Future Directions in Tropical Mathematics & its Applications

Supported by CICADA and the LMS

19th-20th January 2012
 School of Mathematics, University of Manchester

Local Organisers: Mark Muldoon, Mark Kambites, Marianne Johnson

A joint research group in tropical mathematics has been formed by researchers in the mathematics departments at three universities (Birmingham, Manchester and Warwick) with support of the London Mathematical Society. This page gives details of the next meeting, to be held in Manchester. Information on the other meetings in this series can be accessed from the group home page. The Manchester meeting will be jointly funded by CICADA. Funds are available to support the attendance of UK-based postgraduate students.


Minicourses will be given by:
* Peter Butkovic (Birmingham) Slides part 1, Slides part 2
* Stephane Gaubert (INRIA)

Research talks will be given by:
* Florian Block (Warwick)
* Alexander Guterman (Moscow)
* James Hook (Manchester) Slides
* Katharina Huber (UEA) Slides
* Zur Izhakian (Bremen)

Provisional programme

Thursday 19th January 2012
10:45 Coffee and Registration
11:30 Butkovic 1
12:15 Huber
13:15 Lunch
14:15 Butkovic 2
15:00 Block
15:45 Coffee
16:15 Hook
17:00 Gaubert 1

Friday 20th January 2012
09:00 Gaubert 2
09:45 Izhakian
10:45 Coffee
11:15 Butkovic 3
12:15 Lunch
13:15 Gaubert 3
14:15 Coffee
14:45 Guterman
15:45 Close

All talks will talk place in the Frank Adams room of the Alan Turing building in the School of Mathematics, University of Manchester.
Abstracts can be found here. (See below for advice on how to get here.)


There are no registration fees, but for catering purposes, please confirm your attendance by email to Helen Harper (helen.harper@manchester.ac.uk). Financial support for UK-based postgraduate students is awarded on a first come first served basis; please give an estimate of your travel costs when confirming your attendance.

Directions from Manchester Piccadilly station

Walking from Manchester Piccadilly to the Alan Turing Building should take around 20 mins. Leave the station by the Fairfield Street exit (head down the escalators or lift from the main concourse) which brings you out at a big road junction. Cross both main roads, and go along a smaller road (Granby Row) to the left of the Bull's Head pub. Keep straight on, as the road becomes a pedestrian walk and then a road again, and at the phoneboxes turn left onto Sackville Street. Go under the railway bridge and continue under a bridge between buildings, and where the road bends off to the right, follow the left-hand pavement which becomes a footpath and goes through an underpass. Afterwards, keep left under the motorway flyover (avoiding a deeper underpass ahead) before bearing right (avoiding yet another underpass to the left). After very carefully crossing the motorway sliproad, you find yourself on Brook Street. Walk down this (away from the flyover). At the intersection with Grosvenor Street, cross both roads and then continue along (now Upper) Brook Street on the opposite side. Cross the next side-road (Booth Street East, carefully again!), continue past the Aquatics Centre car park and then the Alan Turing Building is on your right. To get into the building, go into the walkway after the second "finger" and then the doors are on your right.
Note that these directions (along with a map) can be found here.