COMBINATORIAL MATHEMATICS SOCIETY OF AUSTRALASIA (INC)
CMSA E-Newsletter Number 1 (October 1999)
It was anticipated that this electronic newsletter will be distributed perhaps 3 or 4 times a year.
AIMS of the newsletter:
RECENT CONFERENCE REPORTS:
Invited speakers and their talks were:
About 30 other talks were given as well as an education discussion session.
The Combinatorial Mathematics Society of Australasia (CMSA) held its AGM.
A highlight of the conference was the presentation to Professor Anne Street (University of Queensland) of the inaugural CMSA medal.
Social activities included excursions to the Adelaide River jumping crocodile trip, the Territory wildlife park, sunset yacht cruises and a conference dinner based upon Indonesian flavours at the local Chung Wah society hall.
I would like to thank the guests, the helpers, the speakers and the sponsors which include NTU, the CMSA, the Institute of Combinatorics and its Applications (ICA), Interim Technology, Nelson Thomson Learning and NTU Uniprint.
More details of the conference can be found at http://www.cs.ntu.edu.au/homepages/rsvp/ACCMCC99.html
FUTURE WORKSHOP AND CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENTS:
COMBINATORICS WORKSHOP at the UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
The Centre for Discrete Mathematics and Computing at the University of Queensland will be
holding a Combinatorics Workshop from Tuesday 2 November to Friday 5 November 1999.
There will be no registration fee, and things will be kept fairly informal.
The main areas to be covered include:
GEOMETRIES; DESIGNS AND GRAPH DECOMPOSITIONS; CRYPTOGRAPHY.
INVITED PEOPLEto talk so far include:
All are welcome. For more details, registering your interest, offering contributed talks etc, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Elizabeth J. Billington, Dept Mathematics, University of Queensland, 4072. Ph (07) 3365 2313, Fax (07) 3365 1477.
FINITE AND TOPOLOGICAL GEOMETRY WORKSHOP
Following successful workshops in the summers of 1998 and 1999, the University of Adelaide Institute for Geometry and its Applications will host a Finite and Topological Geometry Workshop during the week 17--21 January 2000.
It is envisaged that we will have a relatively small number of talks, of varying lengths, to leave plenty of time for the other aspect of the workshop.
We hope that participants will be able to prepare and present on Monday a proposal for a research problem or problems that they wish to share with other participants and which could be begun during the week of the workshop. We will have plenty of time and room available for this purpose.
There is no registration fee, and all interested are welcome.
Location: The workshop will be held in the (brand new) Engineering and Mathematics Building at the University of Adelaide, Australia.
Invited Speakers: so far include Professor Aart Blokhuis (Technical University of Eindhoven/Free University of Amsterdam), Professor Frank De Clerck (University of Ghent), Professor Andreas Schroth (University of Braunschweig) and Professor Hendrik Van Maldeghem (University of Ghent). In addition there are several surprise participants not yet confirmed.
Financial Support :There may be a small amount of financial support available to interstate and overseas participants, with graduate students being given priority. Please indicate if you wish to be considered for support.
Accommodation :If you need accommodation, please let us know.
Registration :If you wish to attend, please return (by email) the following registration form to Christine O'Keefe, preferably by 1 December 1999.
For more information, please contact Christine O'Keefe or Burkard Polster (Organisers),
Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Adelaide, 5005, Australia
or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
FINITE AND TOPOLOGICAL GEOMETRY WORKSHOP
UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE INSTITUTE FOR GEOMETRY AND ITS APPLICATIONS
17--21 JANUARY 2000
I DO/DO NOT wish to give a .... minute talk titled:
I DO/DO NOT wish to apply for financial support.
Please indicate whether you would like us to arrange accommodation for you, and give an indication of your preference.
The 44th AUSTRALIAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY CONFERENCE will include a special session on combinatorics. This will be held at the University of Queensland from 2--5 July 2000. See the web page http://AustMS2000.maths.uq.edu.au/
25ACCMCCwill be held in Christchurch, New Zealand, from 4--8 December 2000. For more details contact Mike Steel at M.Steel@math.canterbury.ac.nz
See the webpage: http://www.math.canterbury.ac.nz/accmcc.shtml
RECENT NEWS OF CMSA MEMBERS(akin to the ICA Bulletin information on members; but not all CMSA members are ICA Members!)
Please send in all your information!
BRENDAN McKAYhas been in the news again recently in connection with the Bible Code. A CNN web page that he sent me in September is no longer valid, but in email from 10 Oct he says:
I can't find the story on CNN any more. Here is an alternative (American ABC network):
There is a longer and more accurate press report here:
My own page on the subject remains:
FUTURE NEWSLETTER SECTIONS WILL ALSO INCLUDE:
However, members will still be informed by email when a new issue is available online there.
Please SEND IN your news items, no matter how small or large, preferably by email, to:
Elizabeth J. Billington
Department of Mathematics
University of Queensland
CMSA E-Newsletter Editor.
CLOSING DATE FOR ITEMS FOR ISSUE 2: 24 December 1999.