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SEMINAR: Groups and Combinatorics Seminar

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This week the seminar will consist of three 20 minute talks, starting at 3pm Friday 21st of June in Blakers Lecture Theatre.

--Talk 1--

Mark Ioppolo

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Symmetry in coding theory: Constructing error control codes with group theory


When data is transmitted over a noisy communication channel there is a possibility that the received message will be different to what the sender intended. A frequently made assumption in coding theory is that the probability of an error occurring does not depend on the position of the error in the codeword, or on the value of the error. The group theoretic analogue of this assumption is known as neighbour-transitivity. This talk will introduce the study of neighbour-transitive codes, focusing on the case where the automorphism group of the code in question is contained in a group of symplectic matrices.

--Talk 2--

David Raithel

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Structures of Symmetries


Permutation groups are the tools with which we understand and study symmetry. For over a century, mathematicians have been endeavouring to classify classes of permutation groups, which in turn classifies classes of symmetries. Transitive groups lie at the heart of permutation groups, and one of the large overarching themes of permutation group theory has been to characterise transitive groups. In this talk I shall outline four major structure theorems from as early as 1911 to as recently as 2004. These theorems have proven to be powerful tools which have allowed group theorists to sledgehammer their way through some otherwise insurmountable problems.

--Talk 3--

Daniel Hawtin

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Affine Elusive Codes


An Elusive pair $(C,X)$ is a code-group pair where $X$ fixes the neighbour set setwise, and contains an automorphism which does not fix $C$ setwise. This implies that there are multiple codes, each with the same neighbour set. The concept was introduced by Gillespie and Praeger in order to discern the correct definition for neighbour transitive codes. We discuss a family of exmples which are as large as possible, in some sense, and display properties which previous examples have not.
Speaker(s) Mark Ioppolo, David Raithel, and Daniel Hawtin
Location Blakers Lecture Theatre
Contact Irene Pivotto <[email protected]>
Start Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:00
End Fri, 21 Jun 2013 17:00
Submitted by Irene Pivotto <[email protected]>
Last Updated Tue, 18 Jun 2013 08:22
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