British Early Career Mathematicians' Colloquium

14th - 15th July 2020 (virtual colloquium)

Conference PhotoParticipants at BECMC 2020 (virtual colloquium).

The British Early Career Mathematicians' Colloquium aims to consolidate the network among early career researchers and postgraduate students from across the country, particulary those studying branches of mathematics prominent at our univeristy - algebra, analysis, combinatorics, applied mathematics and optimisation. This two-day virtual event was divided into two parallel sessions (pure mathematics and applied mathematics/optimisation), each with plenary speakers as well as contributed postgraduate talks.

The colloquium was initially due to run from the 1st - 2nd April 2020 at the University of Birmingham but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope that running the conference virtually provided a good way of engaging with mathematics and other early career researchers during a time where this was more difficult. We organised virtual networking sessions alongside talks in the hope of helping facilitate this.

The websites for previous BECMC (formerly BYMC) meetings can be viewed here - (2015), (2016), (2018), (2019).


The conference has already taken place. We hope to see you next year!

Book of abstracts

You may download the book of abstracts here.


It was our pleasure to have the following as invited speakers:

Pure Maths
Applied Maths
The full programme can be downloaded here. You may watch talk recordings o n our canvas page here.


The committee recognises that the standard of access at academic conferences across the UK is largely unacceptable. Our team worked to improve this within our capabilities for the 2020 colloquium, and will continue to do so for all future events. Please do get in touch with our access consultant Olivia Renshaw with any concerns, queries or recommendations in relation to accessibility.

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Organising Committee:
Amarja Kathapurkar
Euan Smithers
Cara Neal
Joseph Hyde
Alexander Brune
Constantin Bilz
Matthew Clowe


BECMC 2020 would not be possible without the support of the MAGIC network and the School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham.