Participant Testimonials

Nov 13 - Nov 18, 2016

I was able to make substantial progress on some long standing problems because I was able to spend time with my collaborators in a setting that is conducive to mathematical research.

Kay Magaard Mathematics, University Birmingham

This was a very inspiring workshop with well-prepared talks. I liked in particular the wide range of topics discussed. This allowed me to learn about new developments in subjects outside my immediate field of research.

Gunter Malle Fachbereich Mathematik, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern

BIRS provides a wonderful mix of beauty and scientific stimulation.

Andre Nies Computer Science, The University of Auckland

The workshop was excellent. I really enjoyed the diversity in the research areas of the conference. The workshop was especially important for me as I had extended time to discuss a large joint project with my coauthor Donna Testerman.

Gary Seitz Emiritus Professor
mathematics, University of Oregon

I very much enjoyed the workshop and the lectures. I also got to work intensely with Prof. Aschbacher on a new project, as well as to continue my collaboration with Prof. Magaard on a joint project. Both of these projects are related to some of the main themes of the workshop.

Pham Tiep Mathematics, University of Arizona

The BIRS workshop Permutation Groups was a productive and enjoyable meeting, which brought together researchers from model theory, permutation group theory, and locally compact group theory. My research primarily considers locally compact groups, and this meeting introduced me model-theoretic and number-theoretic sources of locally compact groups. The meeting also afforded ample time to discuss ongoing projects with collaborators. Overall, it was a great experience, and I look forward to my next opportunity to attend a BIRS meeting!

Phillip Wesolek Riley Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences, Binghamton University