Forty nineth British Mathematical Colloquium

This was held at Royal Holloway: 14 - 17 April 1997     

The enrolment was 190.    The chairman was J W Essam and the secretary was G de Barra.

Minutes of meetings, etc. are available by clicking on a link below

General Meeting Minutes for 1997

Scientific Committee Meeting Minutes for 1997

The plenary speakers were:

Fulton, W An algebraic geometer looks at cohomology
Lions, P On compressible Euler and Navier-Stokes equations
Lubotzky, A Property tau and its applications in combinatorics, geometry and group theory

The morning speakers were:

Ball, J M Quasi-regular mappings and austenite-martensite interfaces
Blackburn, S R Linear automata, continued fractions and orthogonal polynomials
Clarke, F W Formal group laws on algebraic topology
Cooper, S B Turing definability
Davies, E B How to compute the spectrum of (some) partial differential operators and difference operators
Fenn, R A Advances in algebraic topology over the last 30 years
Langley, J KMeromorphic functions and their derivatives
Lehrer, G I Discriminant varieties, Lie groups and representation theory
Macpherson, H D Infinite Jordan permutation groups
McMullen, P Thirty years of convex polytopes
Mitchell, C J De Bruijn sequences, discrete logarithms and cryptography
Montesinos, J MGeometric structures on cone manifolds
Neumann, P M Random matrices over finite fields
Penrose, R The twistor approach to space-time geometry
Pollicott, M The asymptotic behaviour of hyperbolic flows
Power, S C Towers of finite-dimensional algebras
Roe, JTopological manifolds and their derivatives
Taylor, M J L-functions and Euler characteristics

Special session: Low dimensional topology  Organiser: R Fenn
Boileau, MOn non-zero maps between 3-manifolds
Fenn, RAdvances in algebraic topology over the last thirty years
Martesinos, J MGeometric structures on cone manifolds
Rolfsen, DBraid groups

Special session: Partial differential equations  Organiser: E B Davies
Brezis, HRecent developments on the Ginzburg Landau equation in 2D
Davies, E BHow to compute the spectrum of (some) partial differential operators and difference operators
Hempel, RThe colours of ruby and sapphire as a eigenvalue problem for Schrodinger operators
Vassiliev, DAn introduction to microlocal analysis