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
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
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
I have been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. You can find the press release here.
On our recent trip to Shanghai, Rosemary Bailey and I met Sergey Goryainov, who gave a talk about some joint work with his supervisor Alexander Gavrilyuk at the International Workshop on Bannai–Ito Theory in Hangzhou. I mentioned it in my … Continue reading
The world is more mysterious than I realised. Before reading on, do you know the mysterious property of 4913? As regulars here know, I am a Linux user. My favourite editor is one found on every unix machine, namely vi. … Continue reading
I arrived back at my desk in St Andrews today and looked at my mail. It included newsletters from both the London Mathematical Society and the European Mathematical Society. The LMS newsletter told me, 2018 will be the Year of … Continue reading