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The Bulletin provides details of activities in combinatorial mathematics taking place in Britain in the previous year. The most recent Bulletin appears below in pdf format, and can be downloaded by anyone interested. Previous Bulletins are also available, and hard copies are kept in the Committee's archive and may be obtained from the Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you wish to become a representative for an institution which does not currently have one, please contact the editor. You may also download British Combinatorial Newsletters from here.
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The April 2013 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 September 2013) 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 2013.
The British Combinatorial Committee organises the biennial British Combinatorial Conference. The next conference is planned to take place at Warwick in 2015. The dates will be 6-10 July 2015 (arrive 5 July). The local organising team will be Artur Czumaj, Agelos Georgakopoulos, Vadim Lozin, Dan Král' and Oleg Pikhurko. The website is http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/research/events/2014-15/nonsymposium/25bcc/
The invited speakers are: Manuel Bodirsky (LIX Ecole Polytechnique, Paris), David Conlon (Oxford), Stefanie Gerke (Royall Holloway University of London), Gil Kalai (Hebrew University, Jerusalem and Yale) Tomasz Łuczak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań and Emory University, Atlanta), Gary McGuire (University College Dublin), Sergei Norin (McGill), Nik Ruškuc (St. Andrews) and C. P. Xing (National University of Singapore). More details will be announced in due course.
The most recent conference (the 24th) was at Royal Holloway University of London (RHUL) from Monday 1-Friday 5 July 2013. The Local Organiser was Simon Blackburn, with other organisers Stefanie Gerke and Mark Wildon. The website was http://bcc2013.ma.rhul.ac.uk
.For the archive of past BCCs see http://www.computing.dundee.ac.uk/staff/kedwards/bcc/past.html
Postgraduate Combinatorial Conference: This took place at RHUL (Royal Holloway) this year, hosted by Andrew McDowell , from 14-16 August 2013. At present, it seems likely that the 2014 conference will be at QMUL or Birmingham: a decision will be made in due course.
Other regular meetings in Combinatorics, supported by the Committee, are held at:
Reading: The 6th "Old Codgers' Meeting" at Reading took place on Wednesday 30 October 2013. Speakers will include Colin McDiarmid (Oxford), Donald Preece (QMUL and Kent), John Sheehan (Aberdeen), Leonard Soicher (QMUL) and Robin Wilson (Open). The basic programme is here: note unusual venue this year! Abstracts will follow shortly.
Open University: The next OU meeting will be on Wednesday 29 January 2014 and the webpage http://wcm.open.ac.uk/ will contain details of speakers, abstracts, etc. in due course.
London: The most recent pair of linked colloquia took place on Wednesday 15 May 2013 (at QMUL) and Thursday 16 May 2013 (at LSE). Further details can be found on http://www.lse.ac.uk/maths/Seminars/Colloquia_2013.aspx It is envisaged that there will be a similar meeting next year.
Oxford: The most recent Oxford meeting took placr on Wednesday 5 June 2013. The website is http://people.maths.ox.ac.uk/scott/Pages/one-day_meeting.htm and it is envisaged that a similar meeting will take place next year.
Another forthcoming event is the 5th SIGMAP (Symmetries In Graphs, Maps And Polytopes) Workshop at West Malvern, UK, 7-11 July 2014. There is a website for this event, currently basically just a shell confirming the dates, at http://www.mathematics.open.ac.uk/802570F2005A990E/(httpAdHocPages)/F21B631D05F61BE180257BA5004F11ED?OpenDocument
Interested parties should contact Jozef Širáň (OU) for more details for now.
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/
This set of links is under development: we hope to add some more before too long.
British Combinatorial Committee 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.
Includes a good list of combinatorial journals, and of mathematics seminars.
Emphasising applications of combinatorics (including elsewhere in mathematics)
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 email@example.com. 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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