# Peter Cameron (mathematician)

Peter J. Cameron | |
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Born |
23 January 1947 (age 71) Toowoomba, Queensland |

Nationality | Australian |

Alma mater |
University of Queensland University of Oxford |

Awards |
Whitehead Prize, 1979 Euler Medal, 2003 Forder Lecturer, 2008 ^{[1]} |

Scientific career | |

Fields | algebra, group theory, combinatorics, coding theory, model theory |

Institutions |
University of St Andrews Queen Mary, University of London University of Oxford |

Doctoral advisor | Peter M. Neumann |

Doctoral students |

**Peter Jephson Cameron** FRSE (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.

## Work[edit]

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.

## Honours and awards[edit]

He was awarded the London Mathematical Society's Whitehead Prize in 1979 and is joint winner of the 2003 Euler Medal.In 2018 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh^{[5]}.

## Books[edit]

- with J H van Lint:
*Graph Theory, Coding Theory and Block Designs*(1975) *Parallelisms of Complete Designs*(1976)^{[6]}*Oligomorphic Permutation Groups*(1990)- with J H van Lint:
*Designs, Graphs, Codes and their Links*(1991) *Combinatorics: Topics, Techniques, Algorithms*(1994)*Sets, Logic and Categories*(1999)*Permutation Groups*(1999)*Introduction to Algebra (first edition)*(1998)*Introduction to Algebra (second edition)*(2008)

## Notes[edit]

**^**LMS-NZM Forder and Aitken Lectureships**^**Peter Camerons DPhil/PhD students**^**Peter M. Neumann at the Mathematics Genealogy Project**^**Recent publications of Peter J. Cameron**^**"Professor Peter Jephson Cameron FRSE - The Royal Society of Edinburgh".*The Royal Society of Edinburgh*. Retrieved 2018-03-14.**^**Kantor, William M. (1978). "Review:*Parallelisms of complete designs*, by Peter J. Cameron".*Bull. Amer. Math. Soc*.**84**(3): 451–453. doi:10.1090/s0002-9904-1978-14489-9.

## References[edit]

## External links[edit]

- Home page at Queen Mary University of London
- Home page at University of St Andrews
- Peter Cameron's 60th birthday conference
- Theorems by Peter Cameron at Theorem of the Day
- Peter Cameron's blog
- Peter Cameron at the Mathematics Genealogy Project

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