UTA Department of Mathematics

Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium

Date/Time/Room: Friday (9/26/2008) at 2:30pm in 304 Pickard Hall

Speaker: Dr. Vikram Jha, Reader
Department of Mathematics
Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, UK
(Local host: M. Cordero-Epperson)


"Finite Analogues of free planes"

Abstract: Since around 1970 it has been known that every group is the full automorphism of some infinite 'free' projective plane. We demonstrate that a finite version of this result applies to a class of finite combinatorial designs with parameters generalizing those of a projective plane.