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Orthogonal block structures
If you google “commuting equivalence relations” you will find signs of a large and rich literature. I want to talk about one aspect, on the border of algebraic combinatorics and experimental design: orthogonal block structures. Look up orthogonal block structures … Continue reading
Posted in doing mathematics, exposition
Tagged association scheme, partition lattice, permutation group, statistics
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arXiv search
I check the links on my web page from time to time. Yesterday, I checked the links to my arXiv papers, and was a bit surprised to get a message that “this search method is deprecated”. It took a little … Continue reading
Symmetry vs Regularity
This is the title of a conference to be held next year (2018) from 1 to 7 July, in Pilsen, Bohemia, Czech Republic. The subtitle is “The first 50 years since WeisfeilerLeman stabilization”, and the webpage is here. If you … Continue reading
Conference announcement
The organisers have asked me to advertise this event, which I am happy to do The closing date for reduced rate registration is at the end of March. Please think about coming! Conference in honour of Peter Cameron / abstract … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized
Tagged combinatorics, group theory, July 2017, Lisbon, logic, semigroup theory, statistics
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All kinds of mathematics …
Please reserve the dates 2427 July 2017 in your diary! Next year, I will turn 70. Some good friends (notably João Araújo) are arranging a conference in Lisbon to mark the occasion, and many other good friends have agreed to … Continue reading
Data science and statistics
Words change their meanings. Once “biometrics” referred to the use of statistics in studying biological systems such as agriculture (as opposed to, say, “technometrics”): now only one item on the Google top ten refers to the International Biometric Society, so … Continue reading
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
Posted in history, Lecture notes, Neill Cameron artwork
Tagged automata, bagali polo, Euler, Latin squares, line graphs, magic squares, Moebius inversion, OEIS, Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences, parking functions, partitions, root systems, statistics, Sudoku, synchronization, Tehran
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Donald Preece memorial day
Donald Preece Memorial Day On Thursday, 17 September, in the Fogg Lecture Theatre at Queen Mary University of London, there will be a memorial day for Donald Preece, statistician, combinatorialist, and organist. Put the date in your diary, and bookmark … Continue reading
Donald Preece: obituary and bibliography
Rosemary has written a long obituary of Donald, far too long for a journal to consider, but worth having on record (I think).
Posted in doing mathematics, history, mathematics and ...
Tagged combinatorics, Donald Preece, music, statistics
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Two statisticians revisited
Two years ago, I described walking, each week, past the tombs of Thomas Bayes and Richard Price in the nonconformist burial ground at Bunhill Fields in London, and wondered about the extent to which Bayes’ Theorem, or its interpretation as … Continue reading