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Introduction to the Flyspeck Project



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.

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  author =	{Hales, Thomas C.},
  title =	{{Introduction to the Flyspeck Project}},
  booktitle =	{Mathematics, Algorithms, Proofs},
  pages =	{1--11},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings (DagSemProc)},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  year =	{2006},
  volume =	{5021},
  editor =	{Thierry Coquand and Henri Lombardi and Marie-Fran\c{c}oise Roy},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-4329},
  doi =		{10.4230/DagSemProc.05021.16},
  annote =	{Keywords: Certified proofs, Kepler conjecture}

Keywords: Certified proofs, Kepler conjecture
Seminar: 05021 - Mathematics, Algorithms, Proofs
Issue date: 2006
Date of publication: 17.01.2006

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