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1999 Spring Southeastern Section Meeting
Gainesville, FL, March 1213, 1999
Meeting #940
Associate secretaries:
Robert J Daverman, AMS
daverman@math.utk.edu
Special Session on Groups and Geometries

Friday March 12, 1999, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Groups and Geometries, I
Room 201, W. W. Little Hall
Organizers:
Chat Ho, University of Florida cyh@math.ufl.edu
Peter Sin, University of Florida sin@math.ufl.edu

9:00 a.m.
Pieces of Eight.
Robert L. Griess, Jr.*, University of Michigan
(94020367)

9:30 a.m.
Dade's conjecture for the finite unitary groups.
Chao Ku*, California Institute of Technology
(94020377)

10:00 a.m.
Is $71:35$ a maximal subgroup of the Monster?
Hiroyoshi Yamaki*, Kumamoto University
(94020212)

10:30 a.m.
On the first cohomology group of a finite group.
Corneliu G Hoffman*, University of California Irvine
(94020164)

Friday March 12, 1999, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Groups and Geometries, II
Room 201, W. W. Little Hall
Organizers:
Chat Ho, University of Florida cyh@math.ufl.edu
Peter Sin, University of Florida sin@math.ufl.edu

3:00 p.m.
$Af^*$$Af$ geometries and locally grid graphs of Pfaffian type.
Jonathan I. Hall*, Michigan State University
(94051348)

3:30 p.m.
A local characterization of the long root geometries.
Anna Kasikova, Kansas State University
Ernest Shult*, Kansas State University
(94051285)

4:00 p.m.
A geometric approach to the standard form problem.
Curtis D Bennett, Bowling Green State University
Sergey Shpectorov*, Bowling Green State University
(94020355)

4:30 p.m.
Primitive Ovoids in $O_8^+(q)$.
Athula D Gunawardena*, University of WisconsinWhitewater
(94051328)

5:00 p.m.
Grassmannian Fixed Point Ratios.
Daniel E. Frohardt*, Wayne State University
Kay Magaard, Wayne State University
(94015340)

Saturday March 13, 1999, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Groups and Geometries, III
Room 201, W. W. Little Hall
Organizers:
Chat Ho, University of Florida cyh@math.ufl.edu
Peter Sin, University of Florida sin@math.ufl.edu

8:30 a.m.
The Even Type Theorem for quasithin groups.
Michael Aschbacher*, Caltech
(94020210)

9:00 a.m.
Classification of finite simple groups.
Gernot Stroth*, Universit\"at Halle Wittenberg
Bernd Stellmacher, Universit\"at Kiel
Ulrich Meierfrankenfeld, Michigan State University, East Lansing
(94020115)

9:30 a.m.
Geometric Techniques in the classification of Quasithin Groups.
Stephen D Smith*, U IllinoisChicago
(9402077)

10:00 a.m.
Discussion

10:30 a.m.
Discussion

Saturday March 13, 1999, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Groups and Geometries, IV
Room 201, W. W. Little Hall
Organizers:
Chat Ho, University of Florida cyh@math.ufl.edu
Peter Sin, University of Florida sin@math.ufl.edu

2:30 p.m.
Classification of some Griesmer bound codes.
Wolfgang Willems*, University of Magdeburg
(94094116)

3:00 p.m.
2Rank and the Chromatic Number of a Graph.
Chris D Godsil*, University of Waterloo
Gordon F Royle, University of Western Australia
(94005325)

3:30 p.m.
On certain Schur rings of dimension 4.
Kenzi Akiyama*, Department of Applied Mathematics, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka 8140180, Japan
(94020134)

4:00 p.m.
Recent Results on Difference Sets with Classical Parameters.
Qing Xiang*, University of Delaware
(94005135)
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