Forty eighth British Mathematical Colloquium

This was held at UMIST: 9 - 12 April 1996     

The enrolment was 280.    The chairman was R Bryant and the secretary was M D Coleman.

Minutes of meetings, etc. are available by clicking on a link below

General Meeting Minutes for 1996

Scientific Committee Meeting Minutes for 1996

The plenary speakers were:

Casson, A The geometric topology of 3-manifolds
Wiles, A Elliptic curves and Fermat's Last Theorem
Zelmanov, E

The morning speakers were:

Anthony, M H G Mathematical problems in "Learning theory"
Barrow-Green, J E Poincaré and the discovery of chaos
Berry, M V The Riemann-Siegel formula for the zeta function
Bridson, M R Non-positive curvature and group theory
Cameron, P J Sum-free sets
Crawley-Boevey, W Deformations of the preprojective algebra
Davie, A M The dynamics of circle maps
Everest, G R How high is a polynomial?
Flynn, E V Rational points on curves
Hitchin, N J Hyperkäler geometry
Holland, M P Grothendieck groups of primitive factors of enveloping algebras of semi-simple Lie algebras
James, G D Representations of symmetric groups
Jones, J D S Morse theory and flow categories
MacKay, R S Optimal timetabling of a 24-hour shuttle bus service
Partington, J R Interpolation and reconstruction of algebraic functions

Special session: Combinatorics  Organiser: P J Cameron
Alon, NThe geometry of coin-weighing problems
Blokhuis, ASpecial sets in finite projective lines
Sloane, N J AArranging planes so that they are as far apart as possible: packings in Grassmanian manifolds

Special session: Differential geometry/Mathematical physics  Organiser: N J Hitchin
Burstall, FHarmonic 2-spheres in Lie groups and the Bruhat decomposition of the loop group
Merkulov, SClassification of Segre holonomies of torsion-free affine connections
Nakajima, HMonopoles and Nahm's equation
Sutcliffe, PMonopoles and Platonic symmetry