University of Sydney

    School of Mathematics and Statistics

    Algebra Seminar

    Dimitri Leemans
    University Libre de Bruxelles

    Constructing coset geometries with Magma.

    Friday 23rd April, 12-1pm, Carslaw 375.

    In this talk we intend to describe the work that has been done at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles over the years by a research team headed by Professor Francis Buekenhout, using the computer algebra package Magma. This work consists in building all geometries that satisfy a set of axioms from finite (simple) groups in order to try to obtain a coherent geometric understanding of the 26 sporadic groups in the spirit of the theory of buildings due to Jacques Tits.

    The goal is still far from being reached.