Irish Mathematical Society
Cumann Matamaitice na hÉireann

The 12th September meeting of the Irish Mathematical Society was held in Trinity College Dublin Thursday and Friday, September 2&3, 1999.
The programme included a series of six talks on a number of key figures of Mathematics in Ireland during the 20th century, as follows.
Speaker  Topic 
D. H. Armitage (QUB)  E. T. Whittaker (18731956) 
P. Barry (UCC)  P. B. Kennedy (19291967) 
J. T. Lewis (DIAS)  J. L. Synge (18971995) 
L. Ó Raifeartaigh (DIAS)  C. Ryan (19341973) 
E. Ortiz (Imperial College London)  C. Lanczos (18931974) 
T. T. West (TCD)  A. J. McConnell (19031993) 
The more scientific part of the programme was as follows.
Speaker  Topic 
R. J. Archbold (Aberdeen)  Extensions of pure states: variants of the KadisonSinger problem 
J. H. Davenport (Bath)  Algebraic geometry goes constructive 
S. Dineen (UCD)  Complex analysis on infinite dimensional spaces 
G. J. Murphy (UCC)  Quantum groups 
G. Pfeiffer (NUIG)  Computations with Coxeter groups 
Programme  
All talks in the Maxwell Theatre, Hamilton Building, TCD.  
Thursday September 2nd, 1999  
10.45    11.15  Registration  
11.15    12.05  S. Dineen (UCD)  Complex analysis on infinite dimensional spaces  
12.15    12.45  D. H. Armitage (QUB)  E. T. Whittaker (18731956)  
Lunchbreak  
14.00    14.25  T. T. West (TCD)  A. J. McConnell (19031993)  
14.30    14.55  P. Barry (UCC)  P. B. Kennedy (19291967)  
15.00    15.25  L. Ó Raifeartaigh (DIAS)  C. Ryan (19351973)  
Teabreak  
16.00    16.45  E. Ortiz (Imperial College)  C. Lanczos (18931974)  
16.50    17.15  J. T. Lewis (DIAS)  J. L. Synge (18971995)  
19.30  Dinner at the Caravaggio restaurant, Alexander Hotel  
Friday September 3rd, 1999  
10.00    10.50  G. J. Murphy (UCC)  Quantum groups  
Coffeebreak  
11.15    12.05  R. J. Archbold (Aberdeen)  Extensions of pure states: variants of the KadisonSinger problem  
12.10    13.00  Ordinary meeting of the Irish Mathematical Society  
Lunchbreak  
14.30    15.20  G. Pfeiffer (NUIG)  Computations with Coxeter groups  
Teabreak  
15.45    16.35  J. H. Davenport (Bath)  Algebraic geometry goes constructive 
Page written by Richard Timoney, richardt@maths.tcd.ie.
Last updated September 6th, 1999.
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