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Very good news!

Cheryl Praeger has been awarded the Australian Prime Minister’s Prize for Science. Here is an announcement on the ABC website. Congratulations Cheryl! And my thanks to Liz for sending me the news. Advertisements

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Ginger Baker

At my age, it very often happens that someone who was part of the background of my younger self dies. Yesterday it was Ginger Baker. The obituary said more about his extraordinary life and his short temper than his drumming, … Continue reading

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Random walks

Lots of mathematicians study random walks. Diamond Geezer did one, indeed did two, with the same starting point and the same rules.

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G2D2, 1: setting the scene

I’m in Yichang, at the China Three Gorges University, for the conference and summer school G2D2 (“Groups and graphs, designs and dynamics”). This is the sixth meeting in the series: the previous ones were G2C2: Groups and graphs, cycles and … Continue reading

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Some delay expected

In a few hours I will start out on a month-long trip to China. I am not sure whether I will have the opportunity to post anything new or deal with incoming comments during that time. The Chinese disable several … Continue reading

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Position at St Andrews

We have just advertised a lectureship in Pure Mathematics. The advertisement is here. Come join us!

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Combinatorics at Strathclyde

Two years ago, we enjoyed a successful British Combinatorial Conference at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. For me it was memorable for several reasons: the appearance of my book “Notes on Counting”, my fall to the floor during the … Continue reading

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