Author Archives: Peter Cameron

About Peter Cameron

I count all the things that need to be counted.

Remarkable forgeries?

In my pigeonhole at Queen Mary recently, I found an unsolicited copy of a book with the title Meetings with Remarkable Forgeries, by M. J. Harper. According to the cover blurb, it is a debunking of Christopher de Hamel’s Meetings with Remarkable … Continue reading

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Summer school at Marienheide

Last week, I was lecturing at a summer school in Franz Dohrmann Haus, a very pleasant conference centre in the small town of Marienheide, not far from Köln. Apart from a walk on Wednesday afternoon, I didn’t get much exercise, … Continue reading

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London Mathematical Society Newsletter

The first issue of the revamped LMS newsletter, edited by Iain Moffatt, reached me a little while ago. The first obvious difference is that it has gone from A5 to A4 format, the same as the newsletters of the European … Continue reading

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p-values, 2

In this sequel, I want to tell a story which perhaps indicates that the philosophical positions of scientists and statisticians have less influence on what really goes on than much more practical things like publication policies of journals. This story … Continue reading

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To Glasgow on Monday for the 36th Fisher Memorial Lecture, Stephen Senn talking on “And thereby hangs a tail (the strange history of p-values)”. p-values have taken a bit of a hammering lately. I understand that they are being blamed … Continue reading

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Initial decisions on REF2021

This document has just been released by HEFCE. If you haven’t read it, here are a few small things from my perusal of it. Collaborative research Item 18 of the document states: There was broad support in the consultation for … Continue reading

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Thanks to South West Trains

South-West Trains has rebranded itself as “The South-West Railway”, at least in its station announcements. Usually I only mention train companies to grumble about them; I think this is true for others too. But a pleasant change: yesterday this train … Continue reading

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