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Dr Koen Thas awarded the 2019 Hall Medal of the ICA

Dr Koen Thas awarded the 2019 Hall Medal of the ICA
Hall Medals recognize extensive quality research with substantial international impact by Fellows of the ICA in mid-career.
Dr Thas earned his PhD in 2002 from the University of Ghent under Hendrik van Malgedhem while acting as a Research Assistant of The Agency for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Flanders, Belgium.Subsequently, he held a position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the fund for Scientific Research at FWO in Flanders, Belgium.As of 2010, he is a Professor at Ghent University in the Department of Mathematics.
Koen Thas has made significant contributions in the areas of finite geometry and absolute geometry, and has addressed important problems in mathematical physics and quantum information theory using geometric and group-theoretic methods. He has solved a number of fundamental open problems by eminent researchers. His classification work in the theory of generalized quadrangles has been described as “very interesti…

In Memoriam Roger Charles Entringer

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Dr Entringer earned his Ph.D. at the University of New Mexico in 1963 with Dissertation: Some Properties of Certain Sets of Coprime Integers under Joerg Werner von Peter (Kalkschmidt) Mayer.He was Professor Emeritus at the University of New Mexico, having supervised six students during his time there, Curtis Barefoot, Joseph Barr, Lane Clark, Charles Harner, Joe McCanna, and Tom Porter.
Swart spent a sabbatical leave at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. She attended the graph theory lectures delivered by Roger Charles Entringer in which he handed out a set of open questions to the class. Swart thought that these were exercises for the class and attempted to solve them but was surprised to find that she could not solve some of them. Entringer was, however, very impressed with the progress that she had made and this led to a joint publication by Swart and Entringer, Spanning cycles of nearly cubic graphs (1980). The date on this paper is slightly confusing sin…

Conference Postponement: 8th European Congress of Mathematics

8TH EUROPEAN
CONGRESS OF
MATHEMATICS 20 - 26 June 2021, Portorož, Slovenia
Organizers The organization of the congress was entrusted to University of Primorska, in collaboration with all active mathematical institutions in Slovenia.
University of Primorska, Slovenia Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies (UP FAMNIT) Andrej Marušič Institute (UP IAM)
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia  Faculty of Mathematics and Physics (UL FMF) Faculty of Education, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (UL PeF) Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport (UL FPP)
University of Maribor, Slovenia Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (UM FNM)
Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics, Slovenia (IMFM)The Society of Mathematicians, Physicists and Astronomers, Slovenia (DMFA)Slovenian Discrete and Applied Mathematics Society (SDAMS)Abelium d.o.o., research and development - Slovenia  Abelium d.o.o. is a high-tech company specializing in conducting research on co…

Conference Postponement: Combinatorial Designs and Codes

Combinatorial Designs and CodesSatellite event of the 8th European Congress of Mathematics Important notice Due to the COVID-19 epidemic the conference will be postponed. New dates will be announced soon. Organizing Committee The goal of the conference is to bring together researchers interested in combinatorial designs, algebraic combinatorics, finite geometry, graphs, and their applications to communication and cryptography, especially to codes (error-correcting codes, quantum codes, network codes, etc.). The main topics of the conference are: construction of combinatorial designs and strongly regular graphs, including constructions from finite groups and codes;construction of linear codes from graphs and combinatorial designs;network codes related to combinatorial structures;Hadamard matrices;association schemes;codes, designs, and graphs related to finite geometries;q-analogues of designs and other combinatorial structures. The talks presented at the conference will also cover o…