Logo of the School of Mathematics Birmingham 2009:
A Mathematical Miscellany

1st June 2009
University of Birmingham

Organisers: Andy Barwell , Phillip Keen and Andrew Treglown


This one day general interest meeting in mathematics is open to postgraduates, undergraduates and staff from the University of Birmingham as well as from other institutions.

The idea of the meeting is that all the talks should be accessible for people with a mathematical background. Some of the talks may also be of interest to those studying or researching in other disciplines. Participants are welcome to come to as many or as few of the talks as they wish.

All the lectures will take place in Lecture Room A of the Watson building. A campus map can be found here and travel information here.

Although there is no formal registration for the meeting, we would be grateful if those wishing to attend for the whole day inform us by 24th May. In particular, we would like to know those planning on coming to the lunch at the meeting. Please contact Andrew Treglown.

If you would like to help advertise the meeting please put up a poster.


David Acheson (Oxford)
Beyond 1089 and All That (abstract)

Alan Beardon (Cambridge)
The Farey mean, continued fractions and hyperbolic geometry (abstract)

Jonathan Bennett (Birmingham)
Heat-flow monotonicity phenomena in euclidean analysis (abstract)

Ben Chad (Oxford)
Two-point sets and the Axiom of Choice (abstract)

Aaron Sloman (Birmingham)
Why (and how) did biological evolution produce mathematicians? (abstract)


10:00 Tea and Coffee (Maths Learning Centre)

10:30 Aaron Sloman (LRA)

11:30 David Acheson (LRA)

12:30 Lunch (Maths Learning Centre)

13:30 Alan Beardon (LRA)

14:30 Jonathan Bennett (LRA)

15:30 Tea and Coffee (Maths Learning Centre)

16:00 Ben Chad (LRA)

Travel information:

For information about getting to the meeting click here.

Further Information:

Further information is available from:

Andrew Treglown, School of Mathematics, The Watson Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT.

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