Participant Testimonials

Jan 10 - Jan 15, 2010

... the BIRS meeting was wonderfully productive. I presented late in the meeting and I added four slides to my talk inspired by the overall themes covered and the common framework that I saw emerging. Today I gave a lecture in my graduate course on inverse problems that was essentially just an expanded version of those four slides.

Scott Carney Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

... This was one of the best meetings I have been to in a long time. The combination of facilities, location, organization, and warm hospitality is essentially unparalleled in my experience. Moreover, my research program benefited directly from information exchanged with other participants and we will actively pursue a number of new approaches as a result. Many thanks for sponsoring and facilitating such a productive and stimulating workshop.

Stephen Levene Molecular & Cell Biology and Physics, University of Texas at Dallas

The BIRS meeting last week was one of the best meetings I have ever attended both in terms of scientific quality and organisation. It helped me to focus my research program and enabled me to tie contacts with scientists from other fields interested in similar problems. In short, the meeting was exemplary in all respects. Many thanks to the organizers!

Georgi Muskhelishivili School of Engineering and Science, Jacobs University, Bremen

... I was very impressed by the impeccable organization and the excellent facilities at the Banff Center. Most importantly, the meeting gave me both the opportunity to expose my work to new audiences (mathematicians and biologists) with whom I normally have limited interaction, and to learn a lot from them.

Yitzhak Rabin Physics, Bar-Ilan University

I think that workshop was particularly successful. It brought together two very different groups of people and speakers really made an effort to make their work intelligible to the "other" community. I learned a lot from my stay at BIRS.

Stuart Whittington Chemical Physics Theory Group, University of Toronto

... as a biologist I found the workshop inspiring and have formed a collaboration with a mathematician on the spot there. I will keep you posted on our research progresses. I thank the organizers for doing a fabulous job of bringing different people together and for including me.

Wei Yang Chief, Structure and Mechanism Section
LMB, NIDDK, National Institute for Health