BCC27: deadline approaching!

The 27th British Combinatorial Conference will take place from 29 July to 2 August 2019.

Warning: The deadline for early bird registration is 31 May. After that date,

  • the registration fee goes up;
  • accommodation can no longer be guaranteed (though the website has links to nearby hotels offering a conference rate).

So don’t delay; register now!

Reminder: as well as plenary talks by Michael Krivelevich, Penny Haxell, Dan Král’, Kristin Lauter, Hendrik van Maldeghem, Iain Moffatt, Igor Pak, Daniel Paulusma and Gábor Tardos, and contributed talks from participants (including yours truly), there are mini-symposia on Additive Combinatorics, Designs and Latin Squares, Extremal Combinatorics, Graph Colouring, Probabilistic Combinatorics, and Ramsey Theory.

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2019 Postgraduate Combinatorics Conference

The 26th Postgraduate Combinatorial Conference (PCC) will be held in Oxford on 10th-12th June 2019.

The PCC is an established conference organised by, and for, current research students in all areas of combinatorial and discrete mathematics, under the auspices of the British Combinatorial Committee. The PCC is mainly aimed at UK-based students, but is also open to those from abroad.

The aim of the conference is to allow research students to discuss their research in a relaxed environment, to gain practice at presenting their research outside of their own department, and to meet other young researchers in their area. Each student is encouraged to contribute by giving a talk which will last 25 minutes (including 5 minutes question and answer time).

The deadline for early-bird registration is 30 April, and the deadline for general registration is 1 June.

More details are available at https://pcc2019.github.io/

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CanaDAM prize

Elsevier Mathematics is proud to announce starting in 2019, a prize for the best student paper, which will be awarded at the Canadian Discrete and Algorithmic Mathematics meeting. It comprises of a cash prize of US$3000 plus US$500 voucher to spend on Elsevier books. The decision on the winner(s) is made by a prize committee who may decide not to award the prize, or to split the award between two papers.


To be eligible for the prize, the papers must

  • be suitable for publication in Discrete Mathematics;
  • be written by students only (at most three);
  • contain only material not submitted to any other journal or conference unless it is an extended abstract with the same title;
  • be submitted to Discrete Mathematics website with Elsevier – CanaDAM prize section at the latest by 15 January of the year of the conference;
  • be submitted to CanaDAM conference by 15 January of the year of the conference in the submission section dedicated to the prize.
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David P. Robbins prize

The American Mathematical Society has called for nominations for the David P. Robbins prize. The description reads:

The Robbins Prize is for a paper with the following characteristics: it shall report on novel research in algebra, combinatorics or discrete mathematics and shall have a significant experimental component; and it shall be on a topic which is broadly accessible and shall provide a simple statement of the problem and clear exposition of the work. Papers published within the six calendar years preceding the year in which the prize is awarded are eligible for consideration.

The next award of the prize will be in January 2019, and nominations close at the end of June this year. Please see the webpage for the nomination procedure.

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Upcoming combinatorics meetings

For combinatorialists in Britain, there are two rich feasts coming up in the next few weeks.

At the end of April, the Scottish Combinatorics Meeting, spread over two days, is in Edinburgh. As well as short talks by students and early career researchers, the meeting will feature talks by Radu Curticapean (Copenhagen), Iain Moffat (Royal Holloway, University of London), Steve Noble (Birkbeck, University of London), Will Perkins (Birmingham), Colva Roney-Dougal (St Andrews), and Kristina Vuskovic (Leeds).

The web page for the SCM is here.

May brings the two one-day London Combinatorics Colloquia at Queen Mary University of London and the London School of Economics. At QM we have Nikhil Bansal (Eindhoven), Agelos Georgakopoulos (Warwick), Janos Pach (Lausanne), Paul Russell (Cambridge), Katherine Staden (Oxford), and Carsten Thomassen (TU Denmark); while at LSE we have Maria Axenovich (Karlsruhe), Michelle Delcourt (Birmingham), Sofia Linqvist (Oxford), Patrice Ossona de Mendez (Paris), Alexander Sidorenko (New York), and Perla Sousi (Cambridge).

The web page for the two colloquia is here.

The BCC is grateful to the hard-working organisers of these meetings: Mary Cryan, David Ellis, Justin Ward, Julia Böttcher, Jan van den Heuvel and Jozef Skokan.

See you there!

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Postgraduate Combinatorics Conference

The 2018 Postgraduate Combinatorics Conference will be held at the London School of Economics on 4th-6th June 2018. The local organisers are Jan Corsten, Nóra Frankl, Eng Keat Hng and Aaron Lin.

The PCC is a conference for research students working in combinatorics and discrete mathematics. The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for PhD students to present their results and meet other young researchers in their area.

The PCC is mainly aimed at UK-based students, but is open for everyone. The conference will consist of 25 minute long talks given by students, and three plenary talks given by

  • Daniela Kühn, University of Birmingham
  • Maura Paterson, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Will Perkins, University of Birmingham

The deadline for registration is 30th April 2018.

More details can be found at the conference webpage:

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