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conferences, seminars, lectures, etc

An LMS meeting

Last Friday I went to the London Mathematical Society general meeting, at the BMA building in Tavistock Square. On a beautiful warm day I walked along the Regents Canal to Islington and then down through back streets past the former … Continue reading

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Matroids and polymatroids

Jack Edmonds’ LTCC intensive course is now over. It differed in several respects from what was advertised. First, he shared the presentation with Alex Fink on a roughly equal basis; second, bimatrix games were shelved in favour of some exciting … Continue reading

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Permutation patterns, days 3-5

I never promised to write something every day … Anyway, the conference is now over. The LMS conference wi-fi was just not up to the demands of a conference big enough to fill the Hardy room, so lots of on-line … Continue reading

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Permutation patterns, day 2

In Russell Square, just opposite De Morgan House, is the T. S. Eliot yew tree, planted by the Indian High Commissioner in 1996. Yew trees appear in several places in Eliot’s work. But the one I find most evocative occurs in Section … Continue reading

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Permutation patterns, day 1

Today is the first day of Permutation Patterns 15, at the London Mathematical Society headquarters in De Morgan House. Registration began at 8.30. I don’t like using the Underground at that time of day if it can be avoided; but … Continue reading

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Jack Edmonds’ London lectures

Course material associated with Jack Edmonds’ lectures can be found here. There is an announcement here. For the first course, 16-19 June at Queen Mary, University of London, see Alex Fink’s web page here, and for the LTCC intensive, 22-23 … Continue reading

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Edinburgh

To Edinburgh yesterday for the admission of new Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. The grey city was looking at its best in the spring sun: people were sitting on the grass in Princes Street Gardens, or crowding round … Continue reading

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