PIMS Special Speaker: Configurations of points and lines - A brief survey

  • Date: 01/23/2009

University of Victoria


A k-configuration is a finite collection of n points and n lines, such that each of the n points is on precisely k lines and each line contains precisely k points. Some relevant results were known long ago, but the recent years have seen a large number of new results and novel problems. The development of the ideas will be sketched and some of the outstanding open questions described. A 3-configuration with n = 15 is shown below.


university of victoria
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2:30pm, DSB C 128