21st meeting of the

North British Mathematical Physics Seminar

The twenty-first meeting of the North British Mathematical Physics Seminar took place on Thursday 26th June 2008 at the University of York.  Coffee/tea was in G/109 in the Department of Mathematics, Goodricke College, with talks in P/L/002, in the Department of Physics.

These people participated.


1100-1130  Coffee

1130-1225  Paul Busch (York)
                    Structures in the Set of Quantum Observables: Coexistence, Unsharpness, Approximation

1230-1345  Lunch

1345-1440  James Lucietti (Durham)
                    Extremal black holes

1445-1540  Bernd Schroers (Heriot-Watt)
                    Kappa-Poincare symmetry and duality in 3D gravity

1545-1615  Tea

1615-1645  Elena Mendez Escobar (Edinburgh)
                    Lie 3-algebras in Bagger-Lambert theory

1645-1715  Callum Durnford (Durham)
                    Building Models with Metastable Supersymmetry Breaking

          1715  Close

Practical Information

Maps of York showing the location of the university campus can be obtained hereand here. Mathematics is in Goodricke College (see the campus map); the Physics department is adjacent. (Note that due to building work, access to PL002 is only via the external fire-door, along the lakeside path from Goodricke and around the far entrance to the Physics building.) Here is the list of car parks on campus. The taxi fare from the railway station is around £7. Buses (no.4) are every 10 minutes. 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.

National Rail Enquiries

Drinks and biscuits will be provided free of charge.
We'll have lunch on campus (paying individually), at Wentworth College.

Limited funds are available to help with travel expenses of those with no other source of funding, especially postgraduate students and postdocs. Please book early to take advantage of the cheaper advance-purchase train fares.

Local organiser:
Niall MacKay