Author Archives: Peter Cameron

About Peter Cameron

I count all the things that need to be counted.

From permutation groups to model theory

I cannot resist a conference with a title like this! But in this case, there is another very important reason to attend. In the mid-1970s, when I began being interested in infinite permutation groups (I had been a strictly finite … Continue reading

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RA position in St Andrews

We are looking for a postdoctoral research assistant on the project “Bi-synchronizing automata, outer automorphism groups of Higman–Thompson groups, and automorphisms of the shift”. The Principal Investigator is Collin Bleak; I am the co-I. The project involves an interesting mix … Continue reading

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The Royal Society of Edinburgh

I have been to the Royal Society of Edinburgh twice in the last two weeks, for different reasons. Yesterday it was for my induction as a Fellow, along with forty-odd others. One of the things that we were told was … Continue reading

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London Combinatorics Colloquia

The second speaker at this year’s Queen Mary colloquium, János Pach, said at the start of his talk that he first came to Britain as a backpacker some years ago; at that time he never imagined that by now there … Continue reading

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Two a day

In the distant past, issues of a journal would appear every two or three months, and publication date was no more precisely defined than this; you would only know that your paper had appeared when you received the journal (if … Continue reading

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Scottish Combinatorics Meeting 2018

Last week saw the fourth annual Scottish Combinatorial Meeting in Edinburgh, in the Informatics Forum at the University of Edinburgh. The building was new to me, but easy enough to find, and having a terrace with a fine view of … Continue reading

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Kourovka Notebook, 19th edition

The latest edition (the 19th) of the Kourovka Notebook has just been released. It now has its own website, https://kourovka-notebook.org/. The Kourovka Notebook has been going for more than 50 years, longer than my life as a mathematician. It is … Continue reading

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