The Edinburgh Mathematical Society held the St Andrews Colloquium in St Andrews from 11 to 18 July 1992.
A picture of the 1992 Colloquium is available at THIS LINK and a picture of the "Colloquium singers" is available HERE.
- The Lecturers of the St Andrews Mathematical Colloquium, 1992.
The following gave a series of lectures:
(a) Professor Vaughan R Jones (Berkeley) - "Knots, von Neumann algebras and low dimensional
quantum field theory."
(b) Professor A (Sandy) M Davie (Edinburgh), - "Nonlinear dynamics, real and complex."
(c) Professor Ronald L Graham (Bell Labs) - "Aspects of randomness in combinatorics."
The following gave one-hour lectures:
(d) Professor Peter B Borwein (Dalhousie) - "From Muntz polynomials to irrationality of zeta(3)."
(e) Professor Elmer G Rees (Edinburgh) - "Critical points of functions on bundles."
(f) Professor Paul R Halmos (Santa Cruz) - "I still don't know the answers."
Seminars were organised by:
(g) Professor Jim Howie (Heriot-Watt) - algebra/combinatorics seminars.
(h) Professor Allan M Sinclair (Edinburgh) - analysis seminars.
- From the Edinburgh Mathematical Society General Council Minutes.
The following are from the General Council papers of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society from October 1992:
There were 104 enrolled 'including wives/partners (for VAT reasons) but not children'.
There were 16 algebra/combinatorics seminars organised by Jim Howie and 16 analysis seminars organised by Allan Sinclair.
The putting competition was won by Ron Graham, with Vaughan Jones in second place.