# Peter Cameron (mathematician)

**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.

Peter J. Cameron | |
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Born | 23 January 1947 72) | (age

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 |

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

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

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

- 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

- 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 14 March 2018. - 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

## External links

- 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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