Harold N. (Thann) Ward
Department of Mathematics
University of Virginia
P. O. Box 400137
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4137
(Retired since January 2007)

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Research interests: My main interest is in algebraic coding theory, especially in the connections between codes, designs, and geometries.  This developed from earlier research on finite groups and their representations, and these topics continue to be important in current research.  My most recent work has concerned divisible codes, optimal codes, and codes related to projective planes. I have a long-time affection for the Weil representation.

A hasty reader is apt to misunderstand 
the conditions of the problem. 
— W. W. Rouse Ball

It takes a very unusual mind to undertake the
analysis of the obvious.

— A. N. Whitehead

Yet what are all such gaieties to me
Whose thoughts are full of indices and surds?
x2 + 7x + 53 
= 11/3. 
— Lewis Carroll

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