# British Mathematical Colloquium

This was held at Kent: Kent 2012.

The enrolment was 148.

Organisers were P Fleischmann

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

#### The plenary speakers were:

Bessenrodt, C | On the combinatorics of quasisymmetric functions |

Lorenz, M | Prime ideals and group actions in noncomutative algebra |

Reiten, I | Quivers in representation theory |

Soare, R | Mathematics and the Turing Renaissance |

Tretter, C | Operator theory and applications: a fruitful interplay |

#### The morning speakers were:

Black, S | Computer says Yes! |

Brown, K | How smooth is a noncommutative group? |

Camina, R | The Nottingham group -- an introduction and a survey of recent results |

Drutu, C | On limit spaces and actions of groups |

Evans, D | A spectral analysis of compact linear operators in Banach space |

Harel, D | Computers are not omnipotent |

Luczak, M | Markov chain models of complex systems |

Parnovski, L | Multidimensional periodic and almost-periodic spectral problems: Bethe-Sommerfeld Conjecture and integrated density of states |

Rees, S | The word problem and normal forms in Artin groups |

Symonds, P | Group actions on polynomial rings |

Taorima, A | K3 elliptic genus: a glimpse of new Moonshine |

von Below, J | Can one hear the shape of a graph? |

#### Public lecture

Hodges, A | The Life and Work of Alan Turing. |

#### Workshop: Algebraic Transformation Groups (organisers P Fleischmann and RJ Shank)

Baland, S | Modules of constant Jordan type for elementary abelian p-groups |

Braun, A | The Gorenstein property and modular invariants |

Dufresne, E | The separating variety for representations of the additive group |

Elmer, J | Separating invariants and localisation |

Ferreira, J | The Invariant Fields of the Sylow p-subgroups of Finite Classical Groups |

Gill, C | Tensor products of Young modules and p-multiples of partitions |

Kohls, M | The Dihedral groups in characteristic 2: Invariants Coinvariants and Groebner Bases |

Sezer, M | On modular invariants of the Klein-four group |

Stancu, R | Fusion systems for profinite groups. |

#### Workshop: Mathematics Education : Assessment Practices (organisers P Iannone</b> A Simpson and O Radu)

Chadwick, E | Evaluating assessment practices in a Business and Industrial Mathematics module |

Garret, S | Towards an efficient approach for examining employabilty skills |

Graham, D | Audience Response devices for formative and summative assessment |

Hernandez-Martinez, P | Mathematics Lecturers' Practice and Perception of Computer-Aided Assessment |

Hetherington, T | Assessing proofs in pure mathematics |

Iannone, P | The mini case studies: examples of assessment practices |

Jones, I | Summative peer assessment of undergraduate calculus using Adaptive Comparative Judgement |

Radu, O | The survey of assessment practices |

Radu, O | The literature review on assessment |

Simpson, A | Performance Assessment in Mathematics -- Preliminary Empirical Research |

#### Workshop: Mathematical Physics (organisers C Dunning and A Hone)

England, M | Building Abelian functions with generalised Hirota operators |

Kemp, G | Geometric quanitzation Dirac monopoles and coadjoint orbits |

Lombardo, S | The unexpected simplicity of Automorphic Lie Algebras |

Speight, M | Solitons on tori and soliton crystals |

Taormina, A | K3 elliptic genus: glimpse of a new Moonshine |

Tateo, R | Bethe Ansatz and nonlinear wave equations |

Veselov, A | Universality in Lie algebras and Chern-Simons theory |

Viti, J | Universal properties of two-dimensional percolation |

Young, C | Quantum Affine Algebras and Extended T-systems |

#### Workshop: Noncommutative Geometry (organiser S Launois)

Iyudu, N | The Anick conjecture on the minimal Hilbert series of quadratic algebras |

Kraehmer, U | Batalin-Vilkovisky Structures on Ext and Tor |

Lopez, J | Noncommutative geometry of fiinite groups |

McGerty, K | Quantum Hamiltonian reduction and Derived Equivalences |

O'Buachalla, R | Quantum Groups and Noncommutative Kahler Geometry |

Sierra, S | Graded maximal orders in a generic Sklyanin algebra |

Spencer, C | Harish-Chandra bimodules of some rational Cherednik algebras at regular parameter values |

Wadsley, S | Non-commutative rigid analytic spaces |

#### Workshop: Number Theory & Algebraic Geometry (organisers G Brown and S Siksek)

Elkin, A | Computing de Rham comohology of p-covers of the projective line in characteristic p |

Farwa, S | Exact holomorphic differentials in characteristics 2 and 3 |

Fisher, T | Visibility of Tate-Shafarevich groups in abelian threefolds |

Kasprzyk, A | Hunting for Fano varieties via extremal Laurent polynomials |

Newton, R | The Artin-Wedderburn Theorem and local Tate duality |

Testa, D | The surface of cuboids and Siegel modular threefolds |

#### Workshop: Operator Theory (organisers B Lemmens and I Wood)

Batty, C | Quasi-hyperbolic operators and semigroups |

Bolte, J | Many-particle quantum graphs |

Brown, M | A uniqueness result for one-dimensional inverse scattering |

Eveson, S | Some unexpected rank 1 asymptotics |

Langer, M | Triple variational principles for self-adjoint operator functions |

Marletta, M | Approximating the spectra of self-adjoint and dissipative operators |

Rule, D | An end-point result for bilinear Fourier integral operators |

Winn, B | Quantum ergodicity for expander graphs with large girth |

#### Workshop: Turing's legacy in Mathematics and Computer Science

Chu, D | The biological cell as a stochastic computer |

Cockshott, P | How physics constrains real value calculation |

Hogarth, M | The Church-Turing Thesis is a pseudo-proposition |

Michaelson, G | The limits to computation |

Montanaro, A | The Church-Turing thesis in a quantum world |

Richards, B | Turing's Legacy and AI: Two perspectives |

Stannett, M | Computing via Physical Theories |