Participant Testimonials

Oct 11 - Oct 16, 2009

... While the peaceful and beautiful environment of BIRS definitely contributed to the success of the conference, it was the quality of the invited speakers which made all the difference. To the best of my knowledge, this was the very first conference specifically dedicated to the subject of Dedekind sums. I was surprised how popular the subject is and how many people from various other areas of mathematics and other parts of the world showed up. Many of the participants I met for the first time. As a result of attending the conference, I am starting to write a book on Dedekind sums. Moreover, a collaboration with a fellow mathematician I met at the conference was initiated on a joint project. I also learned about three interesting problems to work on in the future...

Robert Sczech Mathematics and Computer Science, Rutgers University