Participant Testimonials

Apr 13 - Apr 18, 2014

I had an excellent scientific stay at BIRS. The talks were very stimulating and gave me a lot of new knowledge on fusion categories and techniques on classification of subfactors. The format of the workshop was really excellent because it gave the opportunity to discuss with other participants and ask questions to experts. I began a new collaboration with Dave Penneys and Noah Snyder (two of the organizers) about classification of Subfactors and rigidity theory. This collaboration will certainly ends up with a paper in a few months. By asking a question to Masaki Izumi, I got new insights regarding my current research on infinite depth subfactors. Furthermore, I had and interesting discussion with Makoto Yamashita and people that are more on the algebraic side of my current research.

Arnaud Brothier Postdoc
Mathematics, Vanderbilt University

It was a good opportunity for me to concentrate on mathematics, and lectures and personal conversations with other researchers were really useful for my own research. I learned new facts during the workshop, and based on them I discovered some more by myself in the following week.

Masaki Izumi professor
Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University

This was a wonderful meeting where I met new people and learned new topics. Ample time for discussion was also very useful.

Yasuyuki Kawahigashi Professor
Mathematical Sciences, The University of Tokyo

The workshop is related to my recent research. I met many experts and learned a lot.

Zhengwei Liu Vanderbilt University