Fiftieth British Mathematical Colloquium

This was held at Manchester: 6 - 9 April 1998     

The enrolment was 200.    The chairman was R Plymen and the secretary was G Walker.

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

General Meeting Minutes for 1998

Scientific Committee Meeting Minutes for 1998

The plenary speakers were:

Connes, A Non-commutative geometry and the Riemann zeta function
Macdonald, I GConstant term identities
Uhlenbeck, K K Geometric partial differential equations: a comparison between elliptic and hyperbolic theory
Woodin, W H Logical themes in descriptive set theory

The morning speakers were:

Baker, A J Arithmetic invariants and periodicity in stable homotopy theory
Boca, F P Topics on non-commutative tori
Bushnell, C J The local Langlands conjecture - some recent progress
Du Sautoy, M P F Zeta functions of groups: a tool for counting p-groups
Fesenko, I B The wild group
Goryunov, V V Unitary reflection groups and functions with cyclic symmetry
Hunton, J R Topological invariants for quasi-periodic tilings
Keating, J P Random matrix theory and the Riemann zeros
Lyons, T J Non-linear systems driven by rough paths
McKee, J F How to factorise small numbers, slowly
Premet, A A Recent progress in the classification of finite-dimensonal simple Lie algebras in prime characteristic
Rickard, J C Some conjectures in representation theory
Saxl, J Groups and graphs
van den Berg, M Heat flow and spectral asyptotics

Special session: Mathematical logic  Organiser: A J Macintyre
Boffa, MRational identities related to finite automata structure
Gardener, TRigid subanalytic geometry
Macintyre, A JNon-standard aspects of algebraic geometry
Macpherson, H DWeakly o-minimal structures

Special session: Dynamical Systems  Organiser: S M Rees
van Strien, S JReal and holomorphic dynamics of real polynomials, an overview
Yoccoz, J-CDynamics near homoclinic bifurcations
Young, L-SThe speed of mixing in chaotic dynamical systems