Young Mathematicians Colloquium

University of Birmingham, 20th April 2016

Conference Photo
2016 BYMC Participants.
The website for the 2015 BYMC can be found here.

The aim of this Colloquium is to consolidate the network among young researchers and postgraduate students from all across the country, specially in the branches of Mathematics studied in our School - Algebra, Analysis, Combinatorics, Applied Mathematics and Optimisation. The event will be divided in two parallel sessions (Pure and Applied Maths) each of them with plenary talks in the morning and short (20 minute slots) postgraduate talks in the afternoon.

Call for abstracts

Postgraduate students are encouraged to submit an abstract for a short talk. Funding is available for students of the universities in the MAGIC network, see below.


It is a pleasure to have the following as invited speakers:

Pure Maths
Applied Maths

The list of participants is also available.


Time Pure Maths Applied Maths
10.00 - 11.00 Katherine Staden
The Erdős-Rotschild problem on edge-colourings
Paul Roberts
Mathematical Models of Retinal Degeneration
11.00 - 12.00 Ben Fairbairn
Some thoughts on living and working inside the M25
Tom Shearer
Microstuctural models of ligament and tendon elasticity and viscoelasticity
12.00 - 1.30 LUNCH LUNCH
1.30 - 2.30 Kevin Hughes
Discrete spherical maximal functions: A duet by the Calderon transference principle and the Hasse principle
Marie MacCaig
Tropical algebra: Optimisation, tropical polytopes and integer points
Conference dinner in the evening (7pm). Subsidised in part by MAGIC funding for MAGIC students.
The list of abstracts is now available!

Local information

The colloquium will take place at the University of Birmingham, which is located about 2 miles from Birmingham city centre. The University is most easily reached via its own train station which is a short ride from Birmingham's main New Street station. Full campus maps and directions to the university can be found here. The School of Mathematics is based in Watson Building (R15 on the map).

All the talks will take place in Lecture Theatre A and Lecture Theatre C on the ground floor of Watson Building.

Participants are invited to make their own accommodation arrangements if they require it. Below, we list a few possible alternatives.

  • Lucas House, University run accommodation (10 minute walk from the Uni)
  • Renwick House, Inexpensive hostel like accommodation (10 minute walk from the Uni)
  • Ibis Budget Birmingham Centre, Inexpensive hotel option (45 minute walk from the Uni; bus service also available, number 61 or 63)
  • Alternatively please find suitable accommodation via a service such as


Registrations are now unfortunately closed!

Contact Us


Organising Committee:
Gemma Cupples,
Ryan Davies,
Raul Moragues,
Chloe Spalding,
Alex Tisbury.


We would like to express our thanks for the support we are receiving from the School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham, and the MAGIC group.