Category Archives: events

conferences, seminars, lectures, etc

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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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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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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Mathematical collaboration

I have just spent an entire weekend at a workshop on mathematical collaboration. It blew a huge hole in the time that I had to get on with urgent work that needs to be done, but it was such a … Continue reading

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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

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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

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