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SUMMARY:Marco Timpanella (Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Va
nvitelli")
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210302T150000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210302T160000Z
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UID:CombinatoricsAndAlgebraicGeometr/1
DESCRIPTION:Title: Algebraic curves and (one of) their applications<
/a>\nby Marco Timpanella (Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Va
nvitelli") as part of Galois geometries and their applications: young semi
nars\n\n\nAbstract\nThe foundation of the theory of algebraic curves over
the complex field goes back to the Nineteenth century\, and most of this t
heory holds true if $\\mathbb{C}$ is replaced by any field of characterist
ic zero. However\, significant differences arise in positive characterist
ic. One of the main features of algebraic curves in positive characteristi
c concerns the fact that they may have much larger automorphism groups (co
mpared to their genus) than in the zero characteristic case.\nA part of th
is seminar will be dedicated to the description of the relationship betwee
n automorphism groups and other birational invariants of an algebraic curv
e\, and to the presentation of our main contributions. \n\n\nApart from th
eir intrinsic theoretical interest\, algebraic curves over finite fields h
ave relevant applications to several areas of Mathematics. \nIn particular
\, in the last decades\, methods of Algebraic Geometry have been prominent
in Coding Theory with the so-called AG codes.\nIn fact\, the essential in
gredients for the computation of the parameters of AG codes are Riemann-Ro
ch spaces and Weierstrass semigroups. We will give an overview of this top
ic and present some recent results.\n \n\n\nJoint work with Massimo Giulie
tti\, Gábor Korchmáros\, Stefano Lia\, Gábor Nagy.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/CombinatoricsAndAlgebraicGeomet
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SUMMARY:Anina Gruica (Eindhoven University of Technology)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210503T140000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210503T150000Z
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UID:CombinatoricsAndAlgebraicGeometr/2
DESCRIPTION:Title: The Sparseness of MRD Codes\nby Anina Gruica
(Eindhoven University of Technology) as part of Galois geometries and thei
r applications: young seminars\n\n\nAbstract\nAn open question in coding t
heory asks whether or not MRD codes with the rank metric are dense as the
field size tends to infinity. For answering this question\, I will discuss
the problem of estimating the number of common complements of a family of
subspaces over a finite field in terms of the cardinality of the family a
nd its intersection structure. Upper and lower bounds for this number will
be derived\, along with their asymptotic versions as the field size tends
to infinity.\nBy specializing these results to matrix spaces\, one obtain
s upper and lower bounds for the number of MRD codes. In particular\, I wi
ll show that MRD codes are sparse for almost all parameter sets as the fie
ld size grows. The new results in this talk are joint work with Alberto Ra
vagnani.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/CombinatoricsAndAlgebraicGeomet
r/2/
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SUMMARY:Giusy Monzillo (Università degli Studi della Basilicata)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210708T140000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20210708T150000Z
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UID:CombinatoricsAndAlgebraicGeometr/3
DESCRIPTION:Title: Pseudo-ovals of elliptic quadrics as Delsarte des
igns of association schemes\nby Giusy Monzillo (Università degli Stud
i della Basilicata) as part of Galois geometries and their applications: y
oung seminars\n\n\nAbstract\n(Joint work with John Bamberg and Alessandro
Siciliano)\nA pseudo-oval of a finite projective space over a finite fiel
d of odd order q is a configuration of equidimensional subspaces that is e
ssentially equivalent to a translation generalised quadrangle of order $(q
^n\,q^n)$ and a Laguerre plane of order $q^n$ (for some $n$). In setting o
ut a programme to construct new generalised quadrangles\, Shult and Thas a
sked whether there are pseudo-ovals consisting only of lines of an ellipti
c quadric $Q^-(5\,q)$\, non-equivalent to the classical example\, a so-cal
led pseudo-conic. To date\, every known pseudo-oval of lines of $Q^-(5\,q)
$ is projectively equivalent to a pseudo-conic. Thas characterised pseudo-
conics as pseudo-ovals satisfying the perspective property\, and our work
is on characterisations of pseudo-conics from an algebraic combinatorial p
oint of view. In particular\, we show that pseudo-ovals in $Q^-(5\,q)$ and
pseudo-conics can be characterised as certain Delsarte designs of an inte
resting five-class association scheme.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/CombinatoricsAndAlgebraicGeomet
r/3/
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SUMMARY:Sam Adriaensen (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20211005T140000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20211005T150000Z
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UID:CombinatoricsAndAlgebraicGeometr/4
DESCRIPTION:Title: Erdős-Ko-Rado theorems for ovoidal circle geomet
ries and polynomials over finite fields\nby Sam Adriaensen (Vrije Univ
ersiteit Brussel) as part of Galois geometries and their applications: you
ng seminars\n\n\nAbstract\nGiven an incidence structure (P\, B)\, we say t
hat a family F contained in B is intersecting if any two elements of F sha
re at least one point. There have been ample investigations into the size
and structure of the largest intersecting families in a wide variety of in
cidence structures. We say that an incidence structure satisfies the stron
g EKR property if all intersecting families of maximum size consist of all
the blocks through a fixed point.\n\nIn this talk I will discuss this pro
blem in ovoidal circle geometries. They arise by taking a quadratic surfac
e Q in PG(3\,q) (which is a slight generalisation of a classical polar spa
ce) and taking the plane sections with every plane that intersects Q in an
oval. I will discuss the proof that the strong EKR property holds in Möb
ius planes of even order greater than two\, and in ovoidal Laguerre planes
. As a corollary\, the strong EKR property also holds for polynomials of b
ounded degree over a finite field.\n\nThe proof is an illustration of the
beautiful marriage of Erdős-Ko-Rado problems and algebraic graph theory.\
n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/CombinatoricsAndAlgebraicGeomet
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SUMMARY:Leonardo Landi (Danmarks Tekniske Universitet)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20211109T150000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20211109T160000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Galois subcovers of the two Skabelund maximal cur
ves\nby Leonardo Landi (Danmarks Tekniske Universitet) as part of Galo
is geometries and their applications: young seminars\n\n\nAbstract\nIn 201
6 D. Skabelund constructed two maximal curves over finite fields as cyclic
covers of the Suzuki and Ree curves. The two curves have been later inves
tigated by M. Giulietti\, M. Montanucci\, L. Quoos and G. Zini\, who deter
mined the full automorphism group and computed the genera of many Galois s
ubcovers of the two curves. This talk will give an overview of a recent wo
rk\, in collaboration with P. Beelen and M. Montanucci\, in which we compl
eted the classification of all Galois subcovers of the two Skabelund maxim
al curves. The talk will focus on some of the techniques involved in the g
enus computation of such Galois subcovers\, that lead to obtain new values
in the spectrum of genera of maximal curves.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/CombinatoricsAndAlgebraicGeomet
r/5/
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SUMMARY:Jean Paul Zerafa (Comenius University)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220111T150000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220111T160000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: Snarks and perfect matchings\nby Jean Paul Ze
rafa (Comenius University) as part of Galois geometries and their applicat
ions: young seminars\n\n\nAbstract\nSnarks\, which for us represent bridge
less cubic graphs which are not 3-edge-colourable (Class II)\, are crucial
when considering conjectures about bridgeless cubic graphs\, and\, if suc
h statements are true for snarks\, then they would be true for all bridgel
ess cubic graphs. One such conjecture which is known for its simple statem
ent\, but still indomitable after half a century\, is the Berge-Fulkerson
Conjecture which states that every bridgeless cubic graph $G$ admits six p
erfect matchings such that every edge in $G$ is contained in exactly two o
f these six perfect matchings. In this talk we discuss two other related a
nd well-known conjectures about bridgeless cubic graphs\, both consequence
s of the Berge-Fulkerson Conjecture which are still very much open: the Fa
n-Raspaud Conjecture (1994) and the $S_{4}$-Conjecture (Mazzuoccolo\, 2013
).\n\nGiven the obstacles encountered when dealing with such problems\, ma
ny have considered trying to bridge the gap between Class I and Class II b
ridgeless cubic graphs by looking at invariants that measure how far Class
II bridgeless cubic graphs are from being Class I. This is done in an att
empt to further refine the class of snarks\, and thus\, enlarging the set
of cubic graphs for which such conjectures can be verified. In this spirit
we consider a parameter which gives the least number of perfect matchings
(not necessarily distinct) needed to be added to a bridgeless cubic graph
such that the resulting multigraph is Class I. We show that the Petersen
graph is\, in some sense\, the only obstruction for a bridgeless cubic gra
ph to have a finite value for the parameter studied. We also relate this p
arameter to already well-studied concepts: the excessive index\, and the l
ength of a shortest cycle cover of a bridgeless cubic graph. \n\nThe above
is joint work with Edita Máčajová\, Giuseppe Mazzuoccolo and Vahan Mkr
tchyan.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/CombinatoricsAndAlgebraicGeomet
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SUMMARY:Giovanni Longobardi (University of Padova)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220301T150000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220301T160000Z
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UID:CombinatoricsAndAlgebraicGeometr/7
DESCRIPTION:Title: Scattered linear sets in a finite projective line
\, translation planes and hyper-reguli of $\\mathbb F_{q^t}^2$\nby Gio
vanni Longobardi (University of Padova) as part of Galois geometries and t
heir applications: young seminars\n\n\nAbstract\nIn [2]\, G. Lunardon and
O. Polverino show that the point set of a scattered \n$\\mathbb F_q$-linea
r set of rank $t$ in PG$(1\,q^t)$\, also called maximum scattered linear s
et\n(MSLS for short)\, is a derivable partial spread of the $\\mathbb F_q$
-vector space $\\mathbb F_{q^t}^2$\n(elsewhere such structures are also ca
lled hyper-reguli).\nHence any MSLS gives rise to a non-Desarguesian trans
lation plane.\nIn the case dealt with in [2]\, the authors obtain an Andr
\\'e plane.\nIn this talk\, a quasifield associated with any MSLS will be
exhibited.\nOur main contribution is to prove that two translation planes
associated with two MSLSs\n$L_U$ and $L_{U'}$ are\nisomorphic if and only
if they are related to $\\mathbb F_q$-subspaces $U$ and $U'$ of \n$\\mathb
b F_{q^t}^2$\nbelonging to the same orbit under the action of $\\Gamma\\ma
thrm L(2\,q^t)$.\nAs a consequence\, any MSLS $L_U$ gives rise to a set of
\npairwise nonisomorphic translation planes whose size is the $\\Gamma\\ma
thrm L$-class of $L_U$\,\nas defined in [1].\n\nThis is a joint work with
V. Casarino and C. Zanella.\n\n[1] B. Csajbók\, G. Marino\, O. Polverino:
\nClasses and equivalence of linear sets in PG(1\,q^n)\,\nJ. Combin. Theor
y Ser. A 157 (2018)\, 402-426.\n\n\n[2] G. Lunardon\, O. Polverino:\nBlock
ing sets and derivable partial spreads\,\nJ. Algebraic Combin. 14 (2001)\,
49-56.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/CombinatoricsAndAlgebraicGeomet
r/7/
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SUMMARY:Jonathan Mannaert (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220524T150000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20220524T160000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: On Cameron-Liebler sets of k-spaces in finite pro
jective spaces (Part II)\nby Jonathan Mannaert (Vrije Universiteit Bru
ssel) as part of Galois geometries and their applications: young seminars\
n\n\nAbstract\nThis is part 2 of a double talk together with Jan De Beule.
Cameron-Liebler line classes in PG(n\,q) are well studied objects due to
several equivalent definitions and interesting properties\, yet they appea
r to be scarce. These objects can be generalized naturally to Cameron-Lieb
ler sets of k-spaces in PG(n\,q)\, which inherit many properties. It is kn
own that these sets of k-spaces are also examples of sets arising from Boo
lean degree 1 functions. Each Cameron-Liebler set of k-spaces has a parame
ter x.\nConditions on this parameter yield non-existence results. In this
talk we focus on general non-existence results for these sets of k-spaces\
, we do this by proving a lower bound on the parameter of non-trivial exam
ples of Cameron-Liebler sets of k-spaces. The main techniques we apply ari
se from generalizaing techniques used in [2]. In his thesis\, Drudge wante
d to classify Cameron-Liebler line classes in PG(n\,q) using their interse
ction with subspaces. In [1]\, these concepts where generalized to Cameron
-Liebler sets of k-spaces and they also improve the known results obtained
for Cameron-Liebler line classes in sufficiently large projective spaces.
\n\n[1] J. De Beule\, J. Mannaert and L. Storme.\nCameron-Liebler k-sets i
n subspaces and non-existence conditions.\nDes. Codes Cryptogr.\, 90: 633
–651\, 2022.\n\n[2] K. Drudge.\nExtremal sets in projective and polar sp
aces.\nPhD thesis\, The University of West Ontario\, London\, Canada\, 199
8.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/CombinatoricsAndAlgebraicGeomet
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SUMMARY:Lara Vicino (Technical University of Denmark)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20221109T150000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20221109T160000Z
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UID:CombinatoricsAndAlgebraicGeometr/9
DESCRIPTION:Title: Weierstrass semigroups at the $\\mathbb{F}_{q^2}$
-rational points of a maximal curve with the third largest genus\nby L
ara Vicino (Technical University of Denmark) as part of Galois geometries
and their applications: young seminars\n\n\nAbstract\nAn $\\mathbb{F}_{q^2
}$-maximal curve $\\mathcal{X}$ of genus $g$ is defined to be a projective
\, geometrically irreducible\, non-singular algebraic curve defined over $
\\mathbb{F}_{q^2}$ such that the number of its $\\mathbb{F}_{q^2}$-rationa
l points attains the Hasse-Weil upper bound.\n$\\mathbb{F}_{q^2}$-maximal
curves\, especially those with large genus\, are of particular interest in
coding theory since they give rise to excellent AG codes.\n\nIt is well k
nown that\, for an $\\mathbb{F}_{q^2}$-maximal curve $\\mathcal{X}$\, $g(\
\mathcal{X}) \\leq q(q - 1)/2$ and that it reaches this upper bound if and
only if $\\mathcal{X}$ is $\\mathbb{F}_{q^2}$-isomorphic to the Hermitian
curve. The first and the second largest genera of $\\mathbb{F}_{q^2}$-max
imal curves are known\, and they are realized by exactly one curve up to $
\\mathbb{F}_{q^2}$-isomorphism\, but the same is not clear for the third l
argest genus. Its value is known to be equal to $g_3=\\lfloor (q^2-q+4)/6
\\rfloor$\, but it is still unclear whether this is realized by exactly on
e curve up to $\\mathbb{F}_{q^2}$-isomorphism. \n\n\n\nIn this talk\, I wi
ll present our results on the Weierstrass semigroups at the $\\mathbb{F}_{
q^2}$-rational points of the curve $\\mathcal{X}_3: x^{(q+1)/3} + x^{2(q+1
)/3} + y^{q+1} = 0$\, with $q \\equiv 2 \\pmod 3$\, which is a curve known
to have genus equal to $g_3$. One of the surprising results is that there
are roughly $(q+1)/3$ possible different semigroups\, although not all of
them may occur for a given $q$. Moreover\, the curve $\\mathcal{X}_3$ has
many non-$\\mathbb{F}_{q^2}$-rational Weierstrass points.\n\n\nJoint work
with Peter Beelen and Maria Montanucci.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/CombinatoricsAndAlgebraicGeomet
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SUMMARY:Lins Denaux (University of Ghent)
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20230125T150000Z
DTEND;VALUE=DATE-TIME:20230125T160000Z
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DESCRIPTION:Title: On higgledy-piggledy sets and the André/Bruck-B
ose representation\nby Lins Denaux (University of Ghent) as part of Ga
lois geometries and their applications: young seminars\n\n\nAbstract\nIn t
his talk\, we focus on higgledy-piggledy sets of $k$-subspaces in $\\textn
ormal{PG}(N\,q)$\, i.e. sets of projective subspaces that are "well-spread
-out".\nMore precisely\, the set of intersection points of these $k$-subsp
aces with any $(N-k)$-subspace $\\kappa$ of $\\textnormal{PG}(N\,q)$ spans
$\\kappa$ itself.\nIn other words\, the set of points in the union of the
se $k$-subspaces forms a \\emph{strong blocking set} w.r.t. $(N-k)$-subspa
ces.\nNaturally\, one would like to find a higgledy-piggledy set consistin
g of a small number of $k$-subspaces.\n\nAlthough these combinatorial sets
of subspaces are sporadically mentioned in older works\, only since $2014
$ researchers have started to investigate these sets as a main point of in
terest.\nIn this talk\, we aim to discuss the state of the art concerning
this special type of subspace sets.\nMoreover\, we want to present some re
cent results\, some of which are joint work with Jozefien D'haeseleer and
Geertrui Van de Voorde and concerns a higgledy-piggledy plane set in $\\ma
thrm{PG}(5\,q)$. The proof of its existence relies on the field reduction\
, linear sets and the Andr\\'e/Bruck-Bose representation of the projective
plane $\\mathrm{PG}(2\,q^3)$.\n
LOCATION:https://researchseminars.org/talk/CombinatoricsAndAlgebraicGeomet
r/10/
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