Category Archives: events

conferences, seminars, lectures, etc

Symmetry vs Regularity

This is the title of a conference to be held next year (2018) from 1 to 7 July, in Pilsen, Bohemia, Czech Republic. The subtitle is “The first 50 years since Weisfeiler-Leman stabilization”, and the webpage is here. If you … Continue reading

Posted in events, exposition | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Workshop on Bannai-Ito theory

The original purpose of our trip to China was to speak at an international workshop on Bannai-Ito theory at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, a popular Chinese tourist destination. Hangzhou is set on an artificial (but centuries old) lake, with islands, … Continue reading

Posted in events, exposition | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shrikhande 100

Professor S. S. Shrikhande is 100. I offer him my warmest congratulations and birthday greetings. Among much else in his distinguished career, he was one of the three who showed that a pair of orthogonal Latin squares exists for every … Continue reading

Posted in events, exposition, history | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

D’Arcy Thompson

D’Arcy Thompson’s celebrated book On Growth and Form was published 100 years ago. To celebrate this and the fact that Thompson was Professor of Mathematics at St Andrews for 64 years (and had been at Dundee before that, for part … Continue reading

Posted in events, history | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

The history of computing

Today, the School of Computer Science at St Andrews put on this year’s Distinguished Lectures. The lecturer was Ursula Martin, and she spoke about the history of computing, or more precisely, “What every computer scientist should know about computer history”. … Continue reading

Posted in events, history | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Carnival of Mathematics

The Carnival of Mathematics, a monthly blogging round-up, will be hosted on the CoDiMa site in October. (It travels round various mathematics blogs but is coordinated by Katie at The Aperiodical.) My contribution to the carnival is a piece called … Continue reading

Posted in events, the Web | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in events | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment