Fifty sixth British Mathematical Colloquium

This was held at Belfast (Joint with IMS): 5 - 8 April 2004      The partner for this BMC was the IMS

The enrolment was 232.    The chairman was M Mathieu and the secretary was D H Armitage.

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

General Meeting Minutes for 2004

Scientific Committee meeting: April 2004

Conclusions of BAMC-BMC meeting: September 2004

Scientific Committee minutes: September 2004

Memorandum between the Scientific Committee of the BMC and the LMS

Constitution of the BMC

The plenary speakers were:

Kechris, A Fraisse limits, Ramsey theory and topological dynamics of automorphism groups
Patterson, S JSquaring circles and circling squares: Gauss's Circle Problem
Pisier, G Factorization of completely bounded maps on "exact" C*-algebras and operator spaces
Procesi, C The role of the Cayley-Hamilton identity in representation theory
Zelmanov, E On large pro-p groups
Ziegler, G On the combinatorics of the 3-sphere

The morning speakers were:

Buckley, SGromov hyperbolicity for analysts
Carne, T K How an analytic functio changes the length of a radius
Carroll, T Harmonic measure in parabola-shaped regions in Rn
Dineen, S Banach-valued spectra
Ellis, G Polytopes and the cohomology of groups
Huggett, S Tutte polynomials of links, graphs and matroids
Marsh, R Cluster algebras and tilting theory
Merkulov, S Infinity constructions of local geometries
Pfeiffer, G Subgroups and cosets in infinite Coxeter groups
Pott, S Admisaability of observation operators and vector BMO functions
Rees, S M Dynamics and automatic structure of groups
Wood, A The influence of G C Stokes on the modern asymptotic theory of differential equations

Special session: Non-commutative functional analysis  Organisers: R Archbold and M Mathieu
Junge, MEmbedding of the operator space OH and related results
Neufang, MQuantisation in abstract harmonic analysis
Rordam, MPurely infinite C*-algebras

Special session: Combinatorics  Organisers: J Siemons and L Helbeisen
Brightwell, G RThe number of linear extensions of a partially ordered set
Riordan, OScale-free random graphs
Scott, AIndependent sets, lattice gases and the Lovasz local lemma