12th meeting of the

North British Mathematical Physics Seminar

The twelfth meeting of the North British Mathematical Physics Seminar took place on Tuesday 28th June 2005 at the University of York, with talks in G/020, Department of Mathematics, Goodricke College, and coffee upstairs in G/112 (next to the Maths department coffee room).

These people particpated.


1100-1145  Coffee

1145-1245  Larry Ford (Tufts, visiting York)
                    The frequency spectra and probability distributions of quantum fluctuations

1245-1400  Lunch

1400-1500  Patrick Jacob (Durham)
                    Conformal field theory and combinatorics

1500-1600  Michele Cirafici (Heriot-Watt)
                    2D Yang-Mills, topological strings and large-N transitions
1600-1630  Tea

1630-1700  Simon Philip (Edinburgh)
                    Homogeneity, supersymmetry and plane-wave limits

Gina Titchener (Durham)
                    Smooth non-supersymmetric geometries as black hole microstates
          1745  Close

Practical Information
Maps of York showing the location of the university campus can be obtained hereand here. Mathematics is in Goodricke College, building 24 on the campus map. Here is the map of car parks on campus. The taxi fare from the railway station is around £6. Buses are supposed to be every 15 minutes, but can be rather random -- sometimes one has to wait half-an-hour. The station is on the north-west side of York while the campus is about a mile and a half south-east of the city centre: the walk takes about 35 minutes.

National Rail Enquiries

Tea, coffee, biscuits and doughnuts were provided free of charge.
Lunch was at the Kasbah restaurant, Wentworth College (paying individually).

Limited funds are available to help with travel expenses of those with no other source of funding, especially postgraduate students and postdocs. Please book early to take advantage of the cheaper advance-purchase train fares.

Local organisers:
Niall MacKay   and   Gustav Delius