Pure Maths Colloquium: Leonard Soicher

This talk is part of the Pure Maths Colloquium at the University of St Andrews. Check out our upcoming talks at https://theran.lt/pure-colloquium/.

Where: Lecture Theatre C
When: Dec 5 2019 @ 16.00
Video: Not recorded
Speaker: Leonard Soicher Queen Mary University of London
Title: Uniform semi-Latin squares

Semi-Latin squares generalise Latin squares, and are used in the design of comparative experiments. My talk, including joint work with R.A. Bailey, will focus on uniform semi-Latin squares, which generalise complete sets of mutually orthogonal Latin squares and have excellent statistical optimality properties. I will discuss the construction and properties of uniform semi-Latin squares, including connections with group theory, computation, and other types of combinatorial designs. This talk should be accessible to a general mathematical audience.