British Mathematical Colloquium

This was held at York: York 2008.

Organisers were C Wood

The plenary speakers were:

Joseph, T Quantum groups: introducing q into Lie theory.
Montgomery, H L Forty years ago in Cambridge
Smirnov, S Conformal invariance of lattice models.
Venkatesh, A Dynamics and the geometry of numbers.

The morning speakers were:

Cox, A Diagram algebras and Lie theory.
Cremona, J Reduction of binary forms over imaginary quadratic fields.
Dorey, P Spectral problems and the Bethe Ansatz.
Goodwin, S Highest weight theory for finite W -algebras.
Hurley, T C Algebras and communications.
Sherratt. J Periodic travelling waves in field vole populations.
Smith, I Hunting Lagrangian submanifolds.
Snaith, N Recent applications of random matrix theory to number theory.
Tribe, R Some stochastic reaction diffusion models
Vivaldi, F The dynamics of piecewise isometries.
Weiss, M Mumford conjecture, Pontryagin-Thom construction and sheaf theoretic methods.
Wright, J Discrete analogues in harmonic analysis.

Other lectures

Budd, C Confessions of an industrial mathematician
Robertson, E F The Edinburgh Mathematical Society: the first 50 years (1883 - 1933)

Special session: Differential Geometry and Geometric Analysis, Organisers: C Wood, and J Wood

Bugeaud, Y On the decimal expansion of an algebraic number
Conrey, B 42
Wooley, T Waring's problem in function fields.

Special session: Number Theory, Organisers: J Levesley, and G Harman

Hélein, F Covariant Hamiltonian description of relativistic fields and the construction of observable quantities
Karigiannis, S G<sub>2</sub> manifolds with isolated conical singularities.
Micallef, M Harmonic maps between complete, noncompact negatively curved manifolds.

Special session: Stochastic PDEs and Stochastic Analysis, Organisers: Z Brzezniak, and D Elworthy

Romito, M Some recent results concerning the 3D Navier-Stokes equations driven by a random force.
Thalmeier, A Brownian motion of Jordan curves and stochastic calculus on the diffeomorphism group of the circle
Truman, A On the Divine Clockwork and stochastic mechanics.