M. Burns (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> That's a great idea. Let me ask, do you expect to be able to prove
> mathematically that you have obtained the tightest possible packing
> for a given collection? What limitations on shape would allow you to
> provide such a mathematical proof?
My understanding is that such proofs are extremely difficult to obtain.
Wasn't it in the last year or so that a similar mathematical proof for
the orientation of simple shperes packed in a box was finally completed?
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