Second meeting of the

North British Mathematical Physics Seminar

This meeting was dedicated to the memory of Sonia Stanciu.

The second meeting of the North British Mathematical Physics Seminar took place on Thursday 13th June 2002 at the University of York. It consisted of three longer talks, followed by two short talks by current students. The meeting was held in the Department of Mathematics, Vanbrugh College. Talks were in V/045 (ground floor) and coffee and tea on the first-floor landing above it. These people participated.


1100-1130  Coffee
1130-1220  Anne Taormina (Durham)
                    The bosonic ancestor of closed and open fermionic strings
1230-1330  Lunch
1330-1420  Bernd Schroers  (Heriot-Watt)
                    Quantum symmetry and confinement in 2+1D gauge theory
1430-1520  Simon Ross (Durham)
                    Negative tension objects in black hole thermodynamics
1530-1600  Tea
1600-1630  Ben Short (York)
                    Boundary scattering and boundary bound states in the SU(N) principal chiral model
1640-1710  Hannu Rajaniemi (Edinburgh)
       Massive supergravities, domain walls and dualities

Practical Information

(Back to a future tense...)

Maps of York showing the location of the university campus can be obtained here and here. Mathematics is in Vanbrugh College, building 27 on the campus map. Please email Niall MacKay if you need a parking permit -- here is the map of car parks on campus. The taxi fare from the railway station is around £5. Buses are supposed to be every 15 minutes, but can be rather random -- sometimes one has to wait half-an-hour. The station is on the north-west side of York while the campus is about a mile and a half south-east of the city centre: the walk takes about 35 minutes.

Train information can be obtained from Railtrack.

Tea, coffee and the inevitable York doughnuts will be provided free of charge.
We'll have lunch in Goodricke college canteen -- you can get a filled baguette or a hot meal.
After the meeting we'll go to a pub (we'll try the Olde Starre Inne on Stonegate, right in the city centre and about 5 mins walk from the railway station) and then, for anyone interested, on for a meal.

Limited funds are available to help with travel expenses of participants with no other source of funding.
We hope that this will encourage postgraduate students and postdocs to attend the meeting.
Please email Niall MacKay in advance if you would like to apply for support --
and please book early to take advantage of the cheaper train fares.