General Meeting of the Society & Hardy Lecture 2018

Bevan Suite, BMA House, Tavistock Square, London (Nearest tube stops: Euston, Euston Square and Kings Cross St. Pancras)
Meeting Date: 
Friday, 29 June, 2018 - 15
Meeting Time: 
Konstanze Rietsch (King's College, London), Hardy Lecture 2018: Lauren Williams (UC Berkeley)

LMS General Meeting & Hardy Lecture 2018

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


3.30 pm Opening of the meeting and LMS Business (open to all)

Election of the LMS Honorary Members in 2018

Announcement of the 2018 LMS Prize winners

Agenda and Papers

3.45 pm Konstanze Rietsch (Kiing's College, London) 

Grassmannians and polytopes

Abstract: I will describe the mirror duals of Grassmannians introduced in joint work with Robert Marsh, and explain two different aspects of mirror symmetry in this setting (the first joint with R. Marsh, the second joint with L. Williams). In both applications Gromov-Witten invariants come up, in different ways.


4.45 pm Tea & Coffee

5.15 pm Hardy Lecture 2018: Lauren Williams (UC Berkeley) 

The positive Grassmannian and shallow water waves

Abstract: the positive Grassmannian is a remarkable subset of the real Grassmannian which has recently arisen in diverse contexts such as integrable systems, mirror symmetry, scattering amplitudes, and free probability. I will provide an elementary introduction to the positive Grassmannian, and explain an intriguing connection to shallow water waves (via the KP hierarchy). Based on joint work with Yuji Kodama.


The meeting will be followed by a reception at De Morgan House and the LMS Society Dinner at the Montague on the Gardens Hotel.

Regisration: Please register for your place here

LMS Society Dinner: There will also be a Society Dinner held at the Montague on the Gardens Hotel at 7.30 pm.  Tickets for the Society Dinner are £35.00 per person (payable in advance by cheque to "London Mathematical Society".  Please send cheques to LMS Society Dinner, c/o Elizabeth Fisher, LMS, De Morgan House, 57-58 Russell Square, London, WC1B 4HS). To sign up for the Society Dinner, please email Elizabeth Fisher by 22 June 2018. If you have any special requirements (e.g. dietary, access), please let Elizabeth know when registering.

Graduate Student Meeting

Location: BMA House, Tavistock Square, London (Nearest tube stops: Euston, Euston Square and Kings Cross St. Pancras)

Meeting Date: 
Friday, 29 June, 2018  Meeting Time: 
10:00 am


This meeting is intended as an introduction to the Society Meeting later in the day.  All graduate students (and indeed any other mathematicians) will be very welcome.

10.00 Coffee and Registration,

10.30 Anna Felikson (Durham)

11.30 Coffee/Tea

11.45 Graduate student talks

We would like to invite graduate students to give short talks (15 minutes) aimed at a general mathematical audience. Prizes will be awarded for the best two talks. If you would like to give a talk, please email Anthony Byrne with your title and a short abstract.

13.15 Lunch

13.55 Award prizes

14.00 Sibylle Schroll (Leicester)

15.00 Close of Graduate Student Meeting

Funding for Travel and Accommodation: For students who attend both the Graduate Student Meeting and the LMS General Meeting, the Society offers funding of up to £50 towards travel costs, and funding of up to £50 towards accommodation costs (for those travelling long distances).

Places are free and tea/coffee and lunch will be provided.

Register for your place at the Graduate Student Meeting.