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Trust me, I'm a doctor [19 Dec 2014|01:59pm]
Ceremony

Thesis
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Mastery attained [29 Nov 2010|07:11pm]
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The Next Step [20 Jun 2010|12:05pm]
I am now two graduation ceremonies short of my Master of Mathematics.

I will be doing a PhD in Model Theory at the University of Leeds starting 1 September, supervised by John Truss and Dugald Macpherson. I'm off to a summer school there 18-23 July to learn about the state of the subject and look for accomodation.
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Undergraduate Tripos final year results [18 Jun 2009|10:11am]
First class honours to me!

I'm almost certainly not graduating, so that I can more cheaply take a fourth year MMath.
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Probabilistic Combinatorics (Random Counting)! [05 Apr 2009|10:38am]
Here is a question sheet I wrote, for anyone interested. It's quite elementary, but fast-paced. Questions/corrections welcome.
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EDIT: Q4 should say "find a lower bound".
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UKIMO training [08 Dec 2008|04:18pm]
I may possibly be talking at the UK IMO team training camp at Trinity over Easter. I will be doing one of the following topics in an elementary manner. People who want me to practice on them are welcome to ask. Only comfort with secondary-level mathematics is necessary, though some experience with competitive mathematics will be of use.

1) The real Riemann zeta function as a distribution and its properties.
2) Probabilistic combinatorics, looking at applications to graphs and hypergraphs.
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Results. [18 Jun 2008|06:38pm]
2:i

Hmm. Should have done better. Oh well.
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I have funding! [27 May 2008|10:43pm]
Specifically, I will be working, if things go to plan, with Imre Leader on The Neighbourhood Conjecture. I am getting 1/5 or so of the money I'd get on an internship, and I may have a high probability of proving absolutely nothing [original], but oh well!

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BBC2 [27 Sep 2007|08:01pm]
http://www.channel4.com/blogs/page/fourdocs?entry=britdoc_british_feature

Any thoughts? The film will be broadcast on BBC2 on Sunday 14th October at 9pm.

(The film will mostly concern the three who got to the IMO itself, I think, to be honest.)
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Incidental [12 Sep 2007|12:54pm]
First. I might have a chance in studying maths. Need to do better next year, though.

Need to investigate a summer research project.
1) Learn more algebra.
2) Find a pure fellow who does abstract algebra.
3) Find a project.
4) Get funding.

1 is the important one at the moment, need to talk to Anastasia about the elementary rings she's probing.

Any advice?
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I don't think I'm very wise [12 Apr 2007|10:49pm]
So, what relationship model do you use?Collapse )
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I like cuddles. [04 Apr 2007|07:45pm]
When I was in year 7/8 I knew lots of trivia about natural sciences, as one does from reading. My science/biology teacher took a friend and me aside at the end of one lesson and said something like "You think you're good scientists because you know lots of facts. You're really not good scientists at all."

He was right. I got better.

I am motivated to correct others. Sometimes it fails.Collapse )
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Argh, amateur philosophy [29 Mar 2007|03:37pm]
Thought: I'd better go back and read more about philosophy of knowledge, science and maths (A quick skim of resources reveals developments in the 1970s of which I am ignorant.)Collapse )
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Gah, economics [09 Dec 2006|03:02pm]
P: ( (-100, +inf), ~), given that a~b = (a+100)(b+100)/100 - 100

Do you agree that this is a pretty stupid group?
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Ooh, reasoning (slightly personal)... [25 Sep 2006|05:35pm]
Um, what?Collapse )
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Arbitrary matters. [12 Aug 2006|01:47pm]
I verify this and confirm all of it. Those with an interest in my integrity would be advised to read.

Edit: Details, detailsCollapse )

EDIT: More details, this time subjective: disregard at willCollapse )
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Mutual friends [14 Jul 2006|09:55pm]
What I think of these people. If I'm on your friends list, I've probably written about you.Collapse )

Things to do if backed into a corner.Collapse )
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For Jenna [11 Jun 2006|12:24pm]
patternsofchaos is a genius, I assert.

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ego [17 Jan 2006|09:28pm]
Cong: A dream of mine is that someday someone will be so envious of my divers skills that she will learn everything I know and then summarily thrash me, which will of course be motivation for me to go and learn more.
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I am incompetent! [28 Sep 2005|11:01am]
Now we've established that, who's up for a game of chess?

Also, and most irrelevantly, a fair assumption to make about me is one of intelligent ignorance; and another is that I miss you. amandi estis, after all.
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