British and Irish Geometry Meeting (BI-GeM) 2018

The British and Irish Geometry Meeting will take place at the Mathematical Sciences Research Centre, School of Mathematics and Physics, Queen’s University Belfast, on 1st and 2nd of June 2018.

The conference programme (schedule, titles and abstracts) can be found below.

Invited speakers:

  • Barbara Baumeister, Universität Bielefeld (Germany), The smallest non-abelian quotient of Aut(Fn)
  • Jürgen Berndt, King’s College London (UK), Symmetries in Riemannian geometry
  • Tom Brady, Dublin City University (Ireland), Triangulating the permutahedron
  • John Burns, National University of Ireland in Galway (Ireland), Graded Lie Algebras – their representations and applications
  • Lynn Heller, Universität Hannover (Germany), Recent progress in integrable surface theory
  • Jarek Kędra, University of Aberdeen (UK), On qualitative counting of closed geodesics
  • Mary Rees, University of Liverpool (UK), An example of puzzles and parapuzzles in complex dynamics

Registration is now open: https://knock.qub.ac.uk/ecommerce/bigm/

The registration fee is £20 (for PhD students: £15), payable by credit card.

Travel to Belfast: There is helpful information on the QUB travel web page. Flying to Dublin is sometimes easier (and cheaper) than flying to Belfast. There are regular bus connections from Dublin Airport to Belfast and back (travel time around two hours; see for example Aircoach or Translink buses).

Accommodation:Participants are required to make their own arrangements.

Schedule

Abstract can be found further down the page.

Friday09:00-09:30Registration
09:30-10:30John BurnsGraded Lie Algebras - their representations and applications
10:30-10:50Coffee break
10:50-11:20Tasha MontgomeryOn the projective line associated with a Z-graded ring
11:30-12:30Barbara BaumeisterThe smallest non-abelian quotient of Aut(Fn)
12:30-15:00Conference Lunch
15:00-15:30Sungkyung KangA transverse knot invariant from Z/2-equivariant Heegaard Floer cohomology
15:40-16:10Ittay WeissA metric formalism for topology with a view to persistence theory
16:20-17:20Tom BradyTriangulating the permutahedron
17:30-18:00Danny SugrueRational G-Mackey functors for G profinite
Saturday09:00-09:30Qays ShakirContacts of Circular Arcs Representation of Certain Torus Graphs
09:40-10:40Jürgen BerndtSymmetries in Riemannian geometry
10:40-11:00Coffee break
11:00-12:00Lynn HellerRecent progress in integrable surface theory
12:00-13:30Lunch break
13:30-14:00Florian PausingerOn lattices and their shortest vectors
14:10-15:10Jarek KędraOn qualitative counting of closed geodesics
15:10-15:30Coffee break
15:30-16:30Mary ReesAn example of puzzles and parapuzzles in complex dynamics

Ttitles and abstracts (click on title to see abstract)


 

The conference is supported by the London Mathematical Society and the Irish Mathematical Society.

Conference organisers: Thomas Hüttemann and Brian McMaster.

Last updated: 2018-05-31