LMS Annual General Meeting and Presidential Address

Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AB and online via Zoom
Start date
Meeting Date
Jonathan Keating (Oxford), Jens Marklof (Bristol)


Programme (All times GMT)

15.00               LMS Annual General Meeting

15.30               Supporting Lecture

Random Lattices
Professor Jens Marklof (Bristol)

Abstract: Since the fundamental contribution of Minkowski, Siegel, Rogers, Schmidt and others, averages over the space of lattices have become an indispensable tool in number theory. A key breakthrough was the arrival of techniques from ergodic theory in the 1980s and 1990s, which led to the solution of numerous classic problems, including Margulis' proof of the Oppenheim conjecture and Ratner's celebrated measure-classification theorems. This lecture will explain that there is value in thinking of lattices not just 'on average' but as intrinsically random objects - point processes - and survey some recent applications ranging from pure mathematics to statistical physics.

16.30               Tea/Coffee Break

16.55               Announcement of LMS Election Results

17.00               Presidential Address

Random Matrices and the Riemann Zeta-Function
Professor Jonathan Keating (Oxford)

Abstract: I will speak about yet another example of the wonderful interplay between Mathematics and Physics. In this, the theory of complex quantum systems, in particular random matrix theory, turns out to provide a remarkably accurate description of certain statistical properties of the Riemann zeta-function and the distribution of the primes.  I will discuss the history of this unexpected relationship, and some recent developments relating to it.

18.00               Close of Meeting

Please Note

This year's Annual General Meeting is a hybrid event.

If you are attending in person there is no need to register for the event.

If you would like to attend via Zoom CLICK HERE.  

You will be sent a link to join the meeting on the morning of 12 November.

The Annual General Meeting and Presidential Address will be followed by a Reception and the LMS Annual Dinner

18.00               LMS Reception

19.30               LMS Annual Dinner

LMS Members are welcome to attend the LMS Annual Dinner. The cost of the dinner will be £60.00, including drinks. 

To reserve a place at the dinner, please contact Clare Ralphs at AnnualDinner_RSVP@lms.ac.uk by Friday 29th October.

For further details about the AGM, contact John Johnston at lmsmeetings@lms.ac.uk

This event will be held in accordance with government Covid guidelines and may be subject to change or cancellation at short notice.

London Mathematical Society Virtual Graduate Student Meeting 2021

This meeting was intended as an introduction to the Annual General Meeting on 12 November 2021.  All graduate students (and indeed any other mathematicians) were welcome.

The event included a talk by Nina Snaith (Bristol) and opportunities for Graduate Students to give 15 minute talks on their research to a general mathematical audience.

(All timings are in GMT)

1.00pm Opening of Meeting and Welcome

Nina Snaith (Bristol)

Title: Hollywood's hippest mathematics: random matrices and Riemann zeros

Abstract: This is the story of how physicists helped answer a hundred-year-old question about the Riemann zeta function and how this features in a major Hollywood movie.

2.00pm Break

2.15pm Student talks commenced

The meeting comprised of graduate student talks in breakout rooms. Graduate Student talks were 15 minutes (max), including time for one or two questions. Certificates were provided to all student speakers.

Room 1 - Chair; Elizabeth Fisher (LMS)

2.15 pm Saksham Sharma (Cambridge)  Torodial analysis of an oscillating sessile drop 

2.35 pm Elle McLean (UCL) Improved calculation of waterfalls through series truncation and collocation.

2.55 pm Santiago Agüí Salcedo (Cambridge) Unitary irreducible representations of dS isometries in dS/CFT 

Room 2 - Chair; Diane Maclagan (Warwick)

2.15pm Maram Alossaimi (Sheffield) Poisson algebras 

2.35pm Theodoros Stylianos Papazachariou (Essex) Explicit description of the moduli compactification of Fano threefold 2-25 

2.55pm Thomas Sharpe (King’s College, London) Singular Complexity of Polyhedral 3-Manifolds 

Room 3 - Chair; Ian Short (OU)

2.15pm Andrew Pearce-Crump (York)    Discrete moments of the Riemann zeta function. 

2.35pm George Kontogeorgiou (Warwick) Equivariant Cayley Complex Embeddings 

2.55pm Hongyi Huang (Bristol) On the Saxl graph of primitive groups 

3.15pm Final questions and other upcoming ECR activities

3.30pm Meeting closed.

Registration has now closed