Problems with schoolgirls

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Block designs are used in agriculture in connection with the planting of wheat. But earlier they arose in the so-called 'schoolgirls problem'. What are block designs, what is the schoolgirls problem, and what is their connection with geometry and music?

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This event was on Wed, 22 Feb 2006

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Professor Robin Wilson

Professor of Geometry

Professor Robin Wilson is Emeritus Gresham Professor of Geometry, a professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Open University, and a Stipendiary Lecturer at Pembroke College, Oxford. Professor Wilson also regularly teaches as a guest Professor at Colorado College.

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