Author Archives: Peter Cameron

About Peter Cameron

I count all the things that need to be counted.

Research integrity

A document from Universities UK, their guideline on good research practice. I will summarise it here, and maybe save you the need to read it. Here are the bullet points. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of rigour … Continue reading

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Two surprisingly similar takes on keeping silent, from very different authors in very different contexts. First Alan Watts on Wittgenstein, from his book with the beautiful title THE BOOK, specifically a footnote on page 135: Academic philosophy missed its golden … Continue reading

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This afternoon I was at the LMS SGM, convened to debate the motion that the LMS council be instructed to reverse the closure of the Journal of Computation and Mathematics. The motion was lost by 158 against to 131 for, … Continue reading

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Last week I was at an EPSRC “Pure mathematics engagement workshop” discussing updating the research council’s landscapes. I felt it was a good and productive meeting. In the past, there have been tensions between researchers and funders, some of which … Continue reading

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Discrete Mathematics and Big Data

(Re-posted from the BCC website) On 15-17 February, we are holding a meeting at St Andrews on Discrete Mathematics & Big Data. You can find the web page here, and from that page you can get a programme for the … Continue reading

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LMS Special General Meeting

On Friday, 5 February there will be a special general meeting of the London Mathematical Society, which has been called to discuss Council’s decision to axe the Journal of Computation and Mathematics, the society’s only diamond open access journal. Please … Continue reading

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Partition homogeneity

This post discusses a paper by Jorge André, João Araújo and me, which has just been accepted for the Journal of Algebra. There is a slight tangle to the history of this paper, which I want to describe. First a … Continue reading

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