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Migrations

Derek Robertson is an artist based in Balmerino in Fife, site of a ruined abbey and subject of a poem by William McGonagall. His studio is right on the Fife Coastal Path. His main interest is wildlife, and in my … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Ali Nesin

I was delighted to see, among the list of prizewinners at the ICM, that Ali Nesin has been awarded the Leelavati Prize (for outstanding contributions to public outreach in mathematics by an individual). The citation says the prize is awarded … Continue reading

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Open access and the arXiv

HEFCE is dead, long live Research England(?) This new body is responsible for the REF. Their website makes the following statement about open access: Open access is central to UK Research and Innovation’s ambitions for research and innovation in the … Continue reading

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XKCD on OEIS

XKCD’s Friday comic concerned the On-line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. Take a look!

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RA position in St Andrews

We are looking for a postdoctoral research assistant on the project “Bi-synchronizing automata, outer automorphism groups of Higman–Thompson groups, and automorphisms of the shift”. The Principal Investigator is Collin Bleak; I am the co-I. The project involves an interesting mix … Continue reading

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arXiv search

I check the links on my web page from time to time. Yesterday, I checked the links to my arXiv papers, and was a bit surprised to get a message that “this search method is deprecated”. It took a little … Continue reading

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Another Cameron–Erdős problem solved

In 1990, Paul Erdős and I published a paper on the topic of counting subsets of the first n natural numbers satisfying some restriction. The case we worked hardest on, and which attracted the most interest (it has its own … Continue reading

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