LMS Midlands Regional Meeting

University of Warwick
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Viveka Erlandsson (Bristol University), Michael Magee (Durham University) and Mark Pollicott (Warwick University).

LMS Midlands Regional Meeting & Workshop 2023

The regional meeting on Monday 27 March 2023 will consists of three talks, by Viveka Erlandsson (Bristol University), Michael Magee (Durham University) and Mark Pollicott (Warwick University).

The lectures are aimed at a general mathematical audience. All interested, whether LMS members or not, are most welcome to attend this event.

This day meeting takes place during the LMS Workshop on Ergodic Theory of Group Extensions from 27-30 March 2023.

Programme (Monday 27 March)

All timings are in BST.

13:15-13:30 Opening of the LMS Meeting

13:30-14:30 Viveka Erlandsson (University of Bristol) Counting geodesics on surfaces [abstract below]

14:40-14:45 Break

14:45-15:45 Mark Pollicott (University of Warwick) Counting Geodesic Arcs on Surfaces with no Conjugate Points

15:45-16:15 Tea (Mathematics Institute Common Room)

16:15-17:15 Michael Magee (Durham University) Spectral Properties of Hyperbolic Surfaces

17:15-18:30 Wine reception (Mathematics Institute Common Room)

18:30            Dinner at the Scarman Conference Centre (on the University campus). The cost of the dinner is £45.00 (including wine).

Registration: It is not necessary to register to attend the Regional Meeting but registration to attend the dinner is required. Please email mrc@maths.warwick.ac.uk by 10 March 2023 if you wish to attend the dinner. (For registration for the workshop, see below.)

Travel Funding for Research Students and LMS Members: There are limited funds available to contribute in part to the expenses of members of the London Mathematical Society or research students registered at UK universities to attend the meeting and workshop. Please email Richard Sharp at R.J.Sharp@warwick.ac.uk if you would like to apply for this funding.

LMS Members’ Book: Members can sign the Members’ Book, which dates from 1865 when the Society was founded and contains signatures of members throughout the years, including Augustus De Morgan, Henri Poincaré, G.H. Hardy, and Mary Cartwright.

Workshop (Tuesday 28 March to Thursday 30 March)

Please click here for a list of speakers. The programme will be announced in due course. Lectures on Tuesday 28 March will be in room MS.04 in the Mathematics Institute and lectures on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 March will be in room B3.03 in the Mathematics Institute.

Registration to attend the workshop is required. Please register here by 28 February 2023.

There is a small amount of funding available to support PhD students. (Students supported in this way are likely to be offered accommodation in the University's Maths Houses. Each house has three bedrooms and shared bathroom and kitchen.) If you would like to apply for this support, please email Richard Sharp at R.J.Sharp@warwick.ac.uk (please include a short CV with the name of your supervisor, research topic and any other relevant information). They will give full consideration to all applications received by 27 January 2023.

Unfortunately, the MRC cannot arrange accommodation for participants who are not speakers or supported PhD students. A variety of B&B accommodation is available in Coventry, Kenilworth and Leamington Spa.

Abstracts for the Regional Meeting talks

Viveka Erlandsson: Counting geodesics on surfaces

Abstract: Counting closed geodesics on hyperbolic surfaces is a classical and very active area of research. The geometric prime number theorem (first proved by Huber and then generalized by Margulis and others) state that the number of closed geodesics of length bounded by L grow exponentially in L, in fact, is asymptotic to exp(L)/L. There has been many generalizations of this result, among them there is an active theme of counting specific subsets of closed geodesics. In this talk I will survey some of these recent developments.