratulations on all your awards and recognition. Sensational.

You are not very far away from your earliest successes; I am hoping
you might have some patience for a naive high school teacher and
his students. We have been asking ourselves about a most simple
progression from a tetrahedron and its octahedron going within by
dividing our edges by 2 and connecting the new vertices.

We’ve asked, “How far within might we go?”

We assumed the Planck base units of length and time were good
answers. It took 45 steps within to get into the range of CERN’s
measurements and another 67 steps within to get into the Planck
scale. is that back story. When we went
in the other direction, multiplying the edges by 2, in 90 steps, we
were out beyond the approximate size and age of the universe.

202 steps encapsulate the universe. What a crazy conclusion!
We only got more crazy.

If those Planck base units manifest as the first moment of space
and time, what would these units look like? We assumed the sphere — and then sphere-stacking as the
first functional operation within space-time.

Have you ever imagined your spheres as
“primordial infinitesimals”?

I am writing about it here:
It’s a work-in-progress; perhaps you might have some advice?


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