BMC Press release 1988

EXETER UNIVERSITY NEWS

The 40th British Mathematical Colloquium will take place in Exeter between the 11th and 15th of April. This showcase of British mathematics will have Invited and contributed talks from leading experts in this country.

The chairman or the organising committee, Professor P Vámos of Exeter University, points out that Mathematics may be the oldest science but it is probably more vigorous today than ever. Britain is leading the world In various areas of mathematical research: there are currently six Fields medal winners (the equivalent of a Nobel prize in Mathematics) active, in this country, more than in other sciences!

Traditionally the three evening lectures of the colloquium are given by internationally renowned overseas experts. This year these lectures will be on the mathematics of the nature of matter ('string theory'), logic and the interaction of mathematics with computational problems. The three speakers come from the U.5.A., Israel and Hungary.

The secretary to the colloquium, Dr D K Oates, expects up to 300 participants. He is also giving them information on the city of Exeter, local walks and attractions. He hopes that the participants will find time from the hectic academic programme to enjoy what the city or Exeter can offer.

Enquiries : Professor Peter Vámos 263986
Dr David Oates 263978

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