Category Archives: events

conferences, seminars, lectures, etc

Postgraduate Combinatorial Conference 2015

This week I was at the Postgraduate Combinatorial Conference, which was held in Queen Mary, University of London. It was one of the liveliest PCCs I have been to, with about 35 delegates from all over England, Scotland, and further … Continue reading

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Jack Edmonds: the London gigs

Jack Edmonds is a larger-than-life figure in the world of combinatorial optimization and polyhedral combinatorics. If you are a student, you really should grasp this chance to meet him! More than fifty years ago, Jack was perhaps the first person … Continue reading

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Donald Preece memorial day

Donald Preece Memorial Day On Thursday, 17 September, in the Fogg Lecture Theatre at Queen Mary University of London, there will be a memorial day for Donald Preece, statistician, combinatorialist, and organist. Put the date in your diary, and bookmark … Continue reading

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Research Day

Yesterday we had a very enjoyable event: the first-ever Research Day in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at St Andrews. Seventeen of us spoke, the brief being to explain to the whole school what we are excited about. In … Continue reading

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LMS150

The London Mathematical Society is 150 years old. This year there will be various events, competitions, fellowships, etc. to commemorate the anniversary. Yesterday, on the 150th anniversary of the inauguration of the Society, there was an event in Goldsmiths’ Hall … Continue reading

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A visit to INRA

Yesterday I visited the Jouy-en-Josas site of INRA. That is INRA (Institut National de la Récherche Agronomique), not INRIA, which I have visited in the past. You will see from their sign that English dirty words have reached France … … Continue reading

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Plymouth workshops

The title refers not to buildings in the Royal Navy dockyard in Devonport, but to a London Mathematical Society regional meeting here last week. The format of the meeting was, on the first day, an LMS meeting with opportunity for … Continue reading

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