Category Archives: Neill Cameron artwork

Birthday musings

Today I am two thirds of the way to a century, rounded up – in other words, in my prime once again. I certainly need a feeling of primality! Something that happened a week or so ago brought home to … Continue reading

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From the archive, 3

This is what I looked like in 1991: And here is evidence for the Cameron–Erdős conjecture before it was proved:

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Mathematical structures, 3

Week 3 is over. The notes are on the web, but I didn’t actually cover everything in the notes. The plan was that part of notes 2 (the counting results such as Inclusion–Exclusion and the Binomial Theorem) would spill over … Continue reading

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I couldn’t resist mentioning a couple of things from recent blogs. On Dick Lipton’s and Ken Regan’s wonderful blog “Gödel’s Lost Letter and P=NP”, there is a post about on-line university courses, and whether traditional courses are doomed. What a … Continue reading

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LTCC intensive course this week

Linking two previous posts, here and here: The LTCC intensive on “Laplacian Eigenvalues and Optimality”, a pure maths/statistics crossover, takes place on Wednesday and Thursday this week, starting at 1pm on Wednesday, in the Rockefeller Building, Gower Street, London (opposite … Continue reading

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This year I celebrated my 65th birthday (if that is the right word; almost nobody noticed). But for a recent change in the law, that would be that so far as employment goes. I would not be able to continue … Continue reading

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Mo-Bot High

Neill’s book comes out next week. Set in a girls’ high school somewhere in provincial England, where (for reasons known only to the inscrutable dinner ladies) the girls’ phones download an app which enables them to control giant fighting robots, … Continue reading

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The Shrikhande graph

The logo of the Interational Conference on Recent Trends in Graph Theory and Combinatorics, held in Cochin, in Kerala, in mid-August 2010, was a particular 16-vertex graph known as the Shrikhande graph. Its discoverer, the Indian mathematician S. S. Shrikhande, was also … Continue reading

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The journey of a picture

Works of art have a tendency to escape their creators. Last summer, Neill drew a picture for me to illustrate my lecture at the BCC in St Andrews. It was based on the story that when Mahalanobis’s secretary told him … Continue reading

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Mathematics and mountain-climbing

I often think it’s comical – Fal, lal, la! How Nature always does contrive – Fal, lal, la! That every boy and every gal That’s born into the world alive Is either a little Liberal Or else a little Conservative! … Continue reading

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