University of Strathclyde proposes to axe combinatorics and their three strong combinatorics faculty members: https://cameroncounts.wordpress.com/2019/06/19/combinatorics-at-strathclyde/
This comes despite the group being both strong in research and important in undergraduate education. The apparent cause is Strathclyde's placement of combinatorics in computer science rather than in mathematics and in their use of standards aimed more at computer science than mathematics (like bringing in large grants).
@11011110 This is a great shame. Sergey was my PhD opponent as it happens.
Mentioned in the comments but not in the main post is a petition: https://britishcombinatorial.wordpress.com/2019/06/20/combinatorics-at-strathclyde-2/
Peter Cameron asks to email him (email@example.com) saying "I support this petition" with a university affiliation if possible, and he will do the rest.
A Mastodon instance for maths people. The kind of people who make \(\pi z^2 \times a\) jokes.
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