Yorkshire Durham Geometry Days



The Programme

11.20  Coffee/Tea

           Mathematics Coffee Room, G109, James College

12.00  Lynn Heller (Tuebingen)

Higher genus constant mean curvature surfaces in the 3-sphere

          Room V123, Vanbrugh College

1.00  Lunch

         Edge, Wentworth College 


2.00  James Waldron (Newcastle)

Vector fields on differentiable stacks

         Room PL002, Physics

3.00  Martin Speight (Leeds)

Geometry of vortex moduli spaces

         Room PL002

4.00  Tea/Coffee

         G109, James College

4.40  Jason Lotay (University College, London)

The Laplacian flow in G2 geometry

        Room PL002

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, November 4, 2015 

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 situated in James College (formerly known as Goodricke College), and G109 is on the first floor.  (Caution: Goodricke College still exists, but has migrated to the new Heslington East campus.  Do not go there!)  Room V123 is on the first floor of Vanbrugh College, just across the lake from James, and PL002 is situated in the Physics Department/Exhibition Centre, adjacent to James.  If you have trouble finding them, please ask at the Mathematics Department Office, Vanbrugh College Reception, 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: £6 for the day.  We will endeavour to reimburse this charge.  (However, we won't reimburse the cost of removing a wheel clamp!)


Click here for a map of the university in relation to the local main roads.


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, and branded as “Your Bus”) 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 6-7 minutes during term time, and a return ticket to the university costs £2.  Taxis are also available from the station, and cost between £7 and £8 one way.  Walking is a cheap and healthy alternative, at the 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