Yorkshire Durham Geometry Days



The Programme

11.00  Coffee/Tea

           Topos, Mathematics Department, James College

12.00  Norman Zergänge (Warwick/Hanover)

Compactness of Riemannian 4-manifolds with scale invariant

integral curvature bounds

          Room SLB 105, Spring Lane Building

1.00  Lunch

         Edge (Peter Lee Dining Room), Wentworth College 


2.00  Kim Moore (UCL)

Special holonomy and calibrated geometry

         Room PL006, Physics

3.00  Joe Oliver (Leeds)

On the index of harmonic maps from surfaces to complex projective spaces

         Room PL006, Physics

3.40  Tea/Coffee

         Topos, Mathematics Department, James College

4.30  Katrin Leschke (Leicester)

Darboux transforms of minimal surfaces

        Room PL006, Physics

All are welcome.  There will be an early evening meal in York for those able to stay.

A PDF file of the programme is available here.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 

Department of Mathematics, University of York


Click here for a map of the University of York main (Heslington West) campus, which is where the meeting will be held.  The Mathematics Department is located in James College, right by the lake, and Topos is on the ground floor through the glass doors by the entrance.  Room SLB 105 is on the first floor of the Spring Lane Building, which is the second of two new buildings just off the covered walkway from Vanbrugh College to Derwent College.  Room PL006 is situated in the Physics Department/Exhibition Centre, adjacent to James.  If you have trouble finding them, please ask at the Mathematics Department Office, James College Reception, or the Information Desk in Physics. 

Parking is available in any of the four General Car Parks (North, South, West or Central), of which South usually has most spaces, and is conveniently located for James College.  Be sure to feed the Pay and Display machine: the university wheel clamp squad can be zealous!


Click here for a map of the university in relation to the City of York, including the location of York railway station.  The distance from the station to campus is about 1.5 miles.  Bus no. 66 (operated by First York in collaboration with the University) calls just outside the station, at a dedicated traffic island, and stops on University Road under the bridge connecting the University Library to Vanbrugh College; the bus stop is called “Morrell Library”.  It runs every 7-8 minutes during term time, and a  ticket to the university costs £2, which can be purchased via contactless payment (including Apple Pay and Google Pay).  The 66 ultimately runs to Campus East, which is another mile down the road, so it’s important not to get carried away by it.  Taxis are also available from the station, and cost between £7 and £8 one way.  Walking is a cheap and healthy alternative, at the (minor) risk of getting lost in York city centre!



Yorkshire Durham Geometry Days are organised by geometers at the Universities of Durham, Leeds and York, with support from the London Mathematical Society (Scheme 3).  The local organisers are:

Wilhelm Klingenberg, University of Durham

John C Wood, University of Leeds

Ian McIntosh & Chris Wood, University of York