Minkowski-Hlawka Theorem

There exist lattices in n dimensions having hypersphere packing densities satisfying


where zeta(n) is the Riemann zeta function. However, the proof of this theorem is nonconstructive and it is still not known how to actually construct packings that are this dense.

See also

Hermite Constants, Hypersphere Packing

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Conway, J. H. and Sloane, N. J. A. Sphere Packings, Lattices, and Groups, 2nd ed. New York: Springer-Verlag, pp. 14-16, 1993.Pach, J. and Agarwal, P. K. Combinatorial Geometry. New York: Wiley, 1995.

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Weisstein, Eric W. "Minkowski-Hlawka Theorem." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.

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