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Geometry & Topology Seminar

Title: Counting Buckyballs
Speaker: Philip Engel (University of Georgia, Athens, USA)
Date: 07 June 2023
Time: 2 pm
Venue: LH-1, Mathematics Department (Joint with the Algebra-Combinatorics Seminar)

A “buckyball” or “fullerene” is a trivalent graph embedded in the sphere, all of whose rings have length 5 or 6. The term originates from the most famous buckyball, “Buckminsterfullerene,” a molecule composed of 60 carbon atoms. In this talk, I will explain why there are exactly 1203397779055806181762759 buckyballs with 10000 carbon atoms.


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Last updated: 29 Feb 2024