# British Mathematical Colloquium

This was held at Galway: Galway 2009.

The enrolment was 206.

Organisers were T Hurley

The partner for this BMC was IMS

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

#### The plenary speakers were:

Eisenbud, E | Plato's Cave: What we still don't know about linear projections in Algebraic Geometry |

Graham, R | The combinatorics of solving linear equations |

Green, B | Approximate structure in additive combinatorics |

Grigorchuk, R | Hanoi Tower game and self-similar groups |

Kirwan, F | Quotients of algebraic varieties by group actions |

#### The morning speakers were:

Berndt, J | Foliations and cohomogeneity one actions |

Carbery, T | Tube-nullity and Fourier Analysis: results and open problems |

Kilian, M | Flows of constant mean curvature surfaces |

Leary, I | An infinite Smith group |

Mathieu, M | On some non-commutative Banach-Stone theorems |

O'Brien, É | Towards effective algorithms for linear groups |

Olsen, L | Multifractals, Baire category and prevalence |

Osinga, H | The Lorenz manifold: from mathematics to steel |

Twarock, R | Applications of Group Theory in Virology: Affine extensions of noncrystallographic groups predicting virus architecture |

Welsh, D | The Random Planar Graph |

#### Other lectures

Gow, R | From George Salmon and 27 lines to octonions, E_6 and beyond |

Körner, T | Mathematics and Smallpox |

Laffey, T | The Nonnegative Inverse Eigenvalue Problem |

#### Special session: Analysis

Csörnyei, M | Differentiability of Lipschitz functions and other problems in geometric measure theory |

Gardiner, S | Harmonic functions outside a cylinder |

Haydon, R | On the scalar-plus-compact problem |

Todorov, I | Stable isomorphism of dual operator spaces |

#### Special session: Computational Algebra

Cohen, A | Constructions of curves with given groups of automorphisms |

Eick, B | Isomorphism testing for algebras (Lie or associative) |

Flannery, D | On deciding finiteness of matrix groups |

Galbraith, S | Elliptic curves and public key cryptography |

McGuire, G | Some computational algebra in cryptography |

Malle, G | Computing in Hecke algebras |

#### Special session: Mathematical Education

Bass, H | Mathematics Education research: What's in it for the Mathematicians? |

Cleary, J | Mathematical Literacy and Self-efficacy of First Year Third Level Students |

MacanBhaird, C | The Impact of Mathematics Support on Students' Grades and their Attitudes towards Mathematics |

Mestel, B | Teaching mathematics with online tutorials |

Pfeiffer, K | How Do First Year Mathematics Students Validate Mathematical Arguments? |