Category Archives: events

conferences, seminars, lectures, etc

Banff, day 1

The first day of the meeting is over. We met in the well-appointed lecture room at BIRS, on the Banff Centre campus, with its comfortable seating: We have also had the group photo taken: The first day was devoted to … Continue reading

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Spitalfields Nippers

Last night, the book of Horace Warner’s photographs of the Spitalfields Nippers was launched. Introduced by the Gentle Author, who runs the Spitalfields Life blog (“In the midst of life I woke to find myself living in an old house … Continue reading

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10th birthday of MSG

Another event last week was the 10th anniversary talk in the Mathematics Study Group at South Bank University. This group was set up by Carrie Rutherford, whose photo is below (as well as a mathematician at South Bank, she is … Continue reading

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Queen Mary MathSoc

In my long association with Queen Mary, one constant has been the variability of the Queen Mary Mathematics Society. As with many student societies, it takes an enthusiastic student or two to breathe life into it, and when these people … Continue reading

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The Infinite Quest

In late May, I was in Hay-on-Wye at the How the Light Gets In festival. I talked about humanity’s engagement with infinity over the last few millennia, from Malunkyaputta’s questions to the Buddha and Aristotle’s disavowal of a completed infinity … Continue reading

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A celebration of diversity

Today, the University of Auckland put on a morning meeting entitled Excellence in Mathematics: A Celebration of Diversity. As the program (which is here) makes clear, it is actually a celebration of female mathematicians, and in particular the recent Fields … Continue reading

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Computational algebra in Lisbon

This week I was at a very nice workshop on Computational Algebra in Lisbon. Rarely do I learn so many new things at a conference, although it was only three days in duration. Here are some of the highlights, roughly … Continue reading

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