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Books
I realised yesterday that, although I had moved the web pages of books I had written to my St Andrews website when I came here, I had neither updated them nor put links to them. I have done the easier … Continue reading
Posted in books, the Web
Tagged algebra, combinatorics, logic, permutation groups, set theory
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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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Tagged combinatorics, group theory, July 2017, Lisbon, logic, semigroup theory, statistics
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All kinds of mathematics …
Please reserve the dates 2427 July 2017 in your diary! Next year, I will turn 70. Some good friends (notably João Araújo) are arranging a conference in Lisbon to mark the occasion, and many other good friends have agreed to … Continue reading
Combinatorics at the EMS
Combinatorics is flourishing, at least in the lists of the European Mathematical Society publishing house. A few years ago, I mentioned the new journal Combinatorics, Physics and their Interactions, aka Annales de l’Institut Henri Poincaré D. Now they have announced … Continue reading
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Tagged algebra, combinatorics, European Mathematical Society, physics
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An LTCC book
The Taught Course Centres for PhD students in the Mathematical Sciences were set up as the result of a recommendation of the lastbutone International Review of Mathematics. The review panel said that the highly specialised nature of British PhDs meant … Continue reading
Landscapes
Last week I was at an EPSRC “Pure mathematics engagement workshop” discussing updating the research council’s landscapes. I felt it was a good and productive meeting. In the past, there have been tensions between researchers and funders, some of which … Continue reading
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Tagged algebra, analysis, combinatorics, EPSRC, geometry, landscape documents, logic, number theory, pure mathematics
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The combinatorial hierarchy
Following up a conversation with John Amson at Rufflets Hotel, just outside St Andrews, I was led to a paper on combinatorial physics: Ted Bastin, H. Pierre Noyes, John Amson, Clive W. Kilmister: On the physical interpretation and the mathematical … Continue reading
Posted in exposition
Tagged combinatorics, fine structure constant, John Amson, linear independence, physics
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Ramon Llull
Last Saturday the Guardian had a review of The Serpent Papers by Jessica Cornwell (granddaughter of John Le Carré). Set in Barcelona and Mallorca, the book is a murder mystery and more; its presiding genius is Ramon Llull, the mediaeval … Continue reading
Combinatorial Chance, 1
Combinatorial Chance is the title of a book by F. N. David and D. E. Barton. The title is glossed “Probability distributions of statistics of random patterns and arrangements … with applications ranging from Gambling to Nonparametric Tests”. The book … Continue reading
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Tagged combinatorics, de Moivre, Laplace, MacMahon, Montmort, probability
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Plymouth workshops
The title refers not to buildings in the Royal Navy dockyard in Devonport, but to a London Mathematical Society regional meeting here last week. The format of the meeting was, on the first day, an LMS meeting with opportunity for … Continue reading