Code
01D31609
Duration
01 October 2009 → 30 September 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines

Natural sciences
 Group theory and generalisations ^{ }
 Nonassociative rings and algebras ^{ }
 Topological groups, Lie groups ^{ }
 General mathematics ^{ }
 Geometry ^{ }
 Mathematical software ^{ }
Keywords
E_8
algebra
linear algebraic groups
Project description
A fundamental problem in the theory of linear algebraic groups is the KneserTits problem. For most groups of relative rank 2, the solution to the KneserTits problem is known. The remaining groups of relative rank 2 for which the problem is unsolved, are two groups of type E_8. Both problems can be reduced to purely algebraic questions. The research in the direction of the study of these problems offers a lot of opportunities.