[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP140100416]
Researchers Prof Cheryl Praeger; Prof Stephen Glasby; Prof Alice Niemeyer;
Brief description Finite geometry has profound mathematical connections to the theory of symmetry. Advances in finite geometry and in symmetry have historically led to advances in diverse areas such as algebra, computing, and theoretical physics. The project aims to characterise basic geometric objects called "projective planes'' and "generalised polygons'' using their symmetry properties. To achieve these aims, conceptual links between certain elements in classical symmetry groups and geometric planes and polygons must be developed. The density of these certain elements has important applications to probabilistic geometric algorithms.
Funding Amount 473000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects