AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Special Session
Current as of Tuesday, April 12, 2005 15:10:32
2003 Joint Central and Western Section Meeting
Boulder, CO, October 24, 2003
Meeting #989
Associate secretaries: Susan J Friedlander, AMS susan@math.northwestern.edu
Michel L Lapidus, AMS lapidus@math.ucr.edu, lapidus@mathserv.ucr.edu
Special Session on Finite Geometries

Thursday October 2, 2003, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Finite Geometries, I
Room 118 (1st Floor), Engineering Center (ECCR)
Organizers:
Stanley E. Payne, University of Colorad Denver spayne@math.cudenver.edu
Robert Allen Liebler, Colorado State University liebler@math.colostate.edu

9:00 a.m.
Multiple Nests.
Norman L. Johnson*, University of Iowa
(9895167) 
9:30 a.m.
Sharply and Super Sharply Focused Arcs in Desarguesian Planes.
William E Cherowitzo*, University of Colorado at Denver
Leanne D Holder, St. Mary's University
(98951197) 
10:00 a.m.
Arcs and Ovals from Abelian Groups.
Dina Ghinelli*, Università di Roma "La Sapienza"
Dieter Jungnickel, Universitaet Augsburg
Marialuisa de Resmini, Università di Roma La Sapienza
(98952188) 
10:30 a.m.
On $(2n,2,2n,n)$ relative difference sets in nonsolvable groups.
Yutaka Hiramine*, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Education, Kumamoto University
(9890565)

9:00 a.m.

Thursday October 2, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Finite Geometries, II
Room 118 (1st Floor), Engineering Center (ECCR)
Organizers:
Stanley E. Payne, University of Colorad Denver spayne@math.cudenver.edu
Robert Allen Liebler, Colorado State University liebler@math.colostate.edu

2:30 p.m.
Blocking sets of external lines to a conic in PG(2,q).
Gabor Korchmaros*, Mathematics Department University of Basilicata, Italy
(9895192) 
3:00 p.m.
On the existence of certain generalized quadrangles.
Vasyl Dmytrenko, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Felix Lazebnik*, Department of Mathematical Sciences
(98905210) 
3:30 p.m.
Dimensional dual hyperovals associated with Steiner systems.
Satoshi Yoshiara*, Tokyo Woman's Christian University
Alberto del Fra, University of Rome
(9895157) 
4:00 p.m.
When is $\Delta_2^\star(p)$ a subspace?
Ernest E. Shult*, Kansas State University
(98951243)

2:30 p.m.

Friday October 3, 2003, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Finite Geometries, III
Room 118 (1st Floor), Engineering Center (ECCR)
Organizers:
Stanley E. Payne, University of Colorad Denver spayne@math.cudenver.edu
Robert Allen Liebler, Colorado State University liebler@math.colostate.edu

9:00 a.m.
Eggs in $\mathrm{PG}(4n1,q)$, $q$ even, containing a pseudo pointed conic.
Matthew R Brown*, University of Adelaide, Australia
Michel Lavrauw, Universita degli studi di Napoli Federico II
(98951204) 
9:30 a.m.
Generalized quadrangles and their analogues via coherent configurations.
Mikhail H. Klin*, University of Delaware, Newark and BenGurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva
Sven Reichard, University of Delaware, Newark
(98905212) 
10:00 a.m.
Elation Points in Generalized Quadrangles.
Koen J. R. Thas*, Ghent University
(98951126) 
10:30 a.m.
Characterizations of finite translation generalized quadrangles.
Joseph A Thas*, Ghent University (Belgium)
(98951125)

9:00 a.m.

Friday October 3, 2003, 2:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Finite Geometries, IV
Room 118 (1st Floor), Engineering Center (ECCR)
Organizers:
Stanley E. Payne, University of Colorad Denver spayne@math.cudenver.edu
Robert Allen Liebler, Colorado State University liebler@math.colostate.edu

2:30 p.m.
Odd order conjecture of translation planes.
Chat Y. Ho*, University of Florida
(9892060) 
3:00 p.m.
Construction of Some New Projective Planes.
G Eric Moorhouse*, University of Wyoming
(9890544) 
3:30 p.m.
The Classification of flag transitive planes of order 32.
Patrick S Fleming*, University of Wyoming
(98951113) 
4:00 p.m.
Orbit Computation and Applications in Finite Geometry.
Anton Betten*, Colorado State University
(98951136) 
4:30 p.m.
Hemisystems of $H(3,q^2)$.
Tim Penttila*, University of Western Australia
(9895138)

2:30 p.m.

Saturday October 4, 2003, 10:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.
Special Session on Finite Geometries, V
Room 118 (1st Floor), Engineering Center (ECCR)
Organizers:
Stanley E. Payne, University of Colorad Denver spayne@math.cudenver.edu
Robert Allen Liebler, Colorado State University liebler@math.colostate.edu

10:00 a.m.
Partial Ovoids and Spans of the Hermitian Surface.
G. L. Ebert*, University of Delaware
(9895154) 
10:30 a.m.
Characterizing "Neoclassical" Unitals as Codewords.
Kenneth L Wantz*, Southern Nazarene University
Ronald D Baker, West Virginia State College
(9895137) 
11:00 a.m.
The nonexistence of ovoids in the dual polar space DW(6,q).
Bruce N. Cooperstein*, University of California, Santa Cruz
Antonio Pasini, University of Siena
(98951185) 
11:30 a.m.
Caps on a Hermitian variety.
James W Hirschfeld*, University of Sussex
(9895148)

10:00 a.m.