Inaugural Meeting of the North British Mathematical Physics Seminar

The Edinburgh Mathematical Physics Group is proud to host the inaugural meeting of the North British Mathematical Physics Seminar, to be held on 2 March 2002 at the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Edinburgh.

For a printable programme click on one of the following links: PostScript or PDF.

Scientific Programme

Sir Michael ATIYAH (Edinburgh)
Some 7-manifolds in M-theory
Bernard KAY (York)
Low energy quantum gravity
Douglas SMITH (Durham)
Intersecting branes
Richard THOMAS (Imperial)
Stability, and special lagrangians from lagrangians

Practical Information

Travel information to get to the ICMS can be obtained here . The ICMS is located in the Edinburgh New Town and it is a pleasant 15-20 minute walk from Waverley station. The following map shows both Waverley station (near the lower right hand corner) and the ICMS (in the red circle).

Train information can be obtained from Railtrack.
Those coming from York have an 08:33 train arriving at 11:07 or an 09:06 train arriving at 11:32. These same trains call at Durham at 09:19 and 09:39, respectively.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided free of charge. There will be a sandwich lunch for which participants will be charged.

Limited funds are available to help with travel expenses of participants with no other source of funding. We hope that this will encourage postgraduate students and postdocs to attend the meeting. Please email José Figueroa-O'Farrill in advance if you would like to apply for support. And please book early to take advantage of the cheaper train fares.


The meeting took place as planned. We would like to thank the speakers and the participants for making it a success. Very special thanks go to Tracey Dart who came in on a Saturday to help with the organisation: brought the lunch, prepared it, and in general made the organisers' job completely painless.

Last modified: Apr 16 2004 at 20:33 BST