Fifty seventh British Mathematical Colloquium

This was held at Liverpool (Joint with BAMC): 4 - 7 April 2005      The partner for this BMC was the BAMC

The enrolment was 520.    The chairman was P Giblin and the secretary was H R Morton.

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

General Meeting Minutes for 2005

Scientific Committee Meeting: April 2005

Report on "Mathematics 2005"

BMC-BAMC joint meeting on 20 September 2005

Scientific Committee meeting: 21 September 2005

The plenary speakers were:

Ball, J MOpen problems in the calculus of variations and elasticity
Berry, M V Physics of nonhermitian degeneracies
Elkies, N Recent progress in sphere packing
Fantechi, B Stacky techniques in enumerative geometry
Friedman, A Bifurcation from stability to instability in free boundary problems
Khovanskii, A The solvability and unsolvability of equations in finite terms
Maz'ya, V Unsolved mysteries of solutions to PDEs near the boundary
McDuff, D Remarks on groups of symplectomorphisms
Milton, GComposite materials: an old field of study full of new surprises
Toland, J FStanding waves
Werner, JMathematical aspects of the scaling limit of 2-d critical systems

The morning speakers were:

Davis, M H A Complete market models for option trading with stochastic volatility
Etheridge, A M Some mathematical challenges from population genetics
Gordon, I Symplectic reflection algebras
Heath-Brown, R Counting rational points on algebraic varieties
Lackenby, M The geometry anf topology of finite Cayley grphs
Luzzato, S Rigorous numerical and probabilistic methods in dynamical systems
Mond, D Free divisors and how they multiply
Robson, E Mathematics and society in ancient Iraq
Schroer, J From preprojective algebras to Lie algebras
Thomas, R Counting curves - a survey of MNOP theory
Wood, J C Harmonic morphisms
Wulff, C Stability of Poisson equilibria

Special session: Algebraic and arithmetic geometry  Organisers: E V Flynn and P Newstead
Bruin, NExhibiting elements of Tate-Shafarevich groups of Abelian varieties
Peternell, TPseudo-effective line bundles and the canonical bundle
Verra, AUnirationality problems for algebraic varieties and moduli spaces

Special session: Differential Equations  Organiser: E Shargorodsky
Chilton, DThe spectral representaion of two-point BVPs for arbitrary order linear evolution PDEs
Dodds, NSpectral properties of non-local operators
Hydon, PSymmetries of initial-value problems
Kamotski, V2D Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities