The Stone-Cech Compactification: Theory and Applications
Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge
July 6 – 8 2016

The Stone-Cech compactification of the natural numbers is an extraordinary object. It is extremely difficult to understand, and there remains a vast amount to discover. The analysis of its properties lies at the crossroads of many disciplines: topology, topological algebra, Banach algebras, combinatorics, and ergodic theory.

The conference aims to bring together many of the world's top researchers, from all of these different backgrounds, whose work has helped in the understanding of the Stone-Cech compactification and how it controls combinatorial and other phenomena. It is timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the start of the famous Hindman-Strauss collaboration, and Neil Hindman and Dona Strauss will be the guests of honour.

Schedule of talks. The talks will take place in Meeting Room 3, CMS

The confirmed speakers are:

The conference will run from the morning of Wednesday 6th July until lunchtime on Friday 8th July. There will be a Conference Dinner on the Thursday.

The financial assistance of the London Mathematical Society is gratefully acknowledged. Part of their grant is directly for the participation of graduate students, who are warmly encouraged to attend and for whom travel and accommodation will be subsidised (subject to funds).

The organisers are Garth Dales (Lancaster) and Imre Leader (Cambridge). For further information, or to register, please contact Imre Leader: i.leader@dpmms.cam.ac.uk