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London Mathematical Society - EPSRC Durham Symposium
Automorphic forms and Galois representations
Monday 18th July - Thursday 28th July 2011

The LMS - EPSRC Durham Research Symposia began in 1974, and form an established series of international research meetings, with over 90 symposia to date. They provide an excellent opportunity to explore an area of research in depth, to learn of new developments, and to instigate links between different branches. The format is designed to allow substantial time for interaction and research. The meetings are held in July and August, usually lasting for 10 days, with up to 70 participants, roughly half of whom will come from the UK. Lectures and seminars take place in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Durham University


Information about the aims, objectives and partcipants.

Travel Information

Useful information about travelling to Durham can be found on the Department of Mathematics webpages and on the Durham University pages. Participants from overseas may wish to consider the following options.

One option is to fly to Manchester. There are direct trains from Manchester airport to Durham, taking about 3 hours.

Another option is to fly to Newcastle airport. From there one takes a Metro to Newcastle Central (around 25 minutes) and a train to Durham (around 15 minutes). Otherwise a taxi takes around 30 minutes depending on traffic.

One can also come via London and take the train from London (King's cross) to Durham. It takes over an hour on the underground to get from Heathrow airport to King's cross train station, and it is roughly a 3-hour train ride from London to Durham. If you prefer to take this route, then it is a good idea to buy train tickets in advance. Otherwise they are very expensive.


Accommodation for most participants will be in Holgate House, Grey College. This is conveniently located near to the lecture rooms in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Guest rooms offer en-suite and internet-connection facilities. Attendance is by invitation only and fees for self-supporting participants are payable by cash, credit card, sterling cheques or sterling travellers cheques at registration.

Organising Committee:
Fred Diamond (King's College London), Payman Kassaei (King's College London), Minhyong Kim (University College London)