Invariant Subspaces and Banach Algebras

A meeting in memory of Charles Read (1958-2015)

Charles Read photo

There was a two-day meeting in Leeds in memory of Charles Read on Thursday 1st September and Friday 2nd September 2016.

The following collaborators of Charles spoke:

David Blecher (Houston, Texas, USA)    Slides (PDF)
Béla Bollobás (Cambridge and Memphis)
Garth Dales (Lancaster)    Slides (PDF)
Eva Gallardo-Gutiérrez (Madrid, Spain)
Fereidoun Ghahramani (Manitoba, Canada)    Slides (PDF)
Richard Loy (ANU, Canberra, Australia)    Slides (PDF)
George Willis (Newcastle, Australia)    Slides (PDF)

The lectures took place in the MALL, School of Mathematics, University of Leeds. PROGRAMME and ABSTRACTS (PDF).

There was a registration fee of £10 (waived for speakers and UK postgraduates).


There was a conference dinner on Thursday 1st September at 19.00 in University House (on campus).

A map is available here (PDF file). General travel information: here. For accommodation, we would recommend anywhere in the city centre -- the campus is very close. See for example this site. Or else this one.

The meeting was funded by the London Mathematical Society and the University of Leeds. Financial support for UK postgraduates was available.

Organizers: Jonathan Partington and David Salinger (j.r.partington and d.l.salinger AT

Last updated on 23rd September 2016 by Jonathan Partington