Finite Geometries

Proceedings of the Fourth Isle of Thorns Conference

  • A. Blokhuis
  • J. W. P. Hirschfeld
  • D. Jungnickel
  • J. A. Thas

Part of the Developments in Mathematics book series (DEVM, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Aart Blokhuis, Dieter Jungnickel, Bernhard Schmidt
    Pages 27-34
  3. Francis Buekenhout
    Pages 35-48
  4. Peter J. Cameron
    Pages 49-60
  5. A. Cossidente, O. H. King
    Pages 121-131
  6. Dina Ghinelli, Stefan Löwe
    Pages 147-158
  7. M. Giulietti, J. W. P. Hirschfeld, G. Korchmáros
    Pages 159-170
  8. Eline Govaert, Hendrik Van Maldeghem
    Pages 171-176
  9. I. N. Landjev
    Pages 247-256
  10. D. Luyckx, J. A. Thas
    Pages 257-275
  11. B. Mühlherr, H. Van Maldeghem
    Pages 277-293
  12. Stanley E. Payne
    Pages 295-303
  13. Cheryl E. Praeger
    Pages 305-317
  14. Bernhard Schmidt
    Pages 319-331
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 363-367

About this book


When? These are the proceedings of Finite Geometries, the Fourth Isle of Thorns Conference, which took place from Sunday 16 to Friday 21 July, 2000. It was organised by the editors of this volume. The Third Conference in 1990 was published as Advances in Finite Geometries and Designs by Oxford University Press and the Second Conference in 1980 was published as Finite Geometries and Designs by Cambridge University Press. The main speakers were A. R. Calderbank, P. J. Cameron, C. E. Praeger, B. Schmidt, H. Van Maldeghem. There were 64 participants and 42 contributions, all listed at the end of the volume. Conference web site http://www. maths. susx. ac. uk/Staff/JWPH/ Why? This collection of 21 articles describes the latest research and current state of the art in the following inter-linked areas: • combinatorial structures in finite projective and affine spaces, also known as Galois geometries, in which combinatorial objects such as blocking sets, spreads and partial spreads, ovoids, arcs and caps, as well as curves and hypersurfaces, are all of interest; • geometric and algebraic coding theory; • finite groups and incidence geometries, as in polar spaces, gener­ alized polygons and diagram geometries; • algebraic and geometric design theory, in particular designs which have interesting symmetric properties and difference sets, which play an important role, because of their close connections to both Galois geometry and coding theory.


algebra algorithms coding theory finite group geometry sets statistics

Editors and affiliations

  • A. Blokhuis
    • 1
  • J. W. P. Hirschfeld
    • 2
  • D. Jungnickel
    • 3
  • J. A. Thas
    • 4
  1. 1.University of EindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of SussexEngland
  3. 3.University of AugsburgGermany
  4. 4.University of GhentBelgium

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7977-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-0283-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2177
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