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The April 2013 Bulletin appears here in pdf format. You can view or retrieve it
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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.
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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 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.
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The British combinatorial newsletter is produced twice annually in the autumn and spring and are available here. The most recent newsletter was in April 2013. .
The British Combinatorial Committee organises the biennial British Combinatorial Conference. The next conference (the 24th) will be at Royal Holloway University of London (RHUL) from Monday 1-Friday 5 July 2013. (Arrival date Sunday 30 June 2013). The Local Organiser will be Simon Blackburn, with other organisers Stefanie Gerke and Mark Wildon. The website is http://bcc2013.ma.rhul.ac.uk
The invited speakers are Jacob Fox (MIT), Massimo Giulietti (Perugia), Tor Helleseth (Bergen) , Jan van den Heuvel (LSE), Jozef Širáň (OU), Einar Steingrímsson (Strathclyde), Kristina Vušković (Leeds), Geoff Whittle (Victoria, NZ) and Doron Zeilberger (Rutgers). Titles are on the webpage.
Registration is open, and the conference webpage above links to the registration page.. The early bird deadline ended at 18.00 GMT on Wednesday 1st May, but registration will remain open until 16 June 2013. When you register, you will then have the opportunity to contribute, using the LaTeX file available on the webpage, am abstract of a contributed talk - you will be advised if your talk has been accepted soon thereafter. However please note that if you intend to give a talk, you must submit your abstract by 1 June 2013 (18.00 GMT). The website states that abstracts will not be accepted after that date.
There will be a reception on the Monday night, an entertainment on the Tuesday evening - please email the concert organiser David Penman if you are interested in taking part in this - , an (optional) excursion to Windsor Castle on the Wednesday afternoon, and a conference dinner.on the Thursday. There will be at least one problem session during the conference, plus the Business Meeting.
In the week following the BCC, there will also be a meeting "Combinatorics,
Algebra and More" at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in celebration of
Peter Cameron's contributions to mathematics. The dates are 8-10 July
2013 (arrival date 7 July) and the event will be hosted by Queen Mary.
We hope this will be of interest to many of those also at the BCC. The website
for this event is
and registration will remain open until 9 June: early registration is advised
owing to limited seating at e.g. the conference dinner.
and registration will remain open until 9 June: early registration is advised owing to limited seating at e.g. the conference dinner.
For the archive of past BCCs see http://www.computing.dundee.ac.uk/staff/kedwards/bcc/past.html
Postgraduate Combinatorial Conference: This will take place
at RHUL (Royal Holloway) this year, hosted by Andrew McDowell from 14-16
August 2013. As usual, the aim is to allow research students to give a
20-minute talk in a supportive environment. The invited speakers are Dr. Julia Böttcher
(LSE), Dr. Carolyn Chun (Brunel) and Prof. Daniel Král' (Warwick), with a
possible fourth speaker to be confirmed. The website is
and registration will remain open until 7 July.
and registration will remain open until 7 July.
Other regular meetings in Combinatorics, supported by the Committee, are held at:
Reading: The 5th "Old Codgers' Meeting" at Reading was on Wednesday 31 October 2012 at Reading. Further details such as abstracts are here
Open University: The most recent OU meeting was on Wednesday 30 January 2013 and the speakers were Mireille Bousquet-Mélou (Bordeaux), David Conlon (Oxford), David Evans (UEA), Iain Moffatt (RHUL) and Steve Noble (Brunel). The usual webpage http://wcm.open.ac.uk/ will contain details of the next meeting in due course! .
London: The next pair of linked colloquia will take place on Wednesday 15 May 2013 (at QMUL) and Thursday 16 May 2013 (at LSE). Further details can be found on http://www2.lse.ac.uk/maths/Seminars/Colloquia_2013
Speakers at QMUL on 15 May are Julia Böttcher (LSE), Ben Green (Cambridge), Simon Griffiths (IMPA), Dan Hefetz (Birmingham), Wojciech Samotij (Tel Aviv/Cambridge) and Anusch Taraz (Münich). The organiser for this day is Peter Keevash (QMUL).
At LSE on 16 May we have Noga Alon (Tel Aviv), Roman Glebov
(Warwick), Gábor Kun (Budapest), Viresh Patel (Birmingham),
Endre Szemerédi (Budapest) and Julia Wolf (Paris). The organiser for this day is
Jozef Skokan (LSE).
The website has a list of titles and a timetable is
The website has a list of titles and a timetable is being prepared.
Oxford: The next Oxford meeting is, according to the Oxford Combinatorics Seminar website, to be on Wednesday 5 June 2013. Details will be announced later.
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, and 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).
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
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