Past Events in the Department of Mathematics
A list of our past events since 2008 can be found here.
NETADIS Summer School 2013
8 - 22 September 2013: NETADIS is a European training network for advanced methods of analysis, inference, control and optimization of network structure and dynamics, deploying statistical physics approaches across a broad range of application areas. Its research themes are (i) inference of networks from data, (ii) analysis of dynamical processes on networks, (iii) optimization and control of networks. Principal application domains within NETADIS are: (i) systems biology and neuroscience, (ii) information technology, computing and algorithms, (iii) socio-economic systems and finance, and (iv) network phenomena in physical systems.
The Summer School was open to all researchers in the above areas that have a solid background in statistical physics. Find out more on the event webpage
4 and 5 July 2013: This was organised by the London Mathematical Society Scheme 3 Group: Noncommutative Harmonic Analysis and Probabilit. Find out more on the event webpage.
Teachers Conference 2013
26 June 2013: The Teachers' Conference is an annual event that is open to mathematics teachers from London and beyond.Find out more on the event webpage.
11 June 2013: This was a one day meeting of pedagogical talks in honour of Peter West FRS. Find out more on the event webpage.
London-Paris Number Theory Seminar
3 and 4 June 2013: The London-Paris Number Theory Seminar meets twice per year, once in London and once in Paris. It is supported by a grant from the London Mathematical Society and members of the Number Theory group at King's are co-organisers. Find out more on the event webpage.
UK Mathematical Finance Workshop
3 and 4 June 2013: The workshop brought together leading UK researchers in various fields of Mathematical Finance. The aim of the workshop was to present and discuss new developments on important and relevant problems in the field including (but not limited to) robust hedging, stochastic control, credit risk, portfolio optimization, risk management and their applications in the financial and insurance industry. Find out more on the event webpage.
Special Session of the London Analysis Seminar
23 May 2013: This Special Session of the London Analysis Seminar was dedicated to the arrival of S.N.Naboko to the UK. Find out more on the webpage.
Mini-Conference on the Statistical Mechanics of Glassy and Disordered Systems 2013
20 and 21 May 2013: Following the successful U.K. meetings in 2009 (London), 2010 (Aston), 2011 (London) and 2012 (London) on statistical mechanics of glassy and complex systems (covering physics of structural glasses, spin glasses, poly-disperse systems, biological networks, econophysics, optimisation, machine learning, etc.), a 2013 meeting took place at King's College London. Find out more on the event webpage.
Geometry Day IV
10 May 2013: Geometry Day IV was the fourth geometry event in this series to take place at King's College London.
Mathematics Taster Days
7 May and 25 June 2013: Taster Courses are short courses to provide Year 12 students with the opportunity to experience life at a London university before making their UCAS application. Students experience the different teaching methods used by university academics and gain an insight into the additional facilities available, whilst meeting students from across the UK. Find out more on our events webpages, 7 May and 25 June.
UK-Japan Winter School on Nonlinear Analysis
6 - 11 January 2013: Professor Jurgen Berndt (Geometry, King's College London), Professor Adrian Constantin (Analysis, King's College London) and Professor Hisashi Okamoto (RIMS, Kyoto University) are organising the fifteenth UK-Japan Winter School.
The aim of the School is to bring together Japanese and UK scientists, in particular also young researchers and students from mathematics and mathematical physics, in a relaxing and stimulating atmosphere. More information can be found on the UK-Japan Winter School webpages.
Mathematics & Physics PGR Open Day
10 December 2012: This event took place in the River Room and focused on our Postgraduate Research Programmes. The eventwebpage has further details.
Beijing-London Workshop on Stochastic Analysis
5 October 2012: Markus Riedle, a member of the Financial Mathematics group at King's College London jointly organised this workshop with Dan Crisan, a member of the Stochastic Analysis Group at Imperial College London. The workshop was sponsored by the London Mathematical Society. More information can be found on the event webpage .
27 June 2012: Our annual Teacher's Conference took lace in June. Our dedicated conference webpage includes information about the programme.
Mathematics Taster Day
29 June 2012: The Department of Mathematics hosted a taster day for current year 12 students. More information can be found on the Taster Day webpage.
11 and 12 June 2012: A joint Geometry conference held in conjunction with University College London. Further information is available on the webpage.
Spectral theory of Hankel operators and related topics
8 June 2012: This was a one day workshop organised by Dr Alexander Pushnitski. Further information is available on the webpage.
14 May 2012 - 28 May 2012: Dmitri Yafaev (University of Rennes-1) visited King's College from 12 May - 9 June 2012. During his visit, he gave a postgraduate level mini-course "Hankel operators and the moment problem".
Branes and Black Holes
28 May 2012 - 1 June 2012: This is a London Satellite Meeting of the Newton Institute Programme 'Mathematics and Applications of Branes in String and M theory'. This event took place in the Edmond J. Safra lecture theatre in the King's Building.
Black holes have played an extremely important role in string theory during the last several years. Remarkable new developments have thrown light on the challenges of understanding black hole entropy and addressing the puzzle of information loss. More generally their study poses fascinating theoretical challenges for any theory of quantum gravity, and they are instrumental in applications of the gauge-gravity duality to strongly coupled systems at finite temperature.
The aim of this workshop was to review recent progress and to identify the most pressing open problems, to stimulate interaction and collaboration among participants, and hopefully trigger further outstanding developments in the field. For more information, please visit the dedicated webpage.
Mini-Conference on Statistical Mechanics of Glassy and Disordered Systems 2012
21 and 22 May 2012: Following the successful U.K. meetings in 2009 (London), 2010 (Aston), and 2011 (London) on statistical mechanics of glassy and complex systems (covering physics of structural glasses, spin glasses, poly-disperse systems, biological networks, econophysics, optimisation, machine learning, etc.), a follow up meeting was organised at King's College London.
The event took place in the River Room in the King's Building, Strand Campus.
Further details can be found on the event webpage.
Maths of String and Gauge Theory
3 - 5 May 2012: This workshop explored recent advances in our understanding of the mathematics of string and gauge theory, with particular focus on
- Localisation, geometrical invariants and supersymmetric gauge theories.
- The AdS/CFT correspondence.
- Supersymmetric vacua and operators of gauge theories.
- New integrable systems and strongly coupled gauge theories.
It was held on alternating days at City University London and at King's College London. Further information is available on the dedicated event webpage.
Geometry Day III
4 May 2012: Geometry Day III followed up on the two previous workshops.
More information can be found on the event webpage.
Mathematical Aspects of Water Waves
15 - 17 March 2012: The International conference "Mathematical Aspects of Water Waves" will be taking place at King's College London from 15 - 17 March 2012.
More information can be found on the event webpage.
British-Swedish Workshop for High School Students
7 March 2012: Swedish high school students visited King's College London to participate in a Mathematics workshop and hear several talks.
Cambridge-London Geometry Seminar
1 March 2012: This is an experimental series of seminars organised by Caucher Birkar (Cambridge), Paolo Cascini (Imperial College London), and Dmitri Panov (King's College London). We try to organise one day workshops on geometry and related fields at least 3 times a year in Cambridge and London (and perhaps other places).
14:00 Konstanze Rietsch (King's College): title tbc (K2.31)
15:15 Michael Nakamaye (New Mexico): Effective bounds for base loci of line bundles on surfaces. (K2.31)
16:30 Anne-Sophie Kaloghiros (Imperial College): Relations in the Sarkisov Program. (S-1.04)
Geometry Day II
11 November 2011: Geometry Day 2 took place on 11 November 2011 in K3.11, King's Building, Strand Campus. This event was generously supported by a London Mathematical Society conference grant.
Speakers include Giuseppe Tinaglia (KCL), Mark Haskins (Imperial College London), Theodora Bourni (Free University, Berlin), William Minicozzi (Johns Hopkins University) and Neshan Wickramasekera (Cambridge University).
The Remarkable Successes of Disordered Systems Theory
12 October 2011: A special festive Colloquium on The Remarkable Successes of Disordered Systems Theory took place at King's College London, on 12 October 2011.
This event was organised to honour Professor David Sherrington, who was celebrating his 70th birthday later that month as well as to reflect on the remarkable career of Disordered Systems Theory since the publication of the Sherrington-Kirkpatrick paper, which saw its 35th anniversary in December 2010.
Graduation Drinks Reception
18 July 2011: The Department of Mathematics held a drinks reception to celebrate the achievements and success of our graduating students. The event was attended by graduating students, their guests and members of staff.
Systems Biomedicine Graduate Programme Conference
8 July 2011: The annual SBGP conference provides an opportunity for SBGP graduate students, supervisors, and postdoctoral researchers, to present and discuss their past, present and future research to/with a multidisciplinary audience.
Teacher's Conference 2011
22 June 2011: The teacher's conference is an annual event.
Mini-Conference on Statistical Mechanics of Glassy and Complex Systems 2011
23 - 24 May 2011 - Two day mini-conference. This meeting is sponsored by PASCAL, a European Union Network of Excellence on "Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning".
13 May 2011 - One day conference.
The aim of this conference is mainly to bring together geometers for one day and discuss the most recent developments in the field. Speakers were Andre Nevés (Imperial College), Rafe Mazzeo (Stanford University), Frank Pacard (École Polytechnique), Peter Topping (University of Warwick) and Huy Nguyen (University of Warwick).
UK-Japan Winter School 2011: New Methods in Geometry
10 - 13 January 2011 - Four day international conference.
The UK-Japan Winter Schools have been held since 1999. The aim of the school is to bring together Japanese and UK scientists, in particular young researchers and students.
Brian Davies' 65th birthday conference
8 - 9 December 2009 - Brian Davies' 65th birthday conference
To celebrate the 65th birthday of Professor Brian Davies FRS, King's, supported by the London Mathematical Society, held a two-day conference, followed by a special session of the London Analysis seminar on 10 December.
Mini-Conference on Statistical Mechanics of Glassy and Complex Systems 2009
26 May 2009 - One Day Mini-Conference
This one day mini-conference on statistical mechanics of glassy and complex systems covered physics of structural glasses, spin glasses, poly-disperse systems, biological networks econophysics, optimisation, machine learning and more.
The format consisted of talks of approximately 20 minutes throughout the day, supplemented by short (3-5 min) presentations - a pattern that has been used for many years at the annual Journees de Physique Statistique sessions in Paris.
Local organisers: Disordered Systems Research Group
Participants [PDF] : Programme [PDF] : Abstracts [PDF]
- Classical and Quantum Gravity, 22 May 2008. The first announcement. [PDF] and the full programme is also available. [PDF]
- 11th Annual UK Meeting on Integrable Models, Conformal Field Theory and Related Topics.
- Conference on the Representation Theory of p-adic groups: A 3 day meeting on the occasion of Prof Colin Bushnell's 60th birthday.
- LMS/EPSRC short course in Arithmetic Geometry: A short course in Arithmetic Geometry, aimed at Graduate students and early stage researchers, funded by the LMS and the EPSRC.
- Fundamental Problems in Disordered Systems Theory I: Finite Connectivity Models: November 3 2003 - December 5 2003, partly supported by the European SPINX network.
- SPG meeting: A one-day meeting of the PPARC SPG group comprising the theoretical physics groups of KCL, DAMTP (Cambridge), Imperial and QMW, held on Wednesday 7 February 2001.
- Mathematics Summer School 2001:The Mathematics Summer School 2001 was on the History of Mathematics and was held on 27-29 June.
- Statmech-16 Conference: Special Edition marking the retirement of Prof Ray Streater.
- I&CFT 2001: A one day meeting on Integrable and Conformal Field Theory and related topics, held on Saturday 19 May.
- Short course in Financial Mathematics
- LSS Topology day: An annual special winter meeting of this seminar is held jointly with the Universities of Sussex and Southampton. The last meeting was held at KCL on Friday 8 December 2000.
- ICMP satellite meeting: The department organised a satellite meeting of the XIII International Congress on Mathematical Physics, on the topic of Disordered and Complex Systems (10-14 July 2000).
- Statmech-15 Conference: The 1999 annual conference on Statistical Mechanics (STATMECH-15) was held on Thursday 24 June 1999, followed by a Satellite Conference on Friday 25 June. The main event was organised by David Lavis and Ray Streater.
- Polydispersity Working Group Meeting, Friday 18 June 1999: This one-day meeting was organized within the UK Soft Matter research network (funded by EPSRC) and brought together researchers interested in the effects of polydispersity (the presence of particles with a continuously varying attribute, such as particle radius or polymer chain length) on the equilibrium behaviour and dynamics of soft materials.
- BCFT Meeting 1999: This one-day meeting on Boundary Integrable and Conformal Field Theory was on 4th December 1999. It is part of a series sponsored by the LMS.
- I&CFT 1997: This one day meeting on Integrable and Conformal Field Theory and related topics was held on 9th April 1997, and was the first of an annual series which then travelled to Durham, Sheffield and Edinburgh, returning to King's in 2001.