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Wiles and Langlands

One of the best things that pops regularly into my pigeonhole is the European Mathematical Society Newsletter. The current issue, number 104, is particularly rich in interesting articles. For example, there is the transcript of a talk by Christian Krattenthaler … Continue reading

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Mike O’Nan

I just heard the news that Mike O’Nan died on Monday. I never knew him well, but I know for sure that his name will not be forgotten: a sporadic simple group, a theorem about maximal subgroups of symmetric groups … Continue reading

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Devon holiday

Last week we were on holiday, with Liz in Yealmpton (a village with a remarkable sequence of consonants in its name) on the river Yealm in west Devon. Liz had organised a remarkable holiday for us in this attractive part … Continue reading

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A prize

Time for a little blast on my own trumpet. At the meeting of the London Mathematical Society today, it was announced that I am the winner of the Senior Whitehead Prize this year. The rules for the prize state, in … Continue reading

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Sesqui-arrays

Rosemary Bailey, Tomas Nilson and I have just put a paper on the arXiv on this topic. I discussed related things here last year, but here is a reminder. A triple array is an r×c array whose entries are from … Continue reading

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Impostor Syndrome

I have learned a new term: Impostor Syndrome. This came up in a report in the London Mathematical Society newsletter of a meeting in St Andrews on gender diversity in mathematics (which I didn’t attend). Impostor Syndrome is described by … Continue reading

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Synchronization and separation in the Johnson schemes

Today a paper by Mohammed Aljohani, John Bamberg and me went on the arXiv on this topic. Here is a brief summary of what it is about. Synchronization comes in several flavours, and the point of the paper is to … Continue reading

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