2012 British Mathematical Colloquium (BMC)
The 2012 British Mathematical Colloquium (BMC) took place at the Canterbury campus of the University of Kent on 16-19 April 2012. This was the first time Kent had hosted the event since 1971.
What is the BMC?
- The BMC is the annual meeting of the British Pure Mathematics community.
- It attracts participants from across the UK and around the world.
- The meetings began in 1949 and recent conferences have included those held at Leicester in 2011 and at Edinburgh in 2010.
- The BMC was last held at the University of Kent in 1971.
- A comprehensive listing of past conferences can be accessed online at http://www.gap-system.org/~history/BMC
BMC 2012 Programme
- The programme for the event (PDF, 204 KB) was last updated on 7 March (previous version 24 February). Later versions will be posted here if the schedule changes.
- Registration will be from 12:00 onwards on Monday 16 April with the formal opening at 15:45 with the opening lecture by Professor Robert Soare commencing at 16:00.
- The event will finish in the early afternoon of Thursday 19 April. The closing talk by Professor Martin Lorenz, "Prime ideals and group actions in noncommutative algebra", commences at 11:30 a.m.
- BMC 2012 will include a celebration of the centenary of the birth of Alan Turing.
- Dr Andrew Hodges, Fellow at Oxford University and author of "Alan Turing: the Enigma", will give a public lecture on the life and work of Alan Turing.
- Professor Robert Soare of the University of Chicago will give a plenary lecture on "Mathematics and the Turing Renaissance".
- There will be a workshop on Turing's Legacy in Mathematics and Computer Science. Abstracts and slides from this workshop are available via Professor Simon Thompson's web pages.
- Christine Bessenrodt (Hannover) - On the combinatorics of quasisymmetric functions
- Robert Soare (Chicago) - Mathematics and the Turing Renaissance
- Andrew Hodges (Oxford) - The Life and Work of Alan Turing
- Martin Lorenz (Temple) - Prime ideals and group actions in noncommutative algebra
- Idun Reiten (Trondheim) - Quivers in representation theory
- Christiane Tretter (Bern) - Operator theory and applications: a fruitful interplay
Download full details of the Plenary Sessions (PDF, filesize 302 KB)
- Sue Black (UCL)
- Ken Brown (Glasgow)
- Rachel Camina (Cambridge)
- Cornelia Drutu (Oxford)
- Des Evans (Cardiff)
- David Harel (Weizmann) - Computers are Not Omnipotent
- Malwina Luczak (Sheffield)
- Leonid Parnovski (UCL)
- Sarah Rees (Newcastle)
- Peter Symonds (Manchester)
- Anne Taormina (Durham)
- Joachim von Below (Littoral)
- Algebraic Transformation Groups (updated 10/4/12)
- Mathematics Education: Assessment Practices
- Mathematical Physics
- Noncommutative Geometry
- Number Theory and Algebraic Geometry
- Operator Theory
- Turing's Legacy
The 56th meeting of the Bristol Leicester Oxford Colloquium (BLOC) is a satellite activity of the BMC and this will take place on Monday 16 April from 12:00 - 15:30. Further details about BLOC.
We wish to acknowledge the support of the London Mathematical Society who have provided grant funding for BMC 2012.