### Some articles on *circle packings, circle, circles*:

Circle Packing Theorem - Relations With Conformal Mapping Theory

... in 1985, William Thurston conjectured that

... in 1985, William Thurston conjectured that

**circle packings**could be used to approximate conformal mappings ... More precisely, Thurston used**circle packings**to find a conformal mapping from an arbitrary open disk A to the interior of a**circle**the mapping from one topological disk A to another ... Thurston's idea was to pack**circles**of some small radius r in a hexagonal tessellation of the plane, within region A, leaving a narrow region near the boundary of A ...### Famous quotes containing the word circle:

“Wise child, didst hastily return

And mad’st thy mother’s womb thine urn.

How summed a *circle* didst thou leave mankind

Of deepest lore, could we the center find!”

—Ben Jonson (1572–1637)