Irish Mathematical Society
Cumann Matamaitice na hÉireann

16th September Meeting

The annual September meeting of the Irish Mathematical Society was held at NUI, Galway on the 4th and 5th of September.


All of the talks took place in the McMunn lecture theatre.

Thursday 4th September

Session 1

10:00 Registation outside the McMunn theatre
10:30-11:00 Opening remarks by the President of NUI, Galway 
and the president of the IMS

11:00-11:35 Aisling McCluskey (NUIG) "Natural Order Amongst the Subspaces of R"
11:45-12:20 Alan Hegarty (UL) "Towards a common framework for Mathematics degrees in Europe"


Session 2

2:00-3:00  Jim Howie (Heriot-Watt University) "A group-theoretic conjecture and surgery on knots"
3:00-3:20 Break
3:20-3:55 Pádraic Kirwan (WIT) "Mathematical Modelling of Chemical Diffusion"
4:05-4:40 Niamh O'Sulliavn (DCU) "Idempotent Transformations on Groups"

The IMS Committee met from 4:50-6:00


Friday 5th September

Session 3

9:30-10:05 Ken Houston (UUJ) "Supporting Good practice in Assessment in Maths, Stats and OR"
10:15-11:15 Andreas Defant (University of Oldenburg) "Unconditionality in spaces of m-homogeneous polynomials"
11:15-11:45 Break
11:45-12:20 Thomas Unger (UCD) "Hasse  Principle for Similarity of Hermitian Forms"
12:30-1:05 Martin Mathieu (QUB) "Spectral Isometries"

Lunch. The Annual General Meeting of the IMS was held at this time also.

Session 4

2:30-3:30 Michael Berry (University of Bristol) "Making Light of Mathematics" 
3:30-4:05 Werner Nahm (DIAS) "Vanishing theorems on Vector Bundles"
4:15-4:50 Michael Tuite (NUI Galway) "Some Combinatorial and Modular Aspects of Genus Two Conformal Field Theory"


The organisers were:

Martin Meere
Department of Mathematical Physics,
NUI, Galway.
phone: 091-524411 ext. 3087

Jim Cruickshank,
Department of Mathematics,
NUI, Galway.
phone: 091-524411 ext. 3965

Department of Mathematics,
National University of Ireland, Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland.
Phone: +353 (0)91 750442 (direct line) , +353 (0)91 524411 x2332 (via switchboard)
Fax No.: +353 (0)91 750542, E-mail:
Copyright © 2003 National University of Ireland, Galway