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What lies South of Southend: games and groupoids menu

What lies South of Southend: games and groupoids

Speaker: 
Ben Fairbairn (Birkbeck)
Date/Time: 
Fri, 12/02/2016 - 16:00
Room: 
M103 (Mathematical Sciences)
Seminar series: 

Recently there has been a lot of chatter from various parties about
generalising Conway's extraordinary construction of the small Mathieu
groups from projective planes. For some reason several of these people
seem to think I should put my oar in and so here are some thoughts on
these recent constructions along these lines and potential avenues for
generalisations.