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BCC, day 2

There was a London Mathematical Society regional meeting in the University of Warwick today, to be followed by a workshop on finite simple groups to celebrate the birthday of Richard Lyons, one of the pioneers and heroes of the Classification. … Continue reading

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Efficiency

This time last year I was wondering whether to renew my subscription to Nature. Now I have decided not to. This is not only because soon I will be living on a pension and should start cutting my expenses; I … Continue reading

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Nature on blogging

The publishers of Nature are already nagging me to renew my subscription. I think I shall; as you must have noticed, it does give me topics to write about. The current issue contains an article, written by a journalist, about … Continue reading

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The human genome

When the Queen opened the Blackfriars Millennium Bridge across the Thames in 2000, it was only two-thirds complete. The original plan had been that she would process across the bridge; for some incomprehensible reason, this plan was not followed. (Incidentally, … Continue reading

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