Tag Archives: St Andrews

Photography in St Andrews, art in Pittenweem

St Andrews is currently hosting a big photography festival. Because Fox Talbot’s patent on his photographic process was not valid in Scotland, local St Andrews photographers were able to have a go themselves, and develop the process. The festival covers … Continue reading

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YRM16 report

The Young Researchers in Mathematics conference took place this week in St Andrews. Since I was a plenary speaker, I was signed up as a proper participant, so I felt entitled to go to as many talks as I wanted … Continue reading

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Young Researchers in Mathematics conference

You still have a chance to register for this exciting conference: the deadline has been extended until 8 July. (You can read my report of the 2011 YRM here.) Below is the invitation from the organisers. Registration for the Young … Continue reading

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February

February’s picture, called “Apocalypse on Charles Bridge”, is a composite: the silhouettes are figures from the famous Charles Bridge in Prague; the sky behind is over St Andrews, the picture was taken from just outside my front door. Charles Bridge … Continue reading

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Research Day

Yesterday we had a very enjoyable event: the first-ever Research Day in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at St Andrews. Seventeen of us spoke, the brief being to explain to the whole school what we are excited about. In … Continue reading

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St Andrews to Banff

No, not 120 miles north, but several thousand miles west to Banff, Canada, home of the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery. I travelled south from St Andrews to London yesterday. We went first class; the cost … Continue reading

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Advanced combinatorics

Dear Michael, Amy, Wilf, Caitlin, Christian, Robert, Edward and Michael, Thank you for the card and the very pleasant surprise I found when I got back to London from Hay-on-Wye! I should thank you individually, but I am off to … Continue reading

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A month in St Andrews

We spent the month of April in St Andrews, not as visitors but as members of the School of Mathematics and Statistics. First impressions very positive. I was involved in a lot of the department’s activity (though obviously not teaching). … Continue reading

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Gregory’s pillar

The article Gregory’s meridian line of 1673–1674: A St Andrews detective story by John Ceres Amson in the 2008 BSHM Bulletin tells how James Gregory, the first Regius Professor of Mathematics in the University of St Andrews, defined a meridian … Continue reading

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Regius chair at St Andrews

The University of St Andrews is advertising to fill the Regius Chair in Mathematics. As the name suggests, the appointment must technically be approved by the Crown; a rare distinction! (According to Wikipedia, there are a number of Regius chairs … Continue reading

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