North British Functional Analysis Seminars
The North British Functional Analysis Seminar (NBFAS) was founded in February 1968 by the late Frank Bonsall and John Ringrose with a meeting at the University of Edinburgh. The founding universities were Edinburgh and Newcastle. Since then, almost 200 meetings took place at the growing number of member institutions (at present 12 universities in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland) with the purpose to bring to the UK leading figures in functional analysis that are based outside the UK. The seminar normally meets three times a year, holding a one or two-day meeting in one of its member institutions, where distinguished mathematicians, usually from abroad, are invited to lecture.
Next meeting: Lancaster, April 11-12 2019. Speakers: Piotr Koszmider (IMPAN, Poland; set-theoretic methods in C*-algebras and Banach algebras) and Lyudmilla Turowska (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden; operator algebras, representation theory). The meeting will be right after the British Mathematical Colloquium 2019 (Lancaster).
The following universities are members of NBFAS: Aberdeen, Queen's University Belfast, Birmingham, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heriot-Watt, Lancaster, Leeds, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Nottingham, Oxford.
The current organizing committee is as follows:
- Secretary: Dr Evgenios Kakariadis (Newcastle).
- Treasurer: Dr Yemon Choi (Lancaster).
- Local representatives: Prof. Robert Archbold (Aberdeen), Dr Martin Mathieu (Belfast), Dr Olga Maleva (Birmingham), Dr András Zsák (Cambridge), Prof. Anthony Carbery (Edinburgh), Dr Christian Voigt (Glasgow), Dr Heiko Gimperlein (Heriot-Watt), Dr Derek Kitson (Lancaster), Dr Ben G. Sharp (Leeds), Dr David Kimsey (Newcastle-upon-Tyne), Dr Joel Feinstein (Nottingham), Prof. Charles J.K. Batty (Oxford).
NBFAS is registered with the Charity Commissioners, Reg. No. 313424.