Author Archives: Peter Cameron

About Peter Cameron

I count all the things that need to be counted.

Nobel prizes

From In the Loop, the St Andrews weekly newsletter: Hot on the heels of Honorary graduate Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart being awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, our own Doctor of Music Bob Dylan was yesterday (Thursday 13 October) announced … Continue reading

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Yesterday we had a very nice talk about Liouville, given by Jesper Lützen from Copenhagen. I am not going to summarise his talk. But here are a few small facts about Liouville which I didn’t know. Sturm and Liouville were … Continue reading

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Innovation has its place in teaching, as in any other sphere of human activity. But in my experience, there are many teachers who are unhappy with the way that various people, both “education experts” and administrators, who think that “teaching … Continue reading

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Perth, week 4

And now the time in Adelaide and Perth is over. We are back in London, having arrived on the same day as we left Australia. This was the first time I have done this, and I really don’t recommend it. … Continue reading

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A letter from Cheryl Praeger

Recirculated from the CMSA list. A Turkish colleague, from a university which was closed by the government recently has written to me and I wonder if you’d be willing to circulate this message to the CMSA distribution list – in … Continue reading

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Algebraic properties of chromatic roots

It has been a long time coming. I wrote back in 2011 about the work Kerri Morgan and I were doing on algebraic properties of chromatic roots. A paper has just gone on the arXiv. I will just recap here, … Continue reading

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Flowers, flowers, flowers

Our last weekend in Perth was a feast of wildflowers. On Saturday afternoon, we went back to Kings Park. The weather featured rapid switches between calm warm sunshine, gusty wind, and downpours of rain. Fortunately we were near shelter when … Continue reading

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