Autumn Term 2008-09
Additional colloquia, titles and abstracts will be added as details become available.
Colloquia take place on Friday afternoons at 4.00pm, Lecture Room B3.02 in the Mathematics Institute, Zeeman Building. They are directed towards a general mathematical audience. In particular, one the functions of these Colloquia is to inform non-specialists and graduate students about recent trends, ideas and results in some area of mathematics, or a closely related field.
- Friday 3 October 2008 Andreas Dress (Shanghai Institute for Computational Biology)
Some mathematical aspects of molecular evolution
- Friday 10 October 2008 Chris Jones (Warwick)
Data and models: A marriage made in mathematics
- Friday 17 October 2008 Adri Olde Daalhuis (Edinburgh)
Exponential asymptotics for differential equations
- Friday 24 October 2008 Serge Cantat (Rennes)
The Tits Alternative
- Friday 31 October 2008 Erhard Scholz (Wuppertal)
Transitions from Weyl's early gauge geometry to physics and differential geometry
- Friday 7 November 2008 Keith Moffatt (Cambridge)
Magnetostrophic turbulence driven by buoyancy
- Friday 14 November 2008 Jonathan Hillman (Sydney)
Seifert fibrations and geometric decompositions in 4 dimensions
- Friday 21 November 2008 Robin Wilson (Open)
Four colours suffice
- Friday 28 November 2008 TBA
- Friday 5 December 2008 Tom Spencer (IAS Princeton)
Statistical mechanics of random matrices and random walk
Tea is served in the Common Room in the Mathematics Institute from 3.00-4.00pm. The Colloquium will be followed by an informal reception (drinks and snacks) designed to give people the opportunity to have more contact with the speaker.