Entrance hall of the ICMS Workshop

Joint meeting of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society and Societat Catalana de Matemàtiques

Sep 27, 2017 - Sep 29, 2017

ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA


Name Institution
Barrenechea, Gabriel University of Strathclyde
Farkas, Jozsef University of Stirling
Gimperlein, Heiko Heriot-Watt University
Jarque, Xavier Universitat de Barcelona
White, Stuart University of Glasgow

Scientific committee:

Ernesto Estrada (University of Strathclyde)
Joan Sola Morales (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya)
Carles Rovira (Universitat de Barcelona)
Agata Smoktunowicz (University of Edinburgh)
Nuria Vila (Universitat de Barcelona)

This joint meeting of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society (www.ems.ac.uk) and the Societat Catalana de Matemàtiques (http://blogs.iec.cat/scm) will take place at ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh, from 27-29 September 2017.  

Plenary lecturers:
Pere Ara (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Marta Casanelles (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya)
Natalia Castellana (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Des Higham (University of Strathclyde)
Xiaoyu Luo (University of Glasgow)
Stefaan Vaes (KU Leuven)

Mini-workshops (2 x 2h each):

Algebra and Applications
Organisers: Ferran Cedo (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) and Agata Smoktunowicz (University of Edinburgh)
Speakers: Pere Ara (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Vladimir Bavula (University of Sheffield), Ken Brown (University of Glasgow), Dolors Herbera (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Differential Equations and Applications
Organisers: Angel Calsina (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) and József Farkas (University of Stirling)
Speakers: Armengol Gassull (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Peter Stewart (University of Glasgow), Gemma Huguet (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya), Joan Saldana (Universitat de Girona), Alan Terry (University of the West of Scotland), Stephen Watson (University of Glasgow)

Geometric Group Theory
Organisers: Laura Ciobanu (Heriot-Watt University), Colva Roney-Dougal (University of St Andrews) and Enric Ventura (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya)
Speakers: Tara Brendle (University of Glasgow), Jordi Delgado (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya), Ariadna Fossas (University of Grenoble), Albert Garreta (Stevens), Nick Gilbert (Heriot-Watt University), Martyn Quick (University of St. Andrews)

Geometry and Physics
Organisers: Michael Atiyah (University of Edinburgh), José Figueroa-O'Farrill (University of Edinburgh) and Sebastia Xambo (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya)
Speakers: Roger Casals (MIT / University College London) Ignasi Mundet (Universitat de Barcelona) Bernd Schroers (Heriot-Watt University) Ian Strachan (University of Glasgow), Charles Strickland-Constable (University of Edinburgh/Université Paris-Saclay)

Industrial Mathematics
Organisers: Andrew Lacey (Heriot-Watt University) and Tim Myers (CRM, Barcelona)
Speakers: Marc Calvo (Centre de Recerca Matematica), Jacek Gondzio (University of Edinburgh), James Cruise (Heriot-Watt University), Tony Mulholland (University of Strathclyde), Tim Myers (Centre de Recerca Matematica), Marta Pellicer (Universtitat de Girona)

Operator Algebras
Organisers: Francesc Perera (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) and Aaron Tikuisis (University of Aberdeen)
Speakers: Ramon Antoine (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), María Burgos (Universidad de Granada), James Gabe (University of Glasgow/University of Southampton), Michael Mampusti (University of Wollongong), Christian Voigt (University of Glasgow), Joachim Zacharias (University of Glasgow)

Organisers: Istvan Gyongy (University of Edinburgh) and Marta Sanz-Sole (Universitat de Barcelona)
Speakers: Elisa Alòs (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), José Manuel Corcuera (Universitat de Barcelona), Alexander Davie (University of Edinburgh), Gavin Gibson (Heriot-Watt University), Xuerong Mao (University of Strathclyde), Eulalia Nualart (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Tadahiro Oh (University of Edinburgh), Josep Vives (Universitat de Barcelona)

Organisers: Mark Grant (University of Aberdeen) and Wolfgang Pitsch (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Speakers: Andrew Baker (University of Glasgow), Rachael Boyd (University of Aberdeen), Federico Cantero (BGSMath), Carles Casacuberta (University of Barcelona), Jim Howie (Heriot-Watt University), Ignasi Mundet (University of Barcelona)


The meeting is open to all interested participants, and there is a poster session to which everybody is invited to contribute. There is also a dedicated mini-workshop for Ph.D. students and early career researchers. Abstracts for both posters and short talks should be proposed via the registration form by 31 August. The registration form is available here.

Limited funding is available to support the accommodation of Scottish Ph.D. students not based in Edinburgh. This will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please apply through the registration form.


We are grateful for the financial support from the Glasgow Mathematical Journal Learning and Research Support Fund, The Edinburgh Mathematical Society and the Societat Catalana de Matemàtiques.




The workshop will be held at ICMS, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh. 

UK Visas
If you are travelling from overseas you may require an entry visa. A European visa does not guarantee entry to the UK. Please use this link to the UK Visas site to find out if you need a visa and if so how to apply for one. 

Information about travel to the UK and Edinburgh is available here.

Please note that it is your responsibility to have adequate travel insurance to cover medical and other emergencies (volcanic ash disruptions) that may occur on your trip.

A taxi directly from the airport will cost approximately 20.00 to 25.00 GBP to the city centre for a one-way journey.     There is also a bus service direct from the airport to the city centre which will cost 4.50 GBP single or 7.50 GBP return - the Airlink 100.  This is a frequent service (every 10 minutes during peak times) and will bring you close to Waverley Railway Station, only a short walk to the accommodation and the workshop venue (see map in 'Venue' section above). 

Lothian buses charge £1.60 for a single, £4.00 for a day ticket. Please note that the exact fare is required and no change is given.

If travelling by train, please note that Edinburgh has several railway stations - Waverley Railway Station being the main station and closest to the workshop venue at 15 South College Street.  If you alight at Edinburgh Waverley, the workshop venue is an easy 10 minute walk over North and South Bridge. The second large railway station is called Haymarket and is at the West End of the city centre.    Please be aware that there is also an Edinburgh Park railway station but this is at the west side of the city some way from the city centre.  For ICMS, use Edinburgh Waverley.

Registration fee
There is a £20 registration fee. It covers coffee breaks and a lunch on Wednesday. The conference dinner on Thursday costs an additional £40.


The provisional programme can be found here


Presentation Details
Alòs, Elisa
On the relationship between implied volatilities and volatility swaps: a Malliavin calculus approach
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Antoine, Ramon
The Cuntz semigroup for ultraproduct C*-algebras
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Bavula, Vladimir
Classical left regular left quotient ring of a ring and its semisimplicity criteria
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Burgos, Maria
Linear preserver problems
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Casals, Roger
Legendrians, mirror symmetry and topological strings
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Casanellas, Marta
Algebra, Geometry, and Phylogenetics
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Corcuera, José Manuel
On the equilibrium under imperfect competition and privilege information.
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Cruise, James
Electricity networks, novel challenges
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Davie, Alexander
Multivariate Cornish-Fisher expansions and optimal transport
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Delgado, Jorge
Extending Stallings pullbacks
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Fossas, Ariadna
Cellular complexes associated to infinite type surfaces
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Garreta, Albert
Systems of equations in nilpotent groups
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Gilbert, Nick
Geometric group theory and inverse semigroups: connections and contrasts
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Gondzio, Jacek
Continuation in Optimization: From interior point methods to Big Data
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Higham, Des
Nonbacktracking Walks for Network Science
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Howie, Jim
Cyclic symmetry in Heegard splittings of 3-manifolds (Topology special session)
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Mampusti, Michael
A fractal approach to spectral triples for aperiodic substitution tilings
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Mulholland, Anthony
Analysis of a Fractal Ultrasonic Transducer
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Mundet i Riera, Ignasi
Finite subgroups of Ham
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Nualart, Eulalia
Moment bounds for some fractional stochastic heat equations on the ball
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Oh, Tadahiro
On singular stochastic dispersive PDEs
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Quick, Martyn
Presentations for Thompson's group V and its generalizations
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Schroers, Bernd
Vortices, magnetic zero modes and Cartan connections
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Terry, Alan
Predator-prey models with component Allee effect for predator reproduction
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Vaes, Stefaan
Classification of von Neumann algebras
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Vives, Josep
Option price decomposition for jump-diffusion stochastic volatility models: price approximation and calibration
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Watson, Stephen
Emergent and Hidden Symmetries of Nano-Faceting Crystal Growth
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Name Institution
Aaghabali, Mehdi University of Edinburgh
Afifurrahman, Afifurrahman University of Aberdeen
Alòs, Elisa Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Antoine, Ramon Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Ara, Pere Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Baker, Andrew University of Glasgow
Barrenechea, Gabriel University of Strathclyde
Bavula, Vladimir University of Sheffield/School of Mathematics
Boyd, Rachael University of Aberdeen
Brendle, Tara University of Glasgow
Burgos, Maria Universidad de Granada
Calsina, Angel Universitat Autonòma de Barcelona
Calvo Schwarzwälder, Marc Centre de Recerca Matemàtica
Campbell, Colin University of St Andrews
Cantero Morán, Federico BGSMath - UB
Casals, Roger Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Casanellas, Marta Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Cedó, Ferran Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Ciobanu, Laura Heriot-Watt University
Corcuera, José Manuel University of Barcelona
Couto, Miguel University of Glasgow
Cruise, James Heriot-Watt University
Dannan, Fozi Arab International University
Davie, Alexander University of Edinburgh
Delgado, Jorge Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Estrada, Gissell MIGSAA
Evetts, Alex Heriot-Watt University
Farkas, Jozsef University of Stirling
Figueroa-O'Farrill, José Miguel University of Edinburgh
Fossas, Ariadna Geneva University
Gabe, James University of Glasgow
García-Sánchez, Pedro Abelardo Universidad de Granada
Garreta, Albert University of the Basque Country
Gasull, Armengol Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Gerontogiannis, Dimitrios University of Glasgow
Gibson, Gavin Heriot-Watt University
Gilbert, Nick Heriot-Watt University
Gimperlein, Heiko Heriot-Watt University
Gondzio, Jacek University of Edinburgh
Grady, Allan University of Abertay (retired)
Grant, Mark University of Aberdeen
Greenfeld, Be'eri Bar-Ilan University
Gyongy, Istvan Edinburgh University
Hamblin, Luke University of Glasgow
Heunen, Chris University of Edinburgh
Higham, Des University of Strathclyde
Howie, Jim Heriot-Watt University
Huettemann, Thomas Queen's University Belfast
Huguet, Gemma Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Jarque, Xavier Universitat de Barcelona
Kosta, Dimitra University of Glasgow
Lacey, Andrew Heriot-Watt University
Leinster, Tom University of Edinburgh
Levi, Ran University of Aberdeen
Luo, Xiaoyu University of Glasgow
Mampusti, Michael University of Wollongong
McIntyre, Finlay
Miao, Zhouqian University of Edinburgh
Monk, Andrew University of Glasgow
Mulholland, Anthony University of Strathclyde
Mundet i Riera, Ignasi Universitat de Barcelona
Myers, Tim Centre de Recerca Matematica
Nualart, Eulalia Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Oh, Tadahiro University of Edinburgh
Pellicer, Marta Universitat de Girona
Perera, Francesc Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Pitsch, Wolfgang Universidad autónoma de Barcelona
Quick, Martyn University of St Andrews
Recio Mitter, David University of Aberdeen
Roney-Dougal, Colva University of St Andrews
Rovira, Carles Universitat de Barcelona
Sabanis, Sotirios University of Edinburgh
Saldana, Joan Universitat de Girona
Salkeld, William University of Edinburgh
Sanz-Sole, Marta University of Barcelona
Schroers, Bernd Heriot-Watt University
Smoktunowicz, Agata School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh
Stevenson, Greg University of Glasgow
Stewart, Peter University of Glasgow
Stocek, Jakub MIGSAA
Strachan, Ian University of Glasgow
Terry, Alan University of the West of Scotland
Vaes, Stefaan KU Leuven
Ventura, Enric Universitat Politecnica Catalunya
Vives, Josep Universitat de Barcelona, Departament de Matemàtiques i Informàtica
Voigt, Christian University of Glasgow
Watson, Stephen University of Glasgow
White, Stuart University of Glasgow
Xambo, Sebastian Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Departament de Matemàtiques
Zapata Carratala, Carlos University of Edinburgh
Ziembowski, Michal Warsaw University of Technology