Peter Cameron (mathematician)

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Peter J. Cameron
Peter Cameron
Born 23 January 1947
Toowoomba, Queensland
Nationality Australian
Fields algebra, group theory, combinatorics, coding theory, model theory
Institutions University of St Andrews
Queen Mary, University of London
University of Oxford
Alma mater University of Queensland
University of Oxford
Doctoral advisor Peter M. Neumann
Doctoral students Eric S. Lander
H. Dugald Macpherson[1]
Notable awards Whitehead Prize, 1979
Euler Medal, 2003
Forder Lecturer, 2008[2]

Peter Jephson Cameron (born 23 January 1947) is an Australian mathematician who works in group theory, combinatorics, coding theory, and model theory. He is currently half-time Professor of Mathematics at the University of St Andrews, and Emeritus Professor at Queen Mary University of London.

Cameron received a B.Sc. from the University of Queensland and a D.Phil. in 1971 from University of Oxford, with Peter M. Neumann as his supervisor.[3] Subsequently he was a Junior Research Fellow and later a Tutorial Fellow at Merton College, Oxford, and also lecturer at Bedford College, London. He was awarded the London Mathematical Society's Whitehead Prize in 1979 and is joint winner of the 2003 Euler Medal.


Cameron specialises in algebra and combinatorics; he has written books about combinatorics, algebra, permutation groups, and logic, and has produced over 250 academic papers.[4] He posed the Cameron–Erdős conjecture with Paul Erdős.

Peter Cameron giving the 2007 Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw lecture at the School of Mathematics, University of Manchester




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