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h-index

To return to an old theme: Today my h-index has reached 50, at least in the opinion of Google Scholar. According to this site, I have 10259 citations. In case you think this is unreasonably high, you might turn to … Continue reading

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Michel Deza

I have just heard that Michel Deza died in an accidental fire in his apartment in Paris. Michel was one of my earliest collaborators, and a good friend. This is not an obituary, just a few words to mark his … Continue reading

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After infinity

After the Mass Interaction debate on the nature of infinity, I talked to quite a few people. Among them were Ania and George, whose ears pricked up when I waid I was going to Lisbon soon. They said they were … Continue reading

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Supermoon

According to Astronomy Picture of the Day, this month’s full moon is the largest since 1948, and there won’t be another as large until 2034. (This means that this month, the point in the moon’s orbit where the full moon … Continue reading

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Lisbon 2016

As the picture (medronho fruit and eucalyptus leaves) might suggest, I am in Portugal: this was taken in Monsanto (not the wicked chemical company but the forest park on a hill just west of Lisbon). I was meant to be … Continue reading

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Looking back

I grew up in the 1950s and 1960s. Many things are written about the 1960s now, some by people who weren’t there, some by people who don’t remember, so I probably don’t have much to add. Things were not a … Continue reading

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Nobel prizes

From In the Loop, the St Andrews weekly newsletter: Hot on the heels of Honorary graduate Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart being awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, our own Doctor of Music Bob Dylan was yesterday (Thursday 13 October) announced … Continue reading

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