The work of Maryna Viazovska

  • Henry Cohn

    Microsoft Research New England, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA
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On July 5th, 2022, Maryna Viazovska was awarded a Fields Medal for her solution of the sphere packing problem in eight dimensions, as well as further contributions to related extremal problems and interpolation problems in Fourier analysis. This article explains some of the ideas behind her work to a broad mathematical audience.