
School of Mathematics and Statistics
Dimitri Leemans
University Libre de Bruxelles
Constructing coset geometries with Magma.
Friday 23rd April, 121pm, 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.
