Michel Lavrauw

Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Padova.



My research is focussed on the areas of combinatorics, algebra, finite geometry, incidence geometry, finite fields and coding theory. More specifically, finite semifields (non-associative division algebras), projective planes, Segre varieties, geometry of tensor product spaces, translation generalised quadrangles (equivalent to the theory of eggs in projective spaces), polynomial techniques in finite geometry, field reduction techniques, linear sets and the links between incidence geometry and coding theory.



Now available for download!

FinInG is a GAP package that provides users with the basic tools to work in various areas of finite incidence geometry, from the realms of projective spaces to the flat lands of generalised polygons. It uses the algebraic power of GAP, particularly its implementation of matrix and permutation groups. It also serves as a great learning tool for students interested in Finite Geometry! Don't hesitate to try it out!

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Preprints are available for most of my published research articles. These preprints may differ from the published version (for which I have signed a copyright agreement). In case you want a reprint of a published article (e.g. for references), you can download the publication from the journal website, or contact me.
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