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The London Mathematical Society is 150 years old. This year there will be various events, competitions, fellowships, etc. to commemorate the anniversary. Yesterday, on the 150th anniversary of the inauguration of the Society, there was an event in Goldsmiths’ Hall … Continue reading

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Combinatorics Ancient and Modern

Towards the end of 2011, I posted a paper on the arXiv with the title “Aftermath”. A correspondent wondered if this was a Borgesian game, the final chapter to a nonexistent book. Happily, it was not so. Combinatorics Ancient and … Continue reading

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