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GBMSC 2015 Programme

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Schedule of Plenary Lectures
Schedule of All Lectures

Boole Lecture Series - 2015 Lecture
Date: 28 Aug 2015 19:15
Venue: Boole 4, Boole Lecture Theatres, UCC
Speaker: Dana Scott (Carnegie Mellon) Short Bio

Title: My Life with Boolean Algebra
Abstract: In 1950 the speaker entered UC Berkeley as a first-year major in Mathematics and very soon was confronted with learning about Boolean algebras. And the encounters continue to this day! The talk will first review elementary ideas and definitions, and then discuss the impact of the work of nine 20th-century pioneers the speaker knew personally. The concluding section will outline prospects for future applications, list some outstanding problems, and point out key influences on the foundations of mathematics.

Public Lecture - George Boole Focus Programme in Mathematical Sciences
Date: 19 Aug 2015 20:00
Venue: Aula Maxima, North Wing of Main Quadrangle, UCC
Speaker: Hans Maassen (Radboud University, Nijmegen) Short Bio
Title: The Breakdown of Boolean Logic in Quantum Physics
Abstract: On this bicentenary of George Boole of Cork, we consider the role of Boolean logic in physics, and contrast it with the quantum logic proposed by Birkhoff and von Neumann in 1936. Although the latter work is not widely known, it could arguably be considered as a major breakthrough in our thinking about the material world. Boolean thinking needs replacement in quantum physics. Starting from this point of view we discuss the phenomenon of entanglement, the impossibility of copying quantum information, and some further quantum phenomena.

Public Lecture - George Boole Focus Programme in Mathematical Sciences
Date: 26 Aug 2015 20:00
Venue: Aula Maxima, North Wing of Main Quadrangle, UCC
Speaker: Des MacHale (University College Cork) Short Bio
Title: Sherlock Holmes, James Moriarty, and George Boole
Abstract: In this non technical talk we explore the theory that the character of Professor James Moriarty, master criminal and the arch nemesis of Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, is based on that of Professor George Boole. We present evidence that is mathematical, personal, visual, and coincidental to back up the theory. The story is a long and convoluted one and the author H.G.Wells, the inventor of Science Fiction, is a vital link that connects Doyle and Mary Everest Boole, George Boole's wife. Recent evidence is presented on several Cork people with the surname Moriarty.

GBMS & IMS Plenary Lectures
Date: 17 - 28 Aug 2015
Venue: Western Gateway Building, Room 1.07, UCC
Speakers Include: Michael Christ (Berkeley), David E. Evans (Cardiff), Barbara Fantechi (SISSA Trieste), Allan Greenleaf (Rochester), Marius Junge (UIUC), Franz Pedit (Amherst), Dana S. Scott (Carnegie Mellon), Anatoly M. Vershik (Steklov St. Petersburg), Dan-Virgil Voiculescu (Berkeley)

Annual Meeting of the Irish Mathematical Society
Date: 27 - 28 Aug 2015
Venue: Western Gateway Building, UCC
Organizer: Stephen Wills (UCC)

Theme 1: Boole and Beyond in Quantum Information Theory
Date: 17 - 20 Aug 2015
Venue: Western Gateway Building, UCC
Organizers : Matthias Christandl (Copenhagen), Benoit Collins (Kyoto), Claus Köstler (UCC)

Theme 2: From Boole's Algebra of Logic to Boolean Algebra, and Beyond
Date: 27 - 28 Aug 2015
Venue: Western Gateway Building, UCC
Steering Committee: Steven Givant (Mills College), Wilfrid Hodges (University of London), Angus Mcintyre (Queen Mary London), Michel Schellekens (UCC), Dana Scott (Carnegie Mellon)
Organizers: Aoife Hennessy (WIT), Michel Schellekens (UCC)

Theme 3: Complex and Boolean Networks
Date: 24 - 26 Aug 2015
Venue: Western Gateway Building, UCC
Organizers: Andreas Amann (UCC), Sebastian Wieczorek (UCC)

Theme 4: Geometry and Visualization
Date: 26 - 28 Aug 2015
Venue: Western Gateway Building, UCC
Organizers: Martin Kilian (UCC), Ben McKay (UCC)

Theme 5: Harmonic Analysis
Date: 19 - 22 Aug 2015
Venue: Western Gateway Building, UCC
Organizers: Spyridon Dendrinos (UCC), Eugen Zimmermann (UCC)

Theme 6: Invariants from Moduli Spaces
Date: 24 - 27 Aug 2015
Venue: Western Gateway Building, UCC
Organizers: Anca Mustata (UCC), Andrei Mustata (UCC)

Theme 7: Mathematical Financial Modelling Post-Crisis
Date: 25 - 27 Aug 2015
Venue: Western Gateway Building, UCC
Organizers: Damiano Brigo (Imperial), Bernard Hanzon (UCC), Eugen Zimmermann (UCC)

Theme 8: Quantum Probabilistic Symmetries & Quantized Boolean Algebras
Date: 20 - 25 Aug 2015
Venue: Western Gateway Building, UCC
Scientific Advisory Committee: David E. Evans (Cardiff), Vaughan Jones (Vanderbilt), Gilles Pisier (Texas A&M), Anatoly M. Vershik (Steklov St. Petersburg), Dan-Virgil Voiculescu (Berkeley)
Organizers: Claus Köstler (UCC), Stephen Wills (UCC)

IMS Special Session
Date: 27 - 28 Aug 2015
Venue: Western Gateway Building, UCC
Organizer: Stephen Wills (UCC)

Embedded International Conference: Domains XII
Date: 25 - 28 Aug 2015
Venue: Western Gateway Building, UCC
Steering Committee: Ulrich Berger (Swansea), Martin Escardo (Birmingham), Achim Jung (Birmingham), Klaus Keimel (Darmstadt), Michel Schellekens (UCC)
Organizers: Aoife Hennessy (WIT), Michel Schellekens (UCC)

Associated International Workshop: When Boole Meets Shannon
Date: 01 - 02 Sep 2015
Venue: TBC
Organizer: Emanuel Popovici (UCC)