Title: Symmetric Designs
Speaker: Yael Davidov, Rutgers University
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 12:15pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
This talk will be about symmetric designs. Symmetric designs are mathematical objects that include but are not limited to finite projective planes and difference sets. I will define symmetric designs, give some cool examples, and provide an outline of a proof of the Bruck-Ryser-Chowla Theorem about the possible parameters of a design which uses some fun facts from algebra (quadratic forms) and number theory.