Brian Davies 65th birthday conference
8-9 December 2009, King's College London
Supported by the London Mathematical Society

Followed by a special session of the London Analysis Seminar
10 December 2009, University College London

Professor E.Brian Davies, FRS

  • Albrecht Boettcher (Chemnitz)
  • Nick Higham (Manchester)
  • Frederic Klopp (Paris-13)
  • Vladimir Maz'ya (Linkoping and Liverpool)
  • Barry Simon (Caltech)
  • John Toland (Bath)
  • Nick Trefethen (Oxford)
  • Maciej Zworski (Berkeley)


  • Lyonell Boulton (Heriot-Watt)
  • Gerassimos Barbatis (Athens)

Organisers: Alexander Pushnitski and Eugene Shargorodsky (King's College London)


Tuesday 8 December: The Hardy Room, London Mathematical Society, 57-58 Russell Square, London, WC1B 4HS.
Wednesday 9 December: room 116, Franklin-Wilkins Building, Waterloo Campus, King's College London, Stamford Street, London, SE1 9NH.
Thursday 10 December: Department of Mathematics, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT.

Conference dinner: Tuesday 8 December, 7pm, Bevis Marks Restaurant

Buffet reception: Monday 7 December, 5-8pm, Council Room, King's College London.


Transparencies of the talks:

John Toland (Bath) A Minimal Jump Principle for Singular Limits of Non-convex Variational Problems

Barry Simon (Caltech) Natural boundaries and spectral theory preprint

Nick Higham (Manchester) Roots of Matrices

Albrecht Boettcher (Chemnitz) Weighted Markov-type inequalities, norms of Volterra operators, and zeros of Bessel functions (preprint)

Maciej Zworski (Berkeley) Probabilistic Weyl laws for quantized tori (to play animations, open with Adobe Reader)

Vladimir Maz'ya (Linkoping and Liverpool) Bounds for eigenfunctions of the Laplacian on noncompact Riemannian manifolds

Frederic Klopp (Paris-Nord) Spectral statistics for random Hamiltonians in the localized regime

Nick Trefethen (Oxford) Impossibility of approximating analytic functions from equispaced samples (preprint)