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conferences, seminars, lectures, etc

All kinds of mathematics, 2

Day 2 began with Gordon Royle telling us how he had almost completely finished the proof that roots of chromatic polynomials of planar graphs are dense in the interval (3,4). Now, on this topic, only the Birkhoff–Lewis conjecture that there … Continue reading

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All kinds of mathematics, 1

There is far too much, and far too diverse, mathematics going on here for me to describe all or even most of it. Nine plenary lectures on the first day! The talks are being live streamed at https://videocast.fccn.pt/live/idprovider_uab/kinds_mathematics_remind, though the … Continue reading

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In Lisbon

Currently in Lisbon, as the picture suggests. Work last week; something rather more extraordinary coming up …

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BCC26, 2

The first lecture on Thursday was by Benny Sudakov, on robustness of graph properties. For purposes of exposition, he had decided to focus on one particular property, that of being Hamiltonian. Dirac’s famous theorem tells us that a graph on … Continue reading

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BCC26, 1

About halfway through the British Combinatorial Conference, at last I have time to say something about it. I am not just a combinatorialist, but I always feel that the BCC delegates are the group into which I naturally fit. It … Continue reading

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Finite geometry in Brighton

This week I am in Brighton, at a summer school on Finite Geometry aimed at PhD students, organised by Fatma Karaoglu. Despite the aim of the summer school, there are a few people here who are certainly not PhD students, … Continue reading

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Kinks?

I’ve just been at a conference called “Kinks 2”, or that might be “knkx 2” (I never saw it written down). But look at the list of topics: dynamics, functional equations, infinite combinatorics and probability. How could I resist that? … Continue reading

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