7th South East Mathematical Physics Seminars

7th SEMPS meeting

Monday July 11th, 2016

Mathematical Institute, Oxford; lecture room L3 (L5 in the afternoon)


The 7th meeting of the South East Mathematical Physics Seminars (SEMPS) will be held on Monday 11th July 2016 at the Mathematical Insitute, University of Oxford. All talks will be in the lecture room L3/L5 (morning/afternoon) in the mezzanine, with coffee and tea served in the Maths Common Room.

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