LMS Annual General Meeting and Presidential Address 2023
Programme (All times GMT)
15.00 LMS Annual General Meeting
15.30 Supporting Lecture
Professor Oscar Randal-Williams (Cambridge)
Symmetries of manifolds
Abstract: Whenever one studies a mathematical object one ought also to study its symmetries. Manifolds---spaces which look locally like ordinary Euclidean space but which can be globally complicated---are the central objects of study in topology and geometry, and their groups of symmetries come in many flavours (isometries, diffeomorphisms, homeomorphisms, ...). I will discuss some classical results about rigid symmetries, and then some recent results about the spaces of all symmetries of certain manifolds.
16.30 Tea/Coffee Break
16.55 Handover of the LMS Presidency
17.00 Presidential Address
Professor Ulrike Tillmann FRS (INI-Cambridge)
Utilising Shape in Data.
Abstract: Modern science and technology generates data at an unprecedented rate. A major challenge is that this data is often complex, high dimensional, and may include temporal or spatial information. The "shape" of the data can be important but it is difficult to extract and quantify. The field of topological data analysis is still quite young. We will give an introduction, present some applications, and discuss theoretical challenges. Beyond basic linear algebra, little previous knowledge will be assumed.
18.00 Close of Meeting
18.00 LMS Reception
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