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The April 2016 Bulletin appears here in pdf format. You can view or retrieve it
either as a single file,
or (if your computer finds large files cumbersome) in four parts: front matter, List A, List B, List C. Please note that these versions of Lists A, B and C are not updated in September each year: the ones which are updated in September are below.
Please let us know if you have any difficulties with this arrangement. Note that the single file is the definitive version.
Note: following a number of requests and one complaint, we have removed email addresses from all archived copies of List A available from this website.
For earlier Bulletins, click here.
List A: a list of combinatorial mathematicians active in UK institutions.
List B: a list of institutions where combinatorial research is being carried out
These are the most recent versions of the lists, which are normally updates in April and September each year. (Last update April 2016). What appears in the Bulletin each year is the snapshot of the lists in April. Note that List C is not updated in Autumn each year.
We hope to keep the lists as accurate and up to date as possible: if you see errors or omissions in the lists, please email them to the Editor (email details as above). Similarly if you or your institution wish to be added to the Bulletin, please email the Editor.
The British combinatorial newsletter is produced twice annually in the autumn and spring and are available here. The most recent newsletter was in September 2015.
The British Combinatorial Committee organises the biennial British Combinatorial Conference. The nexts conference (the 26th) will be organiased by the University of Strathclyde from 3-7 July 2017, with Sergey Kitaev as Local Organiser and wth involvement from the University of Glasgow as well. Further details will be announced on the website in due course: http://combinatorics.cis.strath.ac.uk/bcc2017/
The invited speakers are Rosemary Bailey (St. Andrews and QMUL), Julia Böttcher (LSE), Bill Chen (Nankai), Antonio Cossidente (Basilicata), Daniel Horsley (Monash), Vit Jelinek (Charles), Rob Morris (IMPA, Brazil) , Benny Sudakov (ETH Zürich) and Julia Wolf (Bristol).
The most most recent confrerence took place at Warwick from 6-10 July 2015 (arrive 5 July)) and details of it can be found at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/events/2014-15/nonsymposium/25bcc/
For the archive of past BCCs see http://staff.computing.dundee.ac.uk/kedwards/bcc/past.html
Postgraduate Combinatorial Conference: This took place at QMUL in 2015, hosted by Katie Clinch and Trevor Pinto. further details of the next conference will be announced in due course.
Other regular meetings in Combinatorics, supported by the Committee, are held at:
Reading: The most recent "Old Codgers' Meeting" at Reading took place on 28 October 2015. It is hoped there will be a similar meeting next year.
Open University: The most recent OU meeting took place on 20 January 2016. The webpage http://wcm.open.ac.uk/ as usual contains the history and will hopefully conttain details of the next meeting in due course.
London: The next two linked olloquia at QMUL and LSE are on Wednesday 11 May 2016 (at QMUL) and Thursday 12 May 2016 (at LSE). Further details can be found on http://www.lse.ac.uk/maths/seminars/colloquia_2015.aspx It is hoped there will be a similar meeting next year.
Oxford: The next meeting is on 1 June 2016 and the programmes is available at http://people.maths.ox.ac.uk/scott/Pages/one-day_meeting.htm
Some other forthcoming events of interest include the following:
Some other events which have attracted support from the committee in the last few years include:
a Workshop on Extremal Combinatorics in Birmingham from 15-16 September 2008 organised by Demetres Christofides, Nikolaos Fountoulakis, Daniela Kühn and Deryk Osthus:
a meeting on Algebra, Combinatorics and Dynamics in Belfast from 17-21 August 2009, organised by Natalia Iyudu
the DIMAP Workshop on Extremal and Probabilistic Combinatorics in Petersfield, Hants from 18-25 July 2010, organised by Jan Hladký and Diana Piguet:
the Franco-British workshop on Analytic Combinatorics at Oxford from 5-7 September 2012 organised by Julien David (Paris 13), Jéremie Lumbroso (Paris 6) and Kerstin Weller (Oxford).
the workshop on Geometric and Topological Graph Theory at Bristol from 15-19 April 2013, website http://www.maths.bris.ac.uk/~maakn/GTGT2013
the meeting "Combinatorics, Algebra and More" at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in celebration of Peter Cameron's contributions to mathematics, website http://www.maths.qmul.ac.uk/~camconf/
the 5th SIGMAP (Symmetries In Graphs, Maps And Polytopes) Workshop at West Malvern, UK, 7-11 July 2014 - see http://mcs.open.ac.uk/SIGMAP/
the Donald Preece Memorial Day. This took place at QMUL on 17 September 2015. The website is http://www.maths.qmul.ac.uk/~pjc/dapday.html
IMA workshop on Theoretical and Computational Discrete Mathematics
which took place at Derby from 22-23 March 2016.
IMA workshop on Theoretical and Computational Discrete Mathematics which took place at Derby from 22-23 March 2016.
This set of links is under development: we hope to add some more before too long.
British Combinatorial Conmittee Homepage
Past British Combinatorial Conferences
British Combinatorial Conference Problem Lists, for BCCs 12-18
British Combinatorial Conference Problem Lists, for BCC 19
British Combinatorial Conference Problem Lists, for BCC 22
Peter Cameron’s list of forthcoming combinatorial conferences
Doug West’s list of forthcoming combinatorial conferences
World Combinatorics Exchange (also Electronic Journal of Combinatorics):
Includes “Dynamic Surveys” and links to combinatorial databases (e.g. those of McKay and Royle).
Graph Theory White Pages by Daniel Sanders::
Includes various links.
The Maths Archive:
Especially http://front.math.ucdavis.edu/math.CO of course.....
American Mathematical Society:
Includes access to MathReviews (subscription requires) and to MR Lookup.
Gives access to Zentralblatt reviews.
London Mathematical Society
Isaac Newton Institute
European Mathematical Society
American Mathematical Society
Edinburgh Mathematical Society
Societé Mathematique de France
Australian Mathematical Society
7. Some UK Combinatorial Seminars
This is a list of webpages for Combinatorics Seminar series at various places in the UK. We only list seminars which are predominantly or exclusively combinatorics (broadly interpreted): general Pure Maths seminars (or general Mathematics seminars) are not included. The list almost certainly contains omissions: please draw these to the Editor’s attention by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Maintenance of the links here will be minimal: use is, so to speak, at your own risk.
QMUL: (Study Group): http://www.maths.qmul.ac.uk/seminar-series/combinatorics-study-group
Warwick: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/dimap/seminars/ for DIMAP seminar:
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/events/seminars/areas/combinatorics/ for combinatorics seminar.
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