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A message

Last week my daughter and her family came for a short holiday. We went to East Sands where the children wrote messages on driftwood and threw them into the sea. Looking for replies, they found this: Is it a message … Continue reading

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ZFC is consistent!

Here is a small model of a large cardinal, from the Albertina Gallery in Vienna. His existence shows that ZFC is consistent.

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A golden age?

Was there a lost Golden Age for science? I am grateful to Ursula Martin for directing my attention to a paper by a geographer at Queen Mary, Kerry Holden, entitled “Lamenting the Golden Age: Love, Labour and Loss in the … Continue reading

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A week in Vienna

Last week, in the second week of Spring break in St Andrews, I was in Vienna, giving a course of lectures to the PhD students, at the invitation of Tomack Gilmore, a Queen Mary undergraduate now finishing his PhD with … Continue reading

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Conference announcement

The organisers have asked me to advertise this event, which I am happy to do The closing date for reduced rate registration is at the end of March. Please think about coming! Conference in honour of Peter Cameron / abstract … Continue reading

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Algebraic properties of chromatic polynomials, 2

My paper with Kerri Morgan on algebraic properties of chromatic roots (described here) has just appeared in the Electronic Journal of Combinatorics: you can find it here. I won’t say any more about it, except to pose a challenge which … Continue reading

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Apology

To my friends in the United States of America: I am sorry, but I do not expect I will be visiting you during the term of office of the current President. This for two reasons. First, I find his policies … Continue reading

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