Tag Archives: Latin squares

British Mathematical Colloquium, days 3 and 4

The day began with the plenary talk by Paul Seymour, whom I’ve known for longer than almost anyone else at the meeting. He explained that there are many different “ordering” relations on graphs; the two he considers most important are … Continue reading

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Equitable partitions of Latin square graphs

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

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ACCMCC, Days 4 and 5

Penny Haxell opened proceedings on Thursday with her astonishing work with Ron Aharoni. They give a sufficient condition for a tripartite 3-uniform hypergraph (one whose vertex set is partitioned into three parts so that each hyperedge contains one vertex from … Continue reading

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From the archive, 9

Looking for a book yesterday, I turned up a file of old papers. One of them I think deserves an afterlife, so I re-typed it and here it is. First, the background. Let A be an n×n matrix. The permanent … Continue reading

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G. C. Steward lectures 2008

While I was uploading lecture notes, I also put on the page the notes from my G. C. Steward lectures at Gonville and Caius College in 2008. You can find them here. I spent the first half of 2008 in … Continue reading

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Orbital combinatorics

Yesterday I went to Edinburgh to give a colloquium talk about synchronization, including the recent stuff about butterflies. The day before, I had discussed Artur Schäfer’s work with him, and he expressed a hope that if he went to the … Continue reading

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A niggling problem

Preparing my talk for the Research Day, I was reminded of a problem I can’t solve, that has niggled me for many years. Maybe someone else can solve it, or maybe I will be encouraged to do it myself. Here … Continue reading

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