Manchester Geometry Seminar 2003/2004
Semester 2
Time: Thursdays 4pm
Location: Room 1.08 (1st floor), Mathematics Building, Oxford Road, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL (see directions). (Notice the change of room!)
Each lecture begins at 4pm and must end shortly after 5pm. We have tea and biscuits before the lecture, 3.304.00 at Brian Hartley Room (6th floor), and then move to the seminar room (Room 1.08). Attention: Tea and coffee will have to be in 108 before the seminar throughout March (because of the Year 13 visiting days). Visit the main page to find more information about the seminar.

February 12:
Ms Apala Majumdar, (University of Bristol): Tangent unitvector fields in convex polyhedra
 February 19:
Prof Alexander Veselov, (Loughborough University): Coxeter group actions on the complement of hyperplanes
 February 26: No seminar
 March 4: (Joint seminar with the KTheory Day)
Prof Guyan Robertson, (University of Newcastle): Operator algebras associated with discrete groups acting on buildings and their Ktheory
 March 11:
Prof Boris Zilber, (University of Oxford): Zariski geometries: from classical to quantum
 March 18:
Prof Nigel Ray, (University of Manchester): Geometry and real Ktheory of Bott towers
 March 25:
Dr James Montaldi, (UMIST): Relative loop spaces and relative periodic orbits
Easter break: 29 March  18 April.
Latin and Orthodox Easter fall on the same day: Sunday 11 April n.s. ( = 29 March o. s.)
 April 22:
Mr Daniel Singh, (University of Sheffield): A new description for the moduli space of stable n pointed curves of genus zero
 April 29:
Prof Roger J. Plymen, (University of Manchester): The extended quotient versus the ordinary quotient in noncommutative geometry
 May 6: seminar goes to the movies (Room 2.17):
Three of the Millennium Prize Problems  Video of a lecture
given by John Tate
 May 13:
Prof Victor Snaith,
(University of Southampton): StiefelWhitney classes and local symplectic root numbers
 May 20:
Dr Frank Neumann,
(University of Leicester): On the algebraic Ktheory of the category of unstable modules over the Steenrod algebra
Ted Voronov. 6/19 April 2004