Sixty fourth British Mathematical Colloquium

This was held at Kent: 16 - 19 April 2012     

The enrolment was 148.    The chairman was P Fleischmann and the secretary was R J Shank.

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

General Meeting Minutes for 2012

Scientific Committee Meeting Minutes: April 2012

Scientific Committee Meeting Minutes: September 2012

The plenary speakers were:

Bessenrodt, C On the combinatorics of quasisymmetric functions
Lorenz, M Prime ideals and group actions in noncomutative algebra
Reiten, IQuivers in representation theory
Soare, R Mathematics and the Turing Renaissance
Tretter, COperator theory and applications: a fruitful interplay

The morning speakers were:

Camina, RThe Nottingham group -- an introduction and a survey of recent results
Harel, DComputers are not omnipotent
Brown, K How smooth is a noncommutative group?
Evans, D A spectral analysis of compact linear operators in Banach space
Parnovski, L Multidimensional periodic and almost-periodic spectral problems: Bethe-Sommerfeld Conjecture and integrated density of states
Rees, SThe word problem and normal forms in Artin groups
Black, S Computer says Yes!
Taorima, A K3 elliptic genus: a glimpse of new Moonshine
von Below, JCan one hear the shape of a graph?
Drutu, C On limit spaces and actions of groups
Luczak, MMarkov chain models of complex systems
Symonds, PGroup actions on polynomial rings

Public lecture 
Hodges, A The Life and Work of Alan Turing.

Workshop: Algebraic Transformation Groups (organisers P Fleischmann and RJ Shank) 
Gill, C Tensor products of Young modules and p-multiples of partitions
Ferreira, JThe Invariant Fields of the Sylow p-subgroups of Finite Classical Groups
Dufresne, EThe separating variety for representations of the additive group
Elmer, J Separating invariants and localisation
Baland, S Modules of constant Jordan type for elementary abelian p-groups
Stancu, R Fusion systems for profinite groups.
Sezer, M On modular invariants of the Klein-four group
Kohls, MThe Dihedral groups in characteristic 2: Invariants Coinvariants and Groebner Bases
Braun, AThe Gorenstein property and modular invariants

Workshop: Mathematics Education : Assessment Practices (organisers P Iannone  A Simpson and O Radu)  
Radu, O The survey of assessment practices
Jones, I Summative peer assessment of undergraduate calculus using Adaptive Comparative Judgement
Hernandez-Martinez, P Mathematics Lecturers' Practice and Perception of Computer-Aided Assessment
Graham, D Audience Response devices for formative and summative assessment
Simpson, A Performance Assessment in Mathematics -- Preliminary Empirical Research
Iannone, P The mini case studies: examples of assessment practices
Radu, O The literature review on assessment
Hetherington, T Assessing proofs in pure mathematics
Chadwick, E Evaluating assessment practices in a Business and Industrial Mathematics module
Garret, S Towards an efficient approach for examining employabilty skills

Workshop: Mathematical Physics (organisers C Dunning and A Hone) 
Veselov, A Universality in Lie algebras and Chern-Simons theory
England, MBuilding Abelian functions with generalised Hirota operators
Speight, M Solitons on tori and soliton crystals
Kemp, GGeometric quanitzation Dirac monopoles and coadjoint orbits
Taormina, A K3 elliptic genus: glimpse of a new Moonshine
Tateo, RBethe Ansatz and nonlinear wave equations
Young, C Quantum Affine Algebras and Extended T-systems
Lombardo, SThe unexpected simplicity of Automorphic Lie Algebras
Viti, J Universal properties of two-dimensional percolation

Workshop: Noncommutative Geometry (organiser S Launois) 
McGerty, K Quantum Hamiltonian reduction and Derived Equivalences
Iyudu, N The Anick conjecture on the minimal Hilbert series of quadratic algebras
Spencer, C Harish-Chandra bimodules of some rational Cherednik algebras at regular parameter values
Lopez, J Noncommutative geometry of fiinite groups
Sierra, S Graded maximal orders in a generic Sklyanin algebra
Wadsley, S Non-commutative rigid analytic spaces
O'Buachalla, RQuantum Groups and Noncommutative Kahler Geometry
Kraehmer, U Batalin-Vilkovisky Structures on Ext and Tor

Workshop: Number Theory & Algebraic Geometry (organisers G Brown and S Siksek) 
Kasprzyk, A Hunting for Fano varieties via extremal Laurent polynomials
Elkin, A Computing de Rham comohology of p-covers of the projective line in characteristic p
Testa, DThe surface of cuboids and Siegel modular threefolds
Newton, RThe Artin-Wedderburn Theorem and local Tate duality
Farwa, S Exact holomorphic differentials in characteristics 2 and 3
Fisher, TVisibility of Tate-Shafarevich groups in abelian threefolds

Workshop: Operator Theory (organisers B Lemmens and I Wood) 
Michaelson, GThe limits to computation
Cockshott, P How physics constrains real value calculation
Chu, D The biological cell as a stochastic computer
Montanaro, A The Church-Turing thesis in a quantum world
Stannett, M Computing via Physical Theories
Hogarth, M The Church-Turing Thesis is a pseudo-proposition
Richards, B Turing's Legacy and AI: Two perspectives

Workshop: Turing's legacy in Mathematics and Computer Science 
Michaelson, G The limits to computation
Cockshott, P How physics constrains real value calculation
Chu, D The biological cell as a stochastic computer
Montanaro, A The Church-Turing thesis in a quantum world
Stannett, M Computing via Physical Theories
Hogarth, M The Church-Turing Thesis is a pseudo-proposition
Richards, B Turing's Legacy and AI: Two perspectives