Sixty eighth British Mathematical Colloquium

This was held at Bristol: 21 - 24 March 2016     

The enrolment was 270.    Organisers were L H Walling and T Dokchitser .

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

General Meeting Minutes for 2015

Scientific Committee Meeting Minutes: March 2016

Scientific Committee Meeting Minutes: September 2016

Report on the 2016 BMC

The plenary speakers were:

Sarnak, PStrong Approximation and Golden Gates
Chudnovsky, MColoring some perfect graphs
Lubotzky, ARamanujan complexes and high dimensional expanders
Adler, RThe Gaussian Kinematic Formula
Wilkinson, ARobust mechanisms for chaos
Ambrosio, LMetric and differentiable structures with Ricci lower bounds

The morning speakers were:

Sudakov, BEquiangular lines and spherical codes in Euclidean spaces
Zerbes, SElliptic curves and the conjecture of Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer
Sarig, ORecent advances in symbolic dynamics for chaotic maps
Pyber, LHow to avoid the Classification Theorem of Finite Simple Groups in Asymptotic Group Theory
Kessar, RFiniteness conjectures in modular representation theory
Wenger, SPlateau's problem, isoperimetric inequalities, and asymptotic geometry
Kowalski, EAdditive problems with primes: a partial survey
Berestycki, NThe dimer model: universality and conformal invariance.
Szegedy, BOn the graph limit approach to random regular graphs
Malchiodi, AUniformization of singular surfaces
Anantharaman, NQuantum ergodicity
Valkó, BRandom matrices, differential operators and carousels

Public lectures 
Lauter, KHow to Keep your Genome Secret
Lenstra, HProfinite number theory

Algebra session 
Nikolov, NOn the growth of torsion in homology of finite index subgroups.
De, TThe classification of structurable division algebras
Miemietz, VQuiver Schur algebras and p-adic GLĀn
Pauksztello, DWhat are discrete triangulated categories?
Lyle, SSemigroup algebras and standard bases
Bowman, CKronecker Tableaux
Malcolm, AThe involution width of a finite simple group
Pumpluen, SA class of nonassociative algebras and their applications

Analysis session 
Cavalletti, FLévy-Gromov Isoperimetric inequality for metric measure spaces
Flock, TStability of the Brascamp-Lieb Constant
Bonnaillie-Noël, VSpectral minimal partitions
Huxol, TLimiting Behaviour of the Teichmüller Harmonic Map Flow
Fässler, KCurve packing and modulus estimates
Sharp, BMinimal hypersurfaces with bounded index
Carmen, MLower bounds for fractional Riesz transforms and the Wolff energy
Le, EBesicovitch Covering Property on graded groups and applications to measure differentiation

Combinatorics session 
Zhao, YQuasirandom Cayley graphs
Pokrovksiy, ARamsey goodness of paths
Morrison, NBootstrap Percolation in the Hypercube
Long, EForbidden vector-valued intersections
Liu, HSome enumeration results in extremal combinatorics.
Letzter, SMinimising the number of triangular edges
Zhelezov, DMinimal bases for Hamming spheres and arithmetic progressions
Das, SErdős-Rothschild for intersecting families

Ergodic theory session 
Terhesiu, DNon trivial limit distributions for systems with holes
Björklund, MNon-commutative quasicrystals in commutative spaces
Koivusalo, HCut and project sets and Diophantine approximation
Lindsey, KHorocycle flow orbits of translation surfaces
Lima, YOn Chaotic three dimensional flows
Dougall, RCritical exponents and regular covering manifolds
Varjú, PBernoulli convolutions

Number theory session 
Siksek, SSums of seven cubes
Lee, MEffective equidistribution of primitive rational points on expanding horospheres
Le, PHeight of rational points on elliptic curves in families
Harper, AThe variance of sequences in arithmetic progressions
Cremona, JBlack Box Galois Representations
Vishe, PHasse principle for higher degree hypersurfaces
Roditty-Gershon, EArithmetic Statistics in Function Fields
Jones, JThe first PSL(2,7) number field, and more

Probability session 
Gozlan, NGeneralized transport costs and applications to concentration of measure
Doucet, AThe correlated pseudo-marginal method
Jarai, AInequalities for critical exponents in d-dimensional sandpiles
Kosloff, ZConservative Anosov diffeomorphisms of the two torus without an absolut(y continuous invariant measure
Georgakopoulos, AGroup-walk random graphs
Gloria, AThe structure of fluctuations in stochastic homogenization
Warren, JThe break-up of clusters of particles carried in a turbulent flow
Gubinelli, MWeak universality of the stationary Kadar-Parisi-Zhang equation