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.

2020 Online LMS Lecture Series: NBFAS, in association with the LMS, organized a series of online lectures on "Lipschitz problems for discrete metric spaces" given by Dr Michael Dymond (University of Innsbruck). The recorded lectures and notes are available here.

Next meeting: Birmingham. Speakers: Sophie Grivaux (Laboratoire Paul Painlevé de l'Université de Lille, France; Banach spaces, Operator theory) and Victor Vinnikov (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel; Functional analysis, Noncommutative function theory ). (dates tba)

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:

NBFAS is registered with the Charity Commissioners, Reg. No. 313424.