# British Mathematical Colloquium

This was held at Warwick (Joint with BAMC): Warwick (Joint with BAMC) 2002.

Organisers were A Newall

The partner for this BMC was BAMC

### Minutes of meetings, etc. are available at the links below

#### The plenary speakers were:

Birman, J | Recognising the unknot |

Chapman, J | Subcritical transition in channel flows |

Daubechies, I | Wavelets and their applications |

Diaconis, P | The search for randomness |

Green, J A | The history of representation theory |

Karp, R | Mathematical and algorithmic challenges from molecular life sciences |

Mumford, D | Some surprises when mathematics meets vision |

Papanicolaou, G | Array imaging, time reversal and communication in random media |

Sarnack, P | Eigenfunctions on arithmetic surfaces |

Trefethen, N | Wave packet pseudomodes of matrices and differential operators |

Zakharov, V | Theory of weak turbulence and its numeric and experimental confirmation |

#### The morning speakers were:

Ball, K | Entropy jumps in the presence of a spectral gap |

Chatters, A W | Semi-prime Noetherian rings of injective dimension one |

Chatters, A | Semi-prime Noetherian rings of injective dimension one |

Cohn, P M | Non-commutative localization |

Crawley-Boevey, W | Representations of algebras, vector bundles with parabolic structure and monodromy |

Curtis, R T | Using monomial modular representations to construct pre-images of sporadic groups |

Dales, H G | The amenability of measure algebras |

de Jeu, R | K-theory, regulators and L-functions for curves over number fields |

Dickinson, D | Diophantine approximation on manifolds |

Dietmar, A | Lefschetz formulae, trace formulae and zeta functions |

Gray, J J | F S Macaulay - an English schoolmaster and abstract algebra |

Halbeisen, L | Making doughnuts of Cohen reals |

Kazarian, M | Multisingularities and cobordisms |

Marklov, J | Values of quadratic forms at lattice points |

Stedall, J | Conspiring with the gods: the mathematics of William Brouncker (c. 1620 - 1684) |

Tillmann, U | The topology of surface bundles |

Veselov, A | Deformed root systems and quantum integrability |

Zelevinsky, A | Cluster alggebras: foundations and finite type clasification |

#### Special session: Braids and low-dimensional topology

Crisp, J | Cube complexes and the conjugacy problem for graph braid groups |

Dehornoy, P | From set theory to braids via self-distributive algebra |

Krammer, D | Mapping class group actions on ordered sets |

Teichner, P | Graph cobordism of classical knots |

#### Special session: Quantum phenomema, Organisers: G Friesecke and L Mason

Dowker, F | The deep quantum structure of spacetime |

Josza, R | Quantum computation - some theoretical challenges |

Parnovski, L | Bethe-Sommerfeld conjecture and periodic differential operators |

#### Special session: Random matrices operators and polynomials, Organiser: Y Fyodorov

Davies, E B | Spectral properties of random non-self-adjoint matrices and operators |

Hambly, B | The characteristic polynomials of random permutation matrices |

Khoruzhenko, B | Regularity in the complex spectra of random circulat Jacobi matrices |