Tag Archives: Cheryl Praeger

Very good news!

Cheryl Praeger has been awarded the Australian Prime Minister’s Prize for Science. Here is an announcement on the ABC website. Congratulations Cheryl! And my thanks to Liz for sending me the news.

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Synchronization update

There is some recent news about the synchronization project. Two steps forward have occurred. The set-up Here is a brief recapitulation. Let G be a transitive permutation group on Ω, where |Ω| = n. We say that G is non-synchronizing if there … Continue reading

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Summer school at Marienheide

Last week, I was lecturing at a summer school in Franz Dohrmann Haus, a very pleasant conference centre in the small town of Marienheide, not far from Köln. Apart from a walk on Wednesday afternoon, I didn’t get much exercise, … Continue reading

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Two publications

I don’t think it happened to me before that two of my papers were “published” on the same day. Fortunately, it didn’t happen on April Fools’ Day … One is my paper with Pablo Spiga on switching classes. I described … Continue reading

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A symmetric design

Quite a long time ago, Arunas Rudvalis discovered a symmetric 2-(14080,1444,148) design: a set of 14080 points, with 14080 subsets of size 1444 called blocks, with the property that any point lies in 1444 blocks, any two points in 148 … Continue reading

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