© 1998

Groups and Geometries

Siena Conference, September 1996

  • Lino di Martino
  • William M. Kantor
  • Guglielmo Lunardon
  • Antonio Pasini
  • Maria Clara Tamburini
Conference proceedings

Part of the Trends in Mathematics book series (TM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Michael G. Aschbacher, Stephen D. Smith
    Pages 1-7
  3. Barbara Baumeister, Gernot Stroth
    Pages 9-28
  4. Rieuwert J. Blok, Andries E. Brouwer
    Pages 29-38
  5. Francis Buekenhout, Michel Dehon, Dimitri Leemans
    Pages 39-54
  6. Harald Gottschalk, Dimitri Leemans
    Pages 65-79
  7. Robert M. Guralnick, Cornelius Hoffman
    Pages 81-89
  8. Cécile Huybrechts, Antonio Pasini
    Pages 91-106
  9. Alexander A. Ivanov
    Pages 107-121
  10. Martin W. Liebeck
    Pages 145-148
  11. Andrea Lucchini
    Pages 149-153
  12. Ernest Shult
    Pages 177-188
  13. Hendrik Van Maldeghem
    Pages 231-236

About these proceedings


On September 1-7, 1996 a conference on Groups and Geometries took place in lovely Siena, Italy. It brought together experts and interested mathematicians from numerous countries. The scientific program centered around invited exposi­ tory lectures; there also were shorter research announcements, including talks by younger researchers. The conference concerned a broad range of topics in group theory and geometry, with emphasis on recent results and open problems. Special attention was drawn to the interplay between group-theoretic methods and geometric and combinatorial ones. Expanded versions of many of the talks appear in these Proceedings. This volume is intended to provide a stimulating collection of themes for a broad range of algebraists and geometers. Among those themes, represented within the conference or these Proceedings, are aspects of the following: 1. the classification of finite simple groups, 2. the structure and properties of groups of Lie type over finite and algebraically closed fields of finite characteristic, 3. buildings, and the geometry of projective and polar spaces, and 4. geometries of sporadic simple groups. We are grateful to the authors for their efforts in providing us with manuscripts in LaTeX. Barbara Priwitzer and Thomas Hintermann, Mathematics Editors of Birkhauser, have been very helpful and supportive throughout the preparation of this volume.


Group theory combinatorics geometry algebra cohomology finite group group theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Lino di Martino
  • William M. Kantor
  • Guglielmo Lunardon
  • Antonio Pasini
    • 1
  • Maria Clara Tamburini
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of SienaSienaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Groups and Geometries
  • Book Subtitle Siena Conference, September 1996
  • Editors Lino Di Martino
    William Kantor
    Guglielmo Lunardon
    Antonio Pasini
    Maria Clara Tamburini
  • Series Title Trends in Mathematics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Verlag 1998
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Basel
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-7643-5881-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-0348-9785-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-0348-8819-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 266
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Algebra
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