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Equitable partitions of Latin square graphs

On our recent trip to Shanghai, Rosemary Bailey and I met Sergey Goryainov, who gave a talk about some joint work with his supervisor Alexander Gavrilyuk at the International Workshop on Bannai–Ito Theory in Hangzhou. I mentioned it in my … Continue reading

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4913

The world is more mysterious than I realised. Before reading on, do you know the mysterious property of 4913? As regulars here know, I am a Linux user. My favourite editor is one found on every unix machine, namely vi. … Continue reading

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Spot the difference

I arrived back at my desk in St Andrews today and looked at my mail. It included newsletters from both the London Mathematical Society and the European Mathematical Society. The LMS newsletter told me, 2018 will be the Year of … Continue reading

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Regius Professor

There is a select group of professors in the UK who are appointed by the Queen. Now Kenneth Falconer, who has the office across the corridor from mine, has joined this group. Kenneth works on geometric analysis, specifically fractal sets … Continue reading

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Spotted, 2

I hadn’t realised he was so famous in Shanghai …

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Spotted

On the Shanghai metro yesterday, we saw a man with a T-shirt bearing the caption ANTI SOCIAL SOCIAL CLUB Do I smell a trace of Cantor’s diagonal argument here? Perhaps even Russell’s paradox? Suppose that every social club is named … Continue reading

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In Shanghai

On Friday afternoon, at the LMS meeting, I received from the outgoing President Simon Tavaré the certificate for the Senior Whitehead Prize. Simon gave a delightful Presidential Address, but now is not the moment to describe it. Then a very … Continue reading

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