FAQ

YRM 2015 is being held from 17th-20th August 2015 in the Andrew Wiles Building, which is the location of the Oxford Mathematical Institute.See map.

Registration has now closed. Registered participants can pick up their conference pack and name badge in the foyer of the Andrew Wiles Building starting on the morning of the 17th August. We are delighted to announce that the conference will then officially begin with a welcome talk from Professor Andrew Wiles himself at 12:30pm.

Please make sure that you wear your conference name badge at all times, especially during tea, coffee and lunch.

If your question isn't answered below, feel free to send us an email. If you have any questions at the conference itself, the organisers will be wearing Oxford Maths Department t-shirts, complete with Penrose tilings, and will be happy to help.


Schedule

Q: I need an overhead projector, what do I do?
A: Please find the person chairing your session and check that it is in a compatible format. All the rooms are equipped with rolling whiteboards, computers and digital projectors. It would be easiest if you can transfer your slides using a USB stick, but it is possible to connect an external laptop to the projector system if need be.
Q: How long is my talk?
A: All delegates' talks will be 20 minutes, with up to 5 minutes for questions at the end. In order to make sure that people have enough time to transfer between rooms between talks, people leading the sessions will be strict about cutting speakers off after their time is up.
Q: How does the poster competition work?
A: There will be a poster session in which delegates and judges can look at the posters, hear your explanation of your poster's content and ask you questions. There will be a prize and also glory.
Q: What is the G-research quantitative finance workshop
A: On Tuesday we will host a very exciting interactive workshop run by professional Quantitative Researchers from G-research. The workshop will be a discussion of some of the mathematical issues involved in portfolio construction. You will have the opportunity to consider one or more open-ended investment problems and come up with your own, mathematically based trading strategies. These will be run competitively against each other for the chance of a prize! No prior knowledge of finance is necessary, but some familiarity with the very basic terminology of investment and risk management would be beneficial.

Meals
Q: Are refreshments provided?
A: Lunch is provided and will be served in the Mezzanine each day at 13:00 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Tea and Coffee is provided twice daily and will be served in the Mezzanine at 10:30 and 15:00. Dinner is not provided except for the conference dinner, snacks will be provided at the wine receptions and there is a list of local restaurants in the conference booklet. The conference dinner will be held in Somerville College, marked on the map at the back of the conference booklet, the dinner will be at 19:15 on Wednesday 19th August.
Q: How about breakfast?
A: Breakfast is not included. There are many cafes in central Oxford which offer reasonably priced breakfasts, e.g. the Turl St Kitchen, Brown's Cafe or Heroes. There are also branches of Tesco, Sainsbury's, Pret a Manger, McDonalds, etc.etc.

Accommodation

Q: Do you offer ensuite accommodation?
A: The best option is University Rooms. Look out for rooms at Wycliffe, Keble, Merifield, or Magdalen as these are good value and a short walk from the conference.
Q: Where is the conference accommodation?
A: On Turl Street, see the accommodation page. You can pick up your room key from Lincoln College porters' lodge; full details and a map will be emailed to you nearer the time.
Q: What is the check-in and check-out procedure?
A: To check in, please make your way to the Lincoln College Porters' Lodge on Turl Street (see map at back of booklet). The porters will give you your keys and directions to your room. The lodge is manned 24 hours a day - if you have any problems or questions about the accommodation the porters are extremely helpful and will be happy to assist you. Before you come to the conference on Thursday morning, please make your way to the Lincoln College Porters' Lodge on Turl Street to return your keys.
Q: What about left luggage?
A: There will be a designated room for left luggage on the Monday Afternoon 12:00 - 18:00 and Thursday Morning 8:30 - 13:00. To access this room you will need to speak to one of the members of the Oxford Maths Institute.

Travel and practical issues

Q: How do I access the internet?
A: Wi-fi access will be available through Eduroam. You will need to set up Eduoram with your home institution in advance. If you are staying in our conference accommodation there is a separate Wi-Fi network available there.
Q: Is parking available?
A: Accessible parking places at the conference venue are available by prior booking with a clear explanation of the circumstances of need. Other than this there is no parking at the department. If you are travelling by car, we recommend using the Pear Tree Park and Ride car park and catching the bus route 300, which stops opposite the Mathematical Institute.
Q: How about bike racks?
A: We have lots and lots of hoops to lock bikes to.