Document Type: Research Paper
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Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamedan Iran.
The main aim of this article is to study (v,k,λ)-symmetric designs admitting a flag-transitive and point-primitive automorphism group G whose socle is PSL(3,q). We indeed show that the only possible design satisfying these conditions is a Desarguesian projective plane PG(2,q) and G > PSL(3,q).