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conferences, seminars, lectures, etc

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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London Combinatorics Colloquia 2017

A brief trip to London for the two colloquia and a meeting of the committee, marred for me by the fact that I had come down with quite a bad cold (which, scarily, involved my losing my balance from time … Continue reading

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3rd Scottish Combinatorics Meeting

This week we had the third in the series of Scottish Combinatorics Meetings. The series was begun by Kitty Meeks in Glasgow; she ran it for two years, and this year it moved to St Andrews. Fittingly, Kitty was invited … Continue reading

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A week in Vienna

Last week, in the second week of Spring break in St Andrews, I was in Vienna, giving a course of lectures to the PhD students, at the invitation of Tomack Gilmore, a Queen Mary undergraduate now finishing his PhD with … Continue reading

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A scary evening

The picture is of Tommy Flowers, who built Colossus, the first computer. It was built to break the German High Command’s Fish cipher (Sägefisch) in the second world war; its construction would be regarded as heroic or despicable depending on … Continue reading

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