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# Tag Archives: Anatoly Vershik

## Busy times, 9: Beyond the limit in St Petersburg

Anatoly Vershik is a universal mathematician, with influential work in asymptotic combinatorics, groups and group actions, probability, mathematical physics, and many other areas. This week, I was in St Petersburg for a conference with the wonderful title “Representations, Dynamics, Combinatorics: … Continue reading

Posted in events, exposition, mathematics
Tagged Anatoly Vershik, asymptotic combinatorics, Ramsey theory, St Petersburg, string theory
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## Limits

I have just come to the end of the longest uninterrupted sequence of conferences I have ever had: five in a row, one of them a two-week conference. Since the start of July I have been at conferences in Egham, … Continue reading

Posted in exposition
Tagged Anatoly Vershik, Dan Kral, graph limits, graphons, Laszlo Lovasz, permutons, random graphs
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## Regeneration

Regenerative distributions on number partitions Earlier this week, my new colleague Sasha Gnedin gave a talk on “Regenerative Combinatorial Structures”. Regeneration is what certain newts do: if they lose their tail, a limb, or even an eye, they grow a … Continue reading

Posted in exposition
Tagged Anatoly Vershik, integer partitions, randomness, Sasha Gnedin, triangle-gree graphs
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## Measuring triangle-free graphs

Anatoly Vershik is almost certainly the nearest thing to a universal mathematician that I know. The range of his interests is impossible to summarise: logic, algebra, combinatorics, analysis, probability, dynamical systems, mathematical physics, … I first met him in 2000, … Continue reading

Posted in events, exposition
Tagged Anatoly Vershik, homogeneous structures, Penderel's Oak, random graphs, Scott sentence
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