Fifty fifth British Mathematical Colloquium

This was held at Birmingham: 7 - 10 April 2003     

The enrolment was 278.    The chairman was R Curtis and the secretary was C Parker.

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

General Meeting Minutes for 2003

Scientific Committee Meeting Minutes: April 2003

Memorandum between the Scientific Committee of the BMC and the LMS

BMC BMC Schedule of future meetings

LMS-EMS meeting on BMC

Report to the LMS: September 2003

Scientific Committee Meeting Minutes: January 2004

The plenary speakers were:

Alperin, J LThe stable equivalence problem
Andrews, G Ramanujan's lost notebook, reflections after 27 years of study
Conway, J H Groups and lattices
Gowers, W T Interactions between harmonic analysis and combinatorial number theory
Harris, M The local Langlands conjecture
Singh, S Cracking the cipher challenge

The morning speakers were:

Bavula, V Maximal commutative subalgebras of simple infinite-dimensional algebras
Bridgeland, T Derived categories in algebraic geometry
Bridson, M R Curvature and decidability in geometry and group theory
Chuang, J Symmetric groups and derived categories
Csörnyei, M Absolutely continuous functions
Erdmann, K Symmetry and fractals
Gow, R New light on William Rowan Hamilton
Grojnowski, I Hilbert schemes and integrable systems
Körner, T W Besicovitch via Baire
Preiss, D Negligible sets, differentiability and a few strange remarks
Robertson, E FTait, Maxwell and knot theory
Series, C M Recent developments in hyperbolic geometry
Slaman, T On the Turing jump
Strickland, N P Elliptic cohomology
Wilkie, A J0-minimality
Willis, G A A canonical form for automorphisms of totally disconnected groups

Special lecture 
Singh, SCracking the cipher challenge

Special session: Group theory  Organiser: C Parker
Meierfrankenfeld, UGroups of local characteristic p
Segal, DSubgroups of profinite groups and uniform bounds for finite groups
Tent, KCharacterizing groups of Lie type

Special session: Analytic topology  Organiser: J Greenlees
Mill, J vanComplete Erdös space is unstable
Watson, S

Special session: Mathematics Education  Organiser: T Gardiner
Aharoni, RWhat I learnt in primary school
Laursen, K BCan the goals of mathematics teaching be phrased in competency terms?
Robson, J CCurrent activities in mathematics education in the UK