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New Director

The new director of the Centre for Discrete Mathematics is Professor David Arrowsmith. We thank Peter Keevash for all he has done for the Centre, and wish David well in the job.

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Talk by Peter Harremoes

Speaker: Peter Harremoës Time and Place: 4pm, 16 January 2013, in Maths Room 203 at 4pm and is followed by a reception at 5pm in the Maths Foyer. Title: Occam’s Razor in Action – information as link between statistics and … Continue reading

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Talk by Van Vu

Note 22/10/2012: This talk has been cancelled because of ill-health. Van Vu (Yale) will speak in the Pure Mathematics Colloquium at Queen Mary on Monday, 22 October 2012, at 4:00pm in room M103 (Mathematical Sciences building). Please note the change … Continue reading

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A date for your diary

The Queen Mary Algorithms Day will take place on 20 February 2013. A list of speakers can be found on the webpage.

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Slides of workshop talks

We will be posting slides of as many as possible of the talks at the workshop on Information Flows and Information Bottlenecks last week. The first couple are already up, and others will appear soon. They are linked from the … Continue reading

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Workshop timetable: small changes

Two small changes to the workshop timetable for Wednesday 12 September: There will not be a 10-minute introduction; Terence Chan will have an extra 10 minutes. Søren Riis will start at 16:00; from 15:30 to 16:00 there will be an … Continue reading

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Maximum overhang problem

A recent talk at the Combinatorics Study Group featured Mikkel Thorup, who was visiting the Centre from AT&T Labs-Research. He spoke about the solution of the 150-year old “Maximum Overhang Problem”, which asks: How far can a stack of identical … Continue reading

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