News from NBFAS departments 1999-2005

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30.11.05 We congratulate Vladimir Kisil (Leeds), on his promotion to Reader.

17.11.05 There will be a harmonic analysis workshop in Edinburgh on December 16th 2005. More details here.

7.11.05 A 6-month temporary lectureship in Mathematics at Glasgow (1 January - 30 June 2006) is currently being advertised, deadline November 18. Details can be found here.

29.9.05 Queen's University Belfast is seeking to appoint a Professor of Pure Mathematics. Closing date November 25th. Further details here.

19.9.05 Update to information given below: Haresh Dedania is in Leeds from September 2005 to July 2006 as a Commonwealth Fellow.

20.7.05 There are a professorship and lectureship in Mathematics available at Heriot-Watt University. Closing date November 4th. Full details available here.

4.7.05 Dr Markus Haase, of the universities of Ulm and Pisa, will be joining the analysis group at Leeds as a lecturer in September 2005. His interests include Functional Calculus and Semigroup Theory.

27.6.05 The next British Mathematical Colloquium will be held in Newcastle on April 10th-13th 2006. It will include special sessions on Analysis and Geometry on Groups, and Operator Theory. The meeting's web page is here.

6.6.05 There will be a London Mathematical Society Regional meeting in Leeds on July 3rd 2006, at which the speakers will be Uffe Haagerup (Odense) and Nigel Kalton (Missouri). It will be followed by a workshop in functional analysis on July 4th-7th 2006. More details will be available here in due course.

23.5.05 Dr J. Martin Lindsay of the University of Nottingham has been appointed to the chair in Pure Mathematics at Lancaster, advertised below.

5.5.05 This year's Belfast Functional Analysis Day will feature Prof Vladimir Mueller from the Czech Academy of Science as the main speaker. He will deliver two one-hour lectures on "Orbits of Operators". As usual there will be contributed talks by the participants. The meeting will be held in the Department of Pure Mathematics at Queen's University Belfast on Saturday, 19 November 2005. Full details and further updates can be found here.

1.4.05 There are some lectureships/senior lectureships/readerships in Mathematics available at at the University of Glasgow. Closing date May 6th 2005. More details here. Also a postdoc position in operator theory (see here).

16.3.05 There will be a meeting on Banach algebras and cohomology in Leeds on 22 and 23 April 2005. The main speakers are Professor F. Gharamani (Winnipeg) and Professor A. Helemskii (Moscow). Full details here.

25.1.05 There is a lectureship in Analysis advertised at the University of Leeds. Further details here. Closing date March 1st.

13.1.05 This conference in Aveiro, Portugal on operator theory, function spaces and applications will be of interest to some NBFAS members.

20.10.04 There is a chair in Pure Mathematics advertised at the University of Lancaster. The closing date for applications is January 7th 2005. For further details see this link.

7.10.04 Alexei Pirkovskii (see below) has arrived in Leeds, and he has the E-mail address pirkosha@maths.leeds.ac.uk

3.9.04 The 7th annual Belfast Functional Analysis Day will be held in the Department of Pure Mathematics of Queen's University Belfast on Saturday, 20 November 2004. The main speaker will be Professor Lyudmila Turovska (Chalmers University, Goteborg, Sweden) who will deliver two one-hour lectures on "Operator Synthesis and Harmonic Analysis". There also will be about seven contributed 30-min talks by the participants. All information is available here.

3.9.04 With effect of 1 September 2004, Dr Ariel Blanco has been appointed Lecturer on a permanent post in the Department of Pure Mathematics at Queen's University Belfast.

7.7.04 Alina Vdovina (Max Planck Institute, Bonn) has been appointed to a lectureship in Pure Mathematics at Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

29.6.04 Niels Laustsen (Copenhagen, ex-Leeds) and Daniel Elton (Heriot-Watt) have been appointed to lectureships at Lancaster, starting on 1.1.05 and 1.9.04 respectively.

1.6.04 We congratulate the NBFAS secretary, Michael Dritschel (Newcastle), on his promotion to Reader as from August 2004.

30.5.04 The 2nd one-day meeting of Postgraduate Pure Maths in the North East will take place on Monday 28th June 2004 at the University of Newcastle. The meeting will consist of short talks given by students on their own research or relevant background. Dr Ian McIntosh (York) will be guest speaker. See here for more details.

26.4.04 Professor Frank Callier of Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (Namur, Belgium) is visiting Leeds until the end of June 2004. His interests include infinite-dimensional systems theory, spectral factorizations, etc.

23.4.04 There is a lectureship in Pure Mathematics advertised at the University of Newcastle. The closing date for applications is May 14th 2004. See this link

2.4.04 There are two lectureships in Pure Mathematics advertised at the University of Lancaster. The closing date for applications is May 7th 2004. See this link.

24.2.04 Dr Yafang Gong from the Wuhan University in China is visiting the Analysis group in Leeds from February till July 2004. He will work together with Dr V.V. Kisil on application of symmetries in Clifford analysis.

18.2.04 There is a chair in Pure Mathematics advertised at the University of York. Closing date 12.3.04. More details here.

26.1.04 Alexei Pirkovskii (Moscow) has been awarded a "Chevening Fellowship" by the UK Royal Society to come to Leeds for 1 year from 1 September 2004.

H.G. Dales has a grant from the EU for an "International Marie-Curie Fellowship" to bring Maksim Polyakov (Moscow) to Leeds for 2 years from September 2004.

Fereidoun Ghahramani of Winnipeg will spend some of his next sabbatical in Leeds - probably he will be here for April to June 2005.

H.G. Dales's former student Haresh Dedania of Sardar Patel University, Gujarat, India, has a Commonwealth Scholarship to come here for 6 months - maybe longer - starting in October 2004.

19.11.03 Dr Eva Gallardo from the University of Zaragoza will be visiting Leeds from February 16th to February 25th 2004 on an LMS Scheme 4 grant, and will give a YFAG seminar. She is an expert on composition operators and invariant subspaces.

18.11.03 IWOTA 2004, the International Workshop on Operator Theory and its Applications, will take place in Newcastle from July 12th to July 16th 2004. It now has a web page here.

21.9.03 Many NBFAS members will be interested in the MAO (Modern Analysis Online) project founded by Brian Davies, and some may wish to contribute to it. More details may be found here.

25.7.03 The 6th Belfast Functional Analysis Day will be held in the Department of Pure Mathematics of Queen's University Belfast on Saturday, 15 November 2003. The main speaker this year will be Prof Raul E Curto (University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA) who will deliver two one-hour lectures on "Hyponormality, k-hyponormality, and subnormality for Toeplitz operators and unilateral weighted shifts." There will be several contributed talks by the participants. All information will be available here in due course.

12.7.03 Guyan Robertson of the University of Newcastle, Australia, has been appointed to the chair at the University of Newcastle, UK, advertised below.

19.3.03 There is a chair in Pure Mathematics advertised at the University of Newcastle. Closing date May 2nd. More details here.

3.3.03 The University of Nottingham has joined NBFAS.

3.3.03 Dr Dmitry Yakubovich, of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, will be visiting England under LMS Scheme 2 between 12th May and 21st May 2003. He will give seminars in functional analysis in Leeds, Newcastle and Oxford.

13.2.03 Two Lecturer positions in Pure Mathematics at Queen's University Belfast are currently advertised. Starting date 1 September 2003; closing date for applications 28 March 2003. All details can be found here.

4.12.02 There will be a workshop on Invariant Subspaces in Leeds from July 3rd to July 5th 2003, as part of the programme of the European Network in Analysis and Operators. The web site of the meeting is here.

13.11.02 We congratulate Tom Körner (Cambridge) on his promotion to professor.

3.11.02 Frédéric Gourdeau of the University of Laval, Canada, is visiting Newcastle University during the academic year 2002-2003. His interests lie in Banach algebras.

10.10.02 Professor Thomas J. Ransford, sometime of Leeds and Cambridge and a former treasurer of the NBFAS, has recently been awarded a Canada Research Chair at the University of Laval. Congratulations.

24.9.02 There are two lectureships in Pure Mathematics available at the University of Aberdeen: the closing date for applications is November 1st 2002. More details can be found here.

18.9.02 Dr Romesh Kumar, University of Jammu, will be in Leeds from October 2002 to March 2003 on a Commonwealth Fellowship. His interests lie in operator theory.

17.7.02 The fifth Belfast Functional Analysis Day (BFAD2002) will be held at the Department of Pure Mathematics of Queen's University Belfast on Saturday, 16 November 2002. The main speaker this year will be Dr Isabelle Chalendar (Lyon). All information on this meeting can be found here. Addendum: some photos from the meeting can be found here.

10.5.02 Frédéric Jaeck from Bordeaux, a former student of Bernard Chevreau, has been appointed to the 1-year postdoctoral position in functional analysis mentioned below, as from 1st September 2002. He will hold it at Lancaster.

8.5.02 It is with deep sorrow that we record the death of Professor Barry Johnson FRS, at the age of 64.

6.3.02 There is a 1-year postdoctoral position in functional analysis available at either Lancaster or Newcastle, associated with the European network in Analysis and Operators. More details here. Closing date April 15th.

6.3.02 Maksim Polyakov, a former graduate student of Alexander Helemskii at Moscow State University, has arrived in Leeds. Maksim is supported by the Royal Society on a Postdoctoral Fellowship for one year from 1 March 2002 to 1 March 2003; he will work primarily with H.G. Dales. His interests centre on the cohomology of Banach algebras and on operator algebras, especially von Neumann algebras.

5.2.02 The Newcastle Operator Theory Day now has its own web page.

1.2.02 Many NBFAS members will be interested in the conference on Banach Algebras, Edmonton, Alberta, July-August 2003. Its home page is here.

15.1.02 On 1 January 2002, Dr. Ivan Todorov, formerly of the University of the Aegean on Samos Island, started a two-year postdoctoral position in the Department of Pure Mathematics of Queen's University Belfast. He is working on non-selfadjoint operator algebras and joins the research team on noncommutative functional analysis.

4.12.01 There is an instructional conference on Combinatorial Aspects of Mathematical Analysis run by ICMS in JCMB, Kings Buildings, Edinburgh from 26 March to 4 April 2002. Further details may be found here.

9.11.01 There is a Pure Mathematics lectureship available at Sheffield. Details are on the Department's web page. Closing date 4.12.01.

3.11.01 There will be an Operator Theory Day at the University of Newcastle on Saturday March 2nd 2002, with support from the London Mathematical Society. Invited speakers include Prof. James Rovnyak (University of Virginia, confirmed), and Prof. Jörg Eschmeier (University des Saarlandes, tentative). For further details contact Michael Dritschel (m.a.dritschel@ncl.ac.uk).

11.9.01 The fourth Belfast Functional Analysis Day will be held at the Department of Pure Mathematics of Queen's University Belfast on Saturday, 24 November 2001. This year's main speaker will be Prof C. Skau (Trondheim) who will deliver two one-hour lectures on "C*-Algebras and Dynamical Systems". There also will be several contributed talks by the participants. Full information is available here.

29.8.01 A two-year postdoctoral position in Functional Analysis is available in the Department of Pure Mathematics of Queen's University Belfast. The advertisement can be found here.

17.8.01 There is a temporary lectureship available at Sheffield. Details are at http://www.shef.ac.uk/jobs/acadjobs/rw2416.html

12.7.01 With effect of 1 August 2001 Dr Martin Mathieu will become Head of the Pure Mathematics Research Division at Queen's University Belfast.

1.6.01 With effect from 1 March 2001, two new Lecturers (on Scale A) have joined the Pure Mathematics Department of Queen's University Belfast. Dr Francesc Perera, which comes from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, works on C*-algebras as well as Noncommutative Ring Theory. Dr Lorenz Halbeisen, coming from the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Basel, works on Combinatorial Set Theory and Logic and has also an interest in applications of these to Banach Space Theory.

30.4.01 Dr Ariel Blanco Cedeno of the Australian National University, Canberra, will be joining the Leeds Analysis group on an Anglo-Australian Fellowship for a 12 month period, with expected starting date 1st July 2001. Ariel is a former student of Rick Loy; he will primarily work with Garth Dales and Charles Read.

19.3.01 We congratulate David Salinger (Leeds) on his promotion to Senior Lecturer as from August 1st.

14.3.01 There is a Postdoc position in Edinburgh available, associated with a European Network in Harmonic Analysis. For more details see this LaTeX file.

13.3.01 The York Operator Theory Day will go ahead as planned on April 20, 2001, thanks to LMS funding (and others). The speakers will be Oscar Blasco, Gordon Blower, Isabelle Chalendar, Carsten Michels, Nikolai Nikolskii and Nicholas Young. There are further details here.

30.12.00 Carsten Michels of the University of Oldenburg, Germany, will be joining the Leeds Pure Mathematics Department on March 1st 2001, initially as a temporary lecturer for 7 months, and then for a 12-month European Network Fellowship. His interests are in Banach Spaces and Interpolation of Operators.

4.12.00 Ken Harrison and Jo Ward, from Murdoch University, Western Australia, are visiting Leeds for December 2000 and January 2001. Their research interests are, respectively, "Operator theory in Hilbert space, computational complexity, signal processing" and "Harmonic, Fourier and wavelet analysis and their applications, signal analysis".

4.11.00 The University of York has rejoined NBFAS.

9.10.00 There is a one-year postdoctoral position in Analysis available in Leeds. More details here.

7.10.00 We congratulate Martin Mathieu (Belfast) on his promotion to Reader as from October 1st.

5.10.00 NBFAS has received a grant of 750 pounds for the year 2000/2001 from the LMS, under Scheme 3 for the support of joint research groups. Research students are encouraged to apply for a contribution towards their expenses. For further details contact the Secretary, Zina Lykova.

3.10.00 The 2000 Belfast Functional Analysis day will take place on Saturday 18th November. More details here.

30.9.00 An International Conference on Banach Algebras and Cohomology will be held at Newcastle University, England from 9.30 Monday 25th June till 1pm on Thursday 28th June 2001, to mark the outstanding scientific contributions and the retirement of Barry Johnson. The conference's own Web Site is here.

25.9.00 There is an opening for a Lectureship in Pure Mathematics at Queen's University Belfast. This is a permanent post at either scale A or B (depending on experience). Though the main interests in the Department lie in Analysis and Topology, there is no preference for any area in Pure Mathematics. More details can be found here. The closing date is 20 October 2000.

20.7.00 Charles Read (Trinity College, Cambridge) will be joining the Analysis group at Leeds as a professor starting in October 2000.

17.7.00 Dr Alban Quadrat from Marne-la-Vallée has joined the Analysis group at Leeds as a Marie Curie fellow. His interests include Banach Algebras and Systems Theory.

3.7.00 There is now a web site for the EU Research Training Network in Analysis.

7.6.00 There is now a postdoctoral position available in Amsterdam, associated with the EU Research Training Network in Analysis. Details here. And another in Trondheim.

23.5.00 This year's edition of the Belfast Functional Analysis Day will be held on 18 November 2000.The main speaker is Armando R Villena Munoz (Granada) who will speak on "Automatic continuity in associative and nonassociative context".

11.5.00 There is now a postdoctoral position available in Paris 6, associated with the EU Research Training Network in Analysis. Details here.

5.5.00 Aurelian Gheondea is visiting Newcastle for a month (1st May-9th June). He is from the Maths Institute of the Rumanian Academy of Science in Bucharest and works in operator theory and Krein space theory.

5.5.00 Jim Agler (NBFAS speaker) will be visiting Newcastle from May 25th till September 9th.

5.5.00 Isabelle Chalendar (Lyon), who works in Operator Theory, will be visiting Leeds from May 24th to June 3rd.

5.5.00 A new EU Research Training Network "Classical Analysis, Operator Theory, Geometry of Banach spaces, their interplay and their applications" is just starting up; one of the nodes is Leeds, with subnodes at Cambridge, Lancaster, Newcastle and Sheffield. In particular, there are now postdoctoral positions available at Barcelona. Details here. More information on the network will be available in June.

6.3.00 The 52nd British Mathematical Colloquium will take place in Leeds from April 17th to April 20th. This will include large amounts of Functional Analysis. Full details here.

2.1.00 With effect of 1 December 1999, Dr Chi-Keung Ng (formerly U Oxford) has joined the Department of Pure Mathematics of Queen's University Belfast as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Dr Ng is working in C*-Algebra Theory, in particular Hopf C*-algebras and quantum groups.

8.11.99 The second Belfast Functional Analysis Day is to be held on Saturday, 20 November 1999 at Queen's University Belfast. Full details here.

8.11.99 The Queen's University of Belfast has now joined NBFAS.

21.10.99 A lectureship and a temporary lectureship in Pure Mathematics are available at Sheffield. Further details here.

27.9.99 There will be a 1-day conference in Operator Theory in Newcastle on Saturday 6th November. More details here.

22.9.99 Douglas Somerset is no longer a full-time lecturer at Aberdeen: he is training to be a minister and is presently in Harris for 9 months. He still has a link with Aberdeen in that he has an Honorary Research Fellowship. Current E-mail address: somerset@quidinish.fsnet.co.uk.

15.9.99 There are two lectureships in Pure Mathematics available at Leeds. Further details here.

14.9.99 Dr Fang Bo Yeh is spending the academic year 1999/2000 at the Department of Mathematics, Newcastle University. Dr Yeh is from Taiwan. He has a PhD from Glasgow University, and his main interest is H infinity control.

8.9.99 Dr Michael Dritschel has just joined the Newcastle Maths Department. He has formerly been at Purdue, Cincinnati and Groningen Universities. His interests are in operator theory, on both Hilbert and Krein spaces.

1.9.99 Dr Vladimir Kisil, from the University of Odessa, has joined the Leeds department as a University Research Fellow in Applied Analysis.

Last updated on September 3rd 2006 by Jonathan Partington