The theme of the meeting will be "Imperfections, boundaries and noise in pattern formation".
The meeting will open with two pedagogical review lectures by Dr Grant Lythe and Prof Peter Daniels, to be followed by four research talks.
||Timescales and lengthscales from noise
||Boundaries and imperfections in pattern formation
||Average symmetry and multimode coherence in lasers
||Intermittent dynamics in an interaction of saddle-node and Hopf bifurcations
||Instabilities induced by a weak breaking of the 1:2 spatial mode interaction
||Boundary effects and the onset of Taylor vortices
Postdocs and research students are warmly encouraged to attend, and will be given preference in financial support.
Please circulate this announcement to anyone who may be interested in coming.
For further details, contact Alastair Rucklidge (A.M.Rucklidge at leeds.ac.uk).
For those walking up from the rail station, this map might help. Aim for the bridge on Calverley Street, just beyond the Leeds General Infirmary, above the word 'Tunnel'. This bridge leads to the South Entrance of the University (see yet another map). The Roger Stevens Building is behind a large square pool.
For those who are driving, there is a 2.60 parking charge, payable at the main entrance. Tell the security guard at the entrance that you are here for a meeting in the Department of Applied Mathematics, and he will direct you to a visitors' car park: the usual parking is the blue P above the words `Inner Ring Road' on the centre-right of this map, and it is easily recongnised by the large number of cherry trees.