Tiling R^n by unit cubes

Graph Theory Seminar
Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 12:05
1.5 hours (actually 80 minutes)
Skiles 255
University of Washington, Tacoma
Tiling problems belong to the oldest problems in whole mathematics. They attracted attention of many famous mathematicians. Even one of the Hilbert problems is devoted to the topic. The interest in tilings by unit cubes originated with a conjecture raised by Minkowski in 1908. In this lecture we will discuss the conjecture, and other closely related problems.