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
Born23 January 1947 (1947-01-23) (age 72)
Alma materUniversity of Queensland
University of Oxford
AwardsWhitehead Prize, 1979
Euler Medal, 2003
Forder Lecturer, 2008[1]
Scientific career
Fieldsalgebra, group theory, combinatorics, coding theory, model theory
InstitutionsUniversity of St Andrews
Queen Mary, University of London
University of Oxford
Doctoral advisorPeter 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.


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].




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