Project

Finite semifields

Duration
01 October 2008 → 30 September 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Algebra
    • Geometry
    • History and foundations
Keywords
semifields finite geometry algebra
 
Project description

The project is focussed on the classification of finite semifields, a classical problem in algebra. The study of semifields was initiated about a century ago by Leonard Eugene Dickson, and by 1960 the relevance of semifields in finite geometry was well known. The overall aim is to obtain constructions, and classification results on semifields and related structures in finite geometry.