LMS Regional Meeting and Model Theory, 2002

On Wednesday 27th February 2002 there will be a Regional Meeting of the London Mathematical Society. This will be followed from Thursday 28th February to Saturday 2nd March by a Conference on Model Theory. Both events take place at The School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham.


This two-stage meeting starts on the Wednesday afternoon with a regional meeting for the LMS. The programme for the afternoon is as follows.

1.30pm* Arrival and coffee Watson building, Birmingham University
2.00pm Welcome Physics Bridge, 2nd floor, Watson building
2.30pm Peter Neumann (Oxford): "Infinite Jordan Groups" Lecture Room A, Watson Building
3.40pm Tony Gardiner (Birmingham): "Why should the mathematical community care about olympiads?" Lecture Room A, Watson Building
4.40pm Tea Physics Bridge, 2nd floor, Watson building
5.15pm Angus Macintyre (Edinburgh): "Prospects for model theory" Lecture Room A, Watson Building
6.25pm Reception and prize giving for best postgraduate poster Physics Bridge, 2nd floor, Watson building
7.00pm Dinner University of Birmingham staff house

*Students displaying a poster are encouraged to arrive between 1pm and 1.30pm if possible to display it in advance of the arrival of other participants.

Poster display

Postgraduate students attending the Wednesday afternoon meeting are encouraged to display a poster in the "bridge" where coffee and tea will be served. There will be a prize of 100 pounds offered for the best poster. If you are interested in displaying a poster please contact Richard Kaye by email at R.W.Kaye@bham.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Financial Assistance

Some Financial assistance (up to around 100 pounds) is expected to be available to Postgraduate students studying in the UK and to members of the LMS to attend the Wednesday meeting. This might cover travel expenses, and accommodation for the Wednesday night if required. Priority will be given to postgraduates presenting a poster. Please contact Richard Kaye if you are interested.

Conference Dinner

Places are limited at the conference dinner on Wednesday 27th February, and will be issued on a first-come first-served basis. It is therefore essential that you book your place at dinner in advance of the meeting. The dinner is expected to cost around 20 pounds (not including drinks), and payment can be made on the day. Please contact Richard Kaye at R.W.Kaye@bham.ac.uk by noon on Friday 22nd February at the latest.

Accommodation and Car Parking

The university has limited car parking, and people attending the meeting who travel by car should go to the South Car Park (see map). This is a pay-and-display car park, so (like Birmingham University employees) you will have to pay for your car parking.

If you have requested it, I have booked university accommodation for you in Lucas house (number 67 on the map) for the Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday. The cost is about 45 pounds per person per night for B+B for a single room. Lucas house is a walkable distance from the Watson building, where the talks will take place, and there is also a university campus bus service. (Ask me for more details about this.) Lucas House is part of the Conference Park and the telephone number for Conference Park reception is (0121) 414 6232.

Model Theory and Model Theoretic Algebra

The following days (Thursday 28th Feb to Saturday 2nd of March) are devoted to a Conference on Model Theory and Model Theoretic Algebra. This part of the meeting is expected to end around 4pm to 4.30pm on Saturday 2nd March.

The speakers are:

  • Andreas Baudisch (Berlin)
  • Enrique Casanovas (Barcelona)
  • Zoe Chatzidakis (Paris)
  • Max Dickmann (Paris)
  • Byunghan Kim (MIT)
  • Salma Kuhlmann (Saskatoon, Canada)
  • Daniel Lascar (Paris)
  • Ludomir Newelski (Wroclaw, Poland)
  • Francoise Point (Mons)
  • Thomas Scanlon (Berkeley)
  • Hans Schoutens (Ohio)
  • Patrick Simonetta (Paris)
  • Charlie Steinhorn (Vassar)
  • Frank Wagner (Lyon)
  • Alex Wilkie (Oxford)
  • Carol Wood (Wesleyan)
  • Boris Zilber (Oxford)

Please follow this link for a detailed draft programme with speakers, titles and some abstracts.

How to get to Birmingham University

All events take place in the Watson building, University of Birmingham. Please see my notes and links on getting to Birmingham University for maps, links and other information and suggested routes.


This meeting is supported by the London Mathematical Society.

Richard Kaye
Email: R.W.Kaye@bham.ac.uk
Home page: http://web.mat.bham.ac.uk/R.W.Kaye/
LMS regional meeting and Models 2002: http://web.mat.bham.ac.uk/R.W.Kaye/models2002/