Circle Packing Explorations

Francesco De Comité
Proceedings of Bridges 2013: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2013)
Pages 399–402 Short Papers


Circle packing can be seen as the art of placing tangent circles on the plane, leaving as little unoccupied space as possible. Circle packing is a very attractive field of mathematics, from several points of view. It contains interesting and complex questions, both mathematical and algorithmical, and keeps its properties through a wide range of geometric transformations. There are several ways to obtain and modify circle packing structures, giving rise to an infinity of patterns.