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conferences, seminars, lectures, etc

Discrete mathematics and Big Data: summary

This is my summary of the symposium held on 15–17 February 2016 in St Andrews. I will give a few thoughts of my own, followed by my take on some of the things we have heard over the course of … Continue reading

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Discrete mathematics and Big Data, 2

The symposium is over. We spent two days in the Boardroom on the 5th floor of the Gateway Building, with fine views over the estuary to the snow-capped hills of Angus beyond (at least on Monday; the rain came on … 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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Conference for Geoff Whittle

In 2013, when I retired from Queen Mary (my first, unsuccessful, attempt at retiring), Geoff Whittle came and spoke at the conference my colleagues organised for me. He is also someone who has appeared on these pages a few times. … Continue reading

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ACCMCC, Days 4 and 5

Penny Haxell opened proceedings on Thursday with her astonishing work with Ron Aharoni. They give a sufficient condition for a tripartite 3-uniform hypergraph (one whose vertex set is partitioned into three parts so that each hyperedge contains one vertex from … Continue reading

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ACCMCC, Days 2 and 3

Tuesday started with an impressive plenary talk from Nevena Francetić on “group divisible coverings” (these are, roughly, like covering arrays but with some blanks. The range of methods she used was impressive: the Rödl nibble, an extension of Baranyai’s theorem, … Continue reading

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