Extremal Cylinder Configurations II: Configuration O6

Oleg Ogievetsky, Senya Shlosman

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We study the octahedral configuration O6 [Kuperberg] of six equal cylinders touching the unit sphere. We show that the configuration O6 is a local sharp maximum of the distance function. Thus, it is not unlockable and, moreover, rigid.

Original languageEnglish
JournalExperimental Mathematics
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • locally maximal configuration; rigid configuration; unlockable configuration; distance function; connected components


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