Participant Testimonials

Feb 24 - Mar 01, 2019

I was very glad that I could present new results on "B-Spline-Based Monotone Multigrain Methods for the Valuation of American Options" during this workshop which were very well received. There is great potential to applying these results to the numerical solution of obstacle problems in Isogeometric Analysis in which a lot of the engineering participants were interested. Certainly several of the participants I would not have met at other occasions.

Angela Kunoth Mathematical Institute, University of Cologne

An excellent and stimulating environment for communicating research and networking.

Angelos Mantzaflaris Inria Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée

Participating in the Isogeometric Splines: Theory and Applications BIRS workshop was a great and unique experience. The exceptional atmosphere stimulated fruitful and in-depth discussion with colleagues and friends. The diversity of topics ranging from adaptive spline technologies for geometry modeling to isogeometric analysis based simulations showed that this field of research is very active and interdisciplinary. Thank you BIRS for this great opportunity.

Matthias Möller Department of Applied Mathematics, Delft University of Technology

BIRS is a unique venue and most effective in the small seminar series where one gets to know everyone. I am pursuing joint research now with a faculty from Germany whose work I was not aware before although it fits perfectly with what I was working on. Thanks BIRS!

Jorg Peters University of Florida

The BIRS workshop was an important occasion to talk about the topic of IgA. Being not too many people it was easier to get in contact with all the participants, discuss with them also during lunch and dinner time. All the talks had 45 minutes so everybody had the chance to present their results in more detail, giving more insight and explaining also the difficulties they have encountered during the work (usually in a 20 min talk this is not done...). It was also a good opportunity to learn about the hottest topic within IgA.

Maria Lucia Sampoli Prof.
Information Engineering and Mathematics, Università degli Studi di Siena