**Maryna Viazovska**, 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**Homepage**

Twitter

Wikipedia

YouTube 1-6: Automorphic Forms and Optimization in Euclidean Space

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

https://81018.com/conference/#Viazovska

Fourth email: 5 July 2022 at 4:57 PM

Dear Prof. Dr. Maryna Viazovska:

Many geometers, chemists, and physicists know that five tetrahedrons sharing a common edge create a gap: https://81018.com/gap/ Most do not know that five octahedrons create the same gap; and that stacked, that gap is a beautiful thing to see: https://81018.com/15-2/ * My initial study of that gap is here: https://81018.com/geometries/

I have unsuccessfully searched for studies that explore the very nature of that gap. Have you studied it? Could it be associated with quantum fluctuations? Might there be a geometry for quantum fluctuations? Do you have any insights that could help us grasp these realities more profoundly? Thank you.

Most sincerely,

Bruce

*PS. Those are models we created and photographed. The face to face vertical alignment from tetrahedron-to-octahedron-to tetrahedron would necessarily create a horizontal alignment much like that pictured. -BEC

Third email: 27 July 2020 at 4:28 PM

Dear Prof. Dr. Maryna Viazovska:

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: https://81018.com/conference/ and our specific page about your work is here: https://81018.com/2020/02/27/viazovska/

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,

Bruce

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:

Overview: https://fqxi.org/community/forum/topic/3428

Article: https://fqxi.org/data/essay-contest-files/Camber_3u.pdf

Do you think that it could have some merit?

Thank you.

Most sincerely,

Bruce

First email: 27 February 2020 at 11 AM

**References**: Sphere-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. https://81018.com/home/ is our 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! It 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 — https://81018.com/perfection/ — 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: https://81018.com/3u/ It’s a work-in-progress; perhaps you might have some advice? Thanks.

Sincerely,

Bruce