Introduction to the Flyspeck Project

Author Thomas C. Hales

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Thomas C. Hales. Introduction to the Flyspeck Project. In Mathematics, Algorithms, Proofs. Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings, Volume 5021, pp. 1-11, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2006)


This article gives an introduction to a long-term project called Flyspeck, whose purpose is to give a formal verification of the Kepler Conjecture. The Kepler Conjecture asserts that the density of a packing of equal radius balls in three dimensions cannot exceed $pi/sqrt{18}$. The original proof of the Kepler Conjecture, from 1998, relies extensively on computer calculations. Because the proof relies on relatively few external results, it is a natural choice for a formalization effort.
  • Certified proofs
  • Kepler conjecture


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