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Tag Archives: model theory
London Combinatorics Colloquia 2019
In London last week for the two combinatorics colloquia, at Queen Mary and LSE. The weather was unusually grey and rainy; it seems in retrospect that it is almost always fine and sunny for this event, but I know that … Continue reading
Posted in events, exposition
Tagged 1factorisations, Hadamard matrices, model theory, Ramsey theory, Regularity Lemma, Schur's theorem, stability, topology
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Dugald Macpherson’s birthday meeting
Still catching up on the backlog: last week I was in Edinburgh for a meeting at ICMS for Dugald Macpherson’s birthday. The ICMS has just moved to new premises at the top of the University of Edinburgh’s new Bayes Centre, … Continue reading
From permutation groups to model theory
I cannot resist a conference with a title like this! But in this case, there is another very important reason to attend. In the mid1970s, when I began being interested in infinite permutation groups (I had been a strictly finite … Continue reading
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Tagged Dugald Macpherson, ICMS, model theory, permutation groups
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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