# EMS 1992 Colloquium

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.

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.