Seventeenth Meeting of the North British Mathematical Physics Seminar

The 17th meeting of the North British Mathematical Physics Seminar will be held on Wednesday 21 March 2007 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

Joan Simón (University of Edinburgh)
Coarse-graining and gravitational thermodynamics
Paul Sutcliffe (University of Durham)
Knots in the Skyrme-Faddeev model
Martin Weigel (Heriot-Watt University)
Nature of the zero-temperature phase of the planar spin glass in two dimensions
Bill Hall (University of York)
Quantum computation using measurement and entanglement
Alessandro Valentino (Heriot-Watt)
Differential cohomology and Gauge theories

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.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided free of charge; a sandwich lunch will be available at a cost of 5 pounds.

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 Bernd Schroers in advance if you would like to apply for support. Please book early to take advantage of the cheaper train fares.

Postscript: The meeting took place successfully on 21 March 2007. Click here to view a list of people who took part.

Last modified: March 22 2007 at 9:38 GMT