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Upcoming conference: 43rd Australasian Combinatorics Conference 13-17 December 2021, The University of Melbourne, Australia

https://43acc.ms.unimelb.edu.au/  Notices and news Due to COVID-19 and related restrictions, the conference will now be run via Zoom. In addition, the conference was originally scheduled to take place 14–18 December 2020 but will now take place 13–17 December 2021. Researchers in any area of discrete mathematics and its applications are warmly invited to attend and give talks. Organising Committee, July 2021

Upcoming Conference: Virtual Carleton Combinatorics Meeting 2021 August 3-5

  The speakers at the event will be  Andrea Burgess, Thaís Bardini Idalino, Hadi Kharaghani , Karen Meagher , Lucia Moura, Mahsa Nasrollahi, Lucas Perin, David Pike, Bidy Razafimahatratra, Emina Soljanin, Jozsef Solymosi, Brett Stevens, Sho Suda, Ethan White, Kyle Chi Hoi Yip .  Talks begin at noon on August 3rd. There is no registration fee, but registration is  required . https://people.math.carleton.ca/~dthomson/CCM2021/

Upcoming conference: BCC 28th British Combinatorial Conference 5th – 9th July 2021 Delivered Online from Durham University

 https://bcc2021.webspace.durham.ac.uk/ BCC 2021 28th British Combinatorial Conference 5th – 9th July 2021 Delivered Online from Durham University The British Combinatorial Conference is a biennial event organized in the UK attracting international researchers in all areas of combinatorics. The 2021 event is the 28th conference in the series and is being held online organized by the Departments of  Computer Science  and  Mathematical Sciences  in Durham under the auspices of the  ACiD  research group. The conference is overseen by the  British Combinatorial Committee .

Combinatorialists who weren't in the news

  Alfred Bray Kempe Quick Info Born 6 July 1849 Kensington, London, England Died 21 April 1922 London, England Summary Alfred Kempe  published a false "proof" of the four colour theorem in  1879  which stood until Heawood showed the mistake  11  years later. The 'proof' is however still the basis for the computer aided proof discovered  100  years later. Full story : https://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Kempe/

News of member: David Pike

  David Pike (Vice-President of ICA) was just elected as president-elect of the Canadian Mathematical Society (his two-year term as president will start one year from now).  David was also named as one of seven new Fellows of the CMS:  https://cms.math.ca/news-item/canadian-mathematical-societys-2021-class-of-fellows-announced/ CANADIAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY’S 2021 CLASS OF FELLOWS ANNOUNCED The Canadian Mathematical Society is pleased to announce the 2021 Class of Fellows consisting of 7 members from the Canadian mathematical community. The Fellowship recognises CMS members who have made excellent contributions to mathematical research, teaching, or exposition; as well as having distinguished themselves in service to Canada’s mathematical community. Induction to the 2021 Class of Fellows was based upon nominations, reception of the David Borwein Distinguished Career Award or the Graham Wright Award for Distinguished Service, or reception of any other CMS prize or award for outstanding

Dr Marston Conder awarded the 2020 Euler Medal of the ICA

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  For immediate release                                                            Contact: Sarah Holliday             June 4, 2021                                                                             Secretary of the ICA                                                                                                                 Email:             sarah.holliday@gmail.com                                                                                         url:       the-ica.org       Dr Marston Conder awarded the 2020 Euler Medal of the ICA   Euler Medals  recognize  distinguished lifetime career contributions   to combinatorial research .   Dr. Conder was born and raised in the Waikato region, studied at Hinuera Primary, Matamata College and the University of Waikato, New Zealand.   He earned the DPhil at the University of Oxford (1980) on minimal generating pairs for permutation groups, under the supervision of Prof. Graham Higman FRS. Subsequently

Dr Jie Ma awarded the 2020 Hall Medal of the ICA

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  For immediate release                                                            Contact: Sarah Holliday             June 4, 2021                                                                             Secretary of the ICA                                                                                                                 Email:             sarah.holliday@gmail.com                                                                                                     url:       the-ica.org       Dr Jie Ma awarded the 2020 Hall Medal of the ICA   Hall Medals  recognize  extensive quality research with substantial international impact  by Fellows of the ICA in mid-career.   Dr. Ma received the B.S. degree from the School of Mathematical Sciences, USTC, and subsequently obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2011 from the School of Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology, under the supervision of Prof. Xingxing Yu. He was a Hedrick Assistant Professor at the