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Workshop, Mini-Courses on Designs and Additive Combinatorics
(23 - 27 May 2016)

Venue: IMS Auditorium
Block S17, #04-06, Seminar Room 1, Department of Maths, NUS, Singapore 119076 25 May afternoon


Organizing Committee · Visitors and Participants · Overview · Activities · Venue

 

Monday, 23 May 2016

08:45am - 09:00am

Registration

09:00am - 10:30am

Mini-Course on Finite field models in additive combinatorics I
Ben Green, University of Oxford, UK

10:30am - 11:00am

--- Group Photo & Coffee Break ---

11:00am - 11:30am

Combinatorics of transformation semigroups and synchronization (PDF)
Peter Cameron, University of St Andrews, Scotland

11:30am - 12:00nn

Hyperovals in finite projective planes (PDF)
Kai-Uwe Schmidt, Paderborn University, Germany

12:00nn - 02:00pm

--- Lunch Reception at IMS ---

02:00pm - 03:30pm

Mini Course on Existence and enumeration of designs I
Peter Keevash, University of Oxford, UK

03:30pm - 04:00pm

--- Coffee Break ---

04:00pm - 04:30pm

Hemisystem-like structures in finite geometries (PDF)
John Bamberg, University of Western Australia, Australia

04:30pm - 05:00pm

Erdős-Ko-Rado theorems in polar spaces (PDF)
Klaus Metsch, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Germany

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

08:45am - 09:00am

Registration

09:00am - 10:30am

Mini-Course on The polynomial method in finite geometry I (PDF) (PDF)
Simeon Ball, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Aart Blokhuis, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

10:30am - 11:00am

--- Coffee Break ---

11:00am - 11:30am

Quadratic residues and difference sets (PDF)
Vsevolod Lev, The University of Haifa at Oranim, Israel

11:30am - 12:00nn

A linear algebraic approach to partial difference sets in Abelian groups (PDF)
Stefaan De Winter, Michigan Technological University, USA

12:00nn - 02:00pm

--- Lunch Break ---

02:00pm - 03:30pm

Mini-Course on Finite field models in additive combinatorics II
Ben Green, University of Oxford, UK

03:30pm - 04:00pm

--- Coffee Break ---

04:00pm - 04:30pm

Reversible Hadamard difference sets in rank Two 2-groups (PDF)
Ken Smith, Sam Houston State University, USA

04:30pm - 05:00pm

Covering extended building sets revisited (PDF)
James Davis, University of Richmond, USA

05:00pm - 05:30pm

Construction of partial geometric difference sets (PDF)
Oktay Olmez, Ankara University, Turkey

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

08:45am - 09:00am

Registration

09:00am - 10:30am

Mini Course on Existence and enumeration of designs II
Peter Keevash, University of Oxford, UK

10:30am - 11:00am

--- Coffee Break ---

11:00am - 12:30pm

Mini-Course on The polynomial method in finite geometry II (PDF) (PDF)
Simeon Ball, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Aart Blokhuis, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

12:30pm - 02:30pm

--- Lunch Break ---

Venue: Block S17, #04-06, Seminar Room 1, Department of Mathematics, NUS,
           10 Lower Kent Ridge Road Singapore 119076

02:30pm - 03:30pm

Permutations and number theory
Ben Green, University of Oxford, UK

03:30pm - 04:00pm

--- Coffee Break ---

04:00pm - 05:00pm

Inclusion matrices and the MDS conjecture (PDF)
Ameera Chowdhury, Rutgers University, USA

Thursday, 26 May 2016

08:45am - 09:00am

Registration

09:00am - 10:30am

Mini-Course on Finite field models in additive combinatorics III
Ben Green, University of Oxford, UK

10:30am - 11:00am

--- Coffee Break ---

11:00am - 11:30am

Linear similarity of graphs (PDF)
Peter Sin, University of Florida, USA

11:30am - 12:00nn

Proof of a conjecture on monomial graphs (PDF)
Xiang-dong Hou, University of South Florida, USA

12:00nn - 02:00pm

--- Lunch Break ---

02:00pm - 03:30pm

Mini Course on Existence and enumeration of designs III
Peter Keevash, University of Oxford, UK

03:30pm - 04:00pm

--- Coffee Break ---

04:00pm - 04:30pm

Switched strongly regular graphs from finite projective spaces (PDF)
Alice, Man Wa Hui, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

04:30pm - 05:00pm

Isoperimetric problems in association schemes (PDF)
Sebastian Cioaba, University of Delaware, USA

Friday, 27 May 2016

08:45am - 09:00am

Registration

09:00am - 10:30am

Mini-Course on The polynomial method in finite geometry III (PDF) (PDF)
Simeon Ball, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Aart Blokhuis, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

10:30am - 11:00am

--- Coffee Break ---

11:00am - 11:30am

Ovoids and primitive normal bases for quartic extensions of Galois fields (PDF)
Dirk Hachenberger, Universität Augsburg, Germany

11:30am - 12:00nn

Distance sets on circles and Kneser's addition theorem (PDF)
Koji Momihara, Kumamoto University, Japan


Organizing Committee · Visitors and Participants · Overview · Activities · Venue

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