KNOT THEORY, ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY AND RELATED TOPICS
University of Liverpool, Wednesday 5 June 2002 (LMS Meeting)
Thursday 6 - Saturday 8 June 2002 (LMS Workshop)
Organising Committee: Hugh Morton, Peter Newstead, Peter Giblin
Note that both talks on Wednesday are intended for a general mathematical audience
3.00 LMS Business
3.15 Professor Lou Kauffman (University of Illinois at Chicago): Classifying and applying rational tangles and knots Abstract
4.45 Professor János Kollár (Princeton University): What are the simplest algebraic varieties? Abstract
6.30 for 7 Dinner at Staff House in the University of Liverpool. (The cost for those not being supported by the LMS will be about £18 excluding drinks.)
Changes will be posted from time to timeTwo 3-lecture courses suitable for postgraduate students:
Dr Stavros Garoufalidis (Warwick): The geometry of the Jones ploynomial. Abstract
Professor Andrei Tyurin (Steklov Institute): Graphs, knots and vector bundles on algebraic curves. Abstract
The following have agreed to speak at the workshop:
The London Mathematical Society will also contribute up to £50 towards the travel and accomodation expenses of LMS members attending the Wednesday meeting. This can be for people travelling alone or for example sharing a car or minibus. Applications for support of this kind should be addressed to the Meetings and Membership Secretary, LMS, de Morgan House, 57-58 Russell Square, London WC1B 4HS, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a very brief CV and, in the case of research students, a statement of support from the supervisor.
Invited speakers will be accommodated at the Adelphi Hotel (under Britannia hotels). The University's negotiated rate for Bed and Breakfast at this hotel is £48.
There are cheaper hotels too, e.g. 'Formule 1' which is about 25 minutes' walk from the University. To find the webpage, start here and follow links to the Liverpool hotel.The cost of an overnight stay is about £22.50.
From Manchester Airport a taxi costs around 30-35 pounds. There is a train service to Lime Street station from the airport, and also a coach service to Liverpool bus station from which a taxi is the best method of travelling to the University.
From Liverpool Airport there are frequent buses to the City Centre. Or a taxi will cost about 10 pounds.
From Heathrow Airport there is a 'Shuttle' to Manchester airport. (This is a relatively expensive option, since you then need to travel from Manchester Airport as above.)
Alternatively, take the underground to Euston: this will involve (i) a change of train from the Piccadilly line which goes from Heathrow to Central London to the Victoria Line (Northbound) at Victoria, or (ii) taking the Heathrow Express to Paddington followed by the Circle Line to Euston Square which is close to Euston Main Line Station. From Euston there are trains every hour (on the hour) to Liverpool Lime Street. The journey is just under 3 hours.Liverpool Lime Street station is adjacent to the Adelphi Hotel, and close to the University (a short walk up Brownlow Hill--see the Travel Directions 'Click Here' above).
The lectures will be in the Department of Mathematical Sciences building which is in Peach Street, near the centre of the city. Precinct Map. The Mathematics Building is number 39. There is a car park next to the building.
The map below shows the end of the M62 motorway approaching from the east (blue) and Queen's Drive Ring Road (curving south to south west from the end of the M62). The University is close to the city centre, on the same side as the end of the motorway.
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