The annual meeting of the Irish Mathematical Society

April 15-16, 2016, School of Mathematics, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin.

This year, the meeting celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Society; the meeting where the constitution of the Society was accepted took place at TCD on 14 April 1976. The meeting is organised by Vladimir Dotsenko and Richard Timoney.

Invited speakers

David Conlon (Oxford)

Graham Ellis (NUIG)

Stephen Gardiner (UCD)

Derek Kitson (Lancaster)

Anca Mustata (UCC)

Andreea Nicoara (TCD)

Ann O'Shea (NUIM)

Rachel Quinlan (NUIG)

Stuart White (Glasgow)


There is no registration fee for IMS members, the registration fee for non-IMS members will be €20, payable in cash on the first day of the event. To facilitate the catering arrangements, we request the participants to register before April 1. The registration form is available through the http URL


All lectures will take place in Maxwell lecture theatre, Hamilton Building (see the interactive map Titles of the talks are below, all abstracts are available in PDF format via the http URL

Friday April 15

9:30-10:00 Registration

10:00-10:50 David Conlon, Inequalities in graphs

Coffee break

11:15-12:05 Andreea Nicoara, Connections between several complex variables and real algebraic geometry

12:10-13:00 Stephen Gardiner, Universal approximation in analysis

Lunch (sandwiches provided)

14:00-14:50 Stuart White, Quasidiagonality and amenability

14:55-15:45 Graham Ellis, Computing with 2×2 matrices

Coffee break

16:10-17:00 Ann O'Shea, Understanding understanding

18:30 Conference dinner at Dunnes and Crescenzi, 16 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2

Saturday April 16

10:00-10:50 Anca Mustata, Combinatorial data encoding the intersection theory and the Gromov-Witten invariants of a variety with C× action

Coffee break

11:15-12:05 Derek Kitson, Combinatorial characterisations for rigid symmetric frameworks

12:10:13:00 Rachel Quinlan, I almost wish I hadn't gone down that rabbit-hole...

13:00-14:00 IMS General Meeting (note the venue: New Seminar Room of School of Mathematics, House 20, Westland Row)