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Mathematics Colloquium

Summer Term 2008-09

Organiser: Volker Betz (V dot M dot Betz at warwick dot ac dot uk) and Brian Bowditch (bowditch_email.jpg)

Additional colloquia, titles and abstracts will be added as details become available. ((PDF Document) pdf of poster)

Colloquia take place on Friday afternoons at 4.00pm, Lecture Room B3.02 in the Mathematics Institute, Zeeman Building. They are directed towards a general mathematical audience. In particular, one the functions of these Colloquia is to inform non-specialists and graduate students about recent trends, ideas and results in some area of mathematics, or a closely related field.

  • Friday 24 April 2009 Saul Schleimer (Warwick)
    The universal Cannon-Thurston map
  • Friday 1 May 2009 Michel Boileau (Toulouse)
    Dehn fillings and geometric stuctures on 3-manifolds
  • Friday 8 May 2009 Dieter Kotschick (LMU Munich)
    Characteristic numbers of algebraic varieties
  • Friday 15 May 2009 Jonathan Brundan (Oregon)
    Khomanov's diagram algebra and the general linear subgroup
  • Friday 22 May 2009 Detlef Dürr (LMU Munich)
    From ontology to noncommutativity: Boltzmann Born and Bohm
  • Friday 29 May 2009 Vassili Gelfreich (Warwick)
    Fermi acceleration
  • Friday 5 June 2009 Ben Leimkuhler (Edinburgh) (in Lecture Room MS.05)
    Controlling molecular dynamics
  • Friday 19 June 2009 Camillo De Lellis (Zürich) (in Lecture Room MS.01)
    Minimal currents in codimension larger than one


Spring Term 2008-09



Autumn Term 2008-09


Tea is served in the Common Room in the Mathematics Institute from 3.00-4.00pm. The Colloquium will be followed by an informal reception (drinks and snacks) designed to give people the opportunity to have more contact with the speaker.