University of Sydney
School of Mathematics and Statistics
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
The goal is still far from being reached.