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Transitive eggs

John Bamberg and Tim Penttila

Vol. 4 (2006), No. 1, 1–12

We prove that a pseudo-oval or pseudo-ovoid (that is not an oval or ovoid) admitting an insoluble transitive group of collineations is elementary and arises over an extension field from a conic, an elliptic quadric, or a Suzuki-Tits ovoid.

Mathematical Subject Classification 2000
Primary: 51E20
Received: 20 December 2005
Accepted: 6 July 2006
John Bamberg
Tim Penttila