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SEMINAR: Groups and Combinatorics Seminar:Pentagonal geometries

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Groups and Combinatorics Seminar

John Bamberg (UWA)

will speak on

Pentagonal geometries

at 11am on Wednesday 14th of March in MLR2

Abstract: Jacques Tits introduced generalised polygons in order to geometrically describe groups of Lie type, and as their name suggests, they are generalisations of ordinary regular polygons. In this talk, we look at the concept of a "pentagonal geometry" as a generalisation of the pentagon and the Desargues configuration, in the same vein that the generalised polygons share the fundamental properties of ordinary polygons. (This is joint work with Simeon Ball, Alice Devillers and Klara Stokes).
Speaker(s) John Bamberg
Location Maths Lecture Room 2
Contact Michael Giudici <[email protected]>
Start Wed, 14 Mar 2012 11:00
End Wed, 14 Mar 2012 11:45
Submitted by Michael Giudici <[email protected]>
Last Updated Mon, 12 Mar 2012 14:19
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