Participant Testimonials

May 22 - May 27, 2016

My time at BIRS was helpful to me in a number of ways: I was able to make great progress on a joint paper I'm working on with a colleague who attended the same conference; I was able to personally meet and talk with several mathematicians whose work I've been influenced by; I was given an idea for a future research project by a senior researcher who was interested in the results I described at BIRS; a discussion with a colleague made me aware of some simplifications that could be made to a paper I recently submitted (which I then revised and resubmitted); and lastly, not having any obligations besides attending lectures and eating meals, I was able to get a good bit of writing done.

Jonathan Beardsley Mathematics, Johns Hopkins University/University of Washington

BIRS provides an excellent setting for focused work. I came away with new ideas and better understanding of old ideas.

Niles Johnson Mathematics, Ohio State University Newark