Author Archives: Peter Cameron

About Peter Cameron

I count all the things that need to be counted.

ANZ 2: kunanyi bushwalk

Yesterday, taking advantage of a warm sunny day, I walked up the mountain overlooking Hobart, kunanyi (European name Mt Wellington). The summit is often shrouded in cloud, but yesterday viewing conditions were very good, and the views in all directions … Continue reading

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The southern (Firth of Forth) coast of Fife has many caves in the cliffs, as evidenced by placenames such as Pittenweem and Weymss. Written like this, they are a bit easier for non-Gaelic speakers to pronounce than you would guess … Continue reading

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ANZ 1: Brisbane botanicals

The first leg of our trip down under involved flying to Brisbane and staying for a couple of days to get over the worst of the jet lag. Liz was kind enough to meet us at the airport and, after … Continue reading

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In the powerhouse

Portugal has various sources of power, as the picture shows. In the last week of my stay, I had the great privilege of a visit to the Barragem de Castelo de Bode, a dam built in 1950. The dam is … Continue reading

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You couldn’t make it up

A warning came round on the departmental email list that “NERC recently started to office reject grant applications containing incorrect font sizes”. It seems that their regulations state: Principal Investigators should ensure that all proposal contributors are aware of and … Continue reading

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Journal of Computation and Mathematics

The London Mathematical Society includes in its portfolio a single diamond open access journal, the Journal of Computation and Mathematics. But not for much longer, if the LMS Council has its way. A group of interested persons (whose names have … Continue reading

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The synchronizing monster

Today, a long paper on synchronizing groups (108 pages), by João Araújo, Ben Steinberg, and me, appears on the arXiv. It has been a long time coming. To quote from a post of mine in 2010, I became involved in … Continue reading

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