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Finite Ring Geometries

ZiF Bielefeld

Room 231 L (Bits 'n' Bytes)

Finite Projective Ring Geometries:

An Intriguing Emerging Link Between Quantum Information Theory, Black-Hole Physics, and Chemistry of Coupling

Cooperation group at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), University of Bielefeld (Germany)

August 1st to October 31st, 2009.


  • Andrea Blunck, University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Péter Lévay, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • Michel Planat, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Besançon, France
  • Petr Pracna, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

Invited Speakers

  • Michael Duff, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Thomas Honold, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  • Alexander Kreuzer, University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Apostol Vourdas, University of Bradford, United Kingdom

Invited Participants

  • Hubert Kiechle, University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Harm Pralle, Technical University of Clausthal, Germany
  • Péter Vrana, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary


  • Principal Organiser: Hans Havlicek, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Co-Organiser: Metod Saniga, Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Tatranská Lomnica, Slovakia


  • Andrea Sanigova, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Tatranská Lomnica, Slovakia


ZiF Bielefeld


All lectures take place at ZiF Bielefeld, Wellenberg 1, Bielefeld (Germany), Room 231 L (Bits 'n' Bytes).

Péter Lévay

  • Péter Lévay: The Black Hole Analogy and Finite Geometry

    August 9th, 2009, 14:00 hrs

    August 10th, 2009, 10:00 hrs

    August 11th, 2009, 10:00 hrs

    Slides (PDF)

Michel Planat

Thomas Honold

  • Thomas Honold: Linear Codes and Geometry over Finite Chain Rings

    August 18th, 2009, 10:00 hrs

    August 19th, 2009, 10:00 hrs

    Slides (PDF)

Apostol Vourdas

  • Apostol Vourdas: Galois Fields in Quantum Mechanics

    August 20th, 2009, 10:00 hrs

    Slides (PDF)

Andrea Blunck

  • Andrea Blunck: Jordan Systems and Associated Geometric Structures

    August 21st, 2009, 10:00 hrs

    August 24th, 2009, 10:00 hrs

    August 25th, 2009, 10:00 hrs

    Slides (PDF)

Metod Saniga

Petr Pracna

  • Petr Pracna: Projective Ring Geometries and Role of Coupling in Molecular Dynamics and Chemistry

    October 1st, 2009, 10:00 hrs

    October 2nd, 2009, 10:00 hrs

    Slides Part 1 (PDF) | Slides Part 2 (PDF)

Michael Duff

  • Michael Duff: Overview of Black Hole / Qubit Correspondence

    October 5th, 2009, 10:00 hrs

    Slides Part 1 (PDF)

    Michael Duff: Seven Qubits, Octonions, and the Fano Plane

    October 6th, 2009, 10:00 hrs

    Slides Part 2 (PDF)

Alexander Kreuzer

  • Alexander Kreuzer: An Introduction to Geometry over Rings

    October 8th, 2009, 10:00 hrs

    October 9th, 2009, 10:00 hrs

    Slides (PDF)

Hans Havlicek

  • Hans Havlicek: Dual Polar Spaces and the Geometry of Matrices

    October 12th, 2009, 10:00 hrs

    October 13th, 2009, 10:00 hrs

    October 14th, 2009, 10:00 hrs

    Slides (PDF)

Further Information


Quick Links

Geometry and Quantum Theory
Andrea Blunck
Hans Havlicek

External Links

Metod Saniga, Slovak Academy of Sciences
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Centre for Interdisciplinary Research, Bielefeld, Germany


Poster ZiF Finite Ring Geometries

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