Buildings, Groups and Algebras

Ghent, 14 – 15 October 2005

A conference in honour of Jacques Tits
on the occasion of his 75th birthday

Organizers: B. Mühlherr and H. Van Maldeghem

Prelude Seminar

A special edition of the Seminar "Incidence Geometry" of UGent will precede the Conference Buildings, Groups and Algebras. The talks will highlight the work and contributions of Jacques Tits in Incidence Geometry and Finite Group Theory

It will be held on Friday, October 14 and the lectures will take place in the Seminar Room 7 of Building S22.

Schedule of Talks

Friday, October 14

11:00h - 11:25h

Ernest E. Shult : The theory of buildings in pre-classification finite group theory

11:30h - 11:55h

Mark A. Ronan : The classification of finite simple groups

12:00h - 12:25h

Francis Buekenhout : Jacques Tits and homogeneous spaces