Participant Testimonials

May 17 - May 22, 2020

The online workshop at BIRS during the COVID19 pandemic lead to me gaining three new collaborators and new ideas for future research. This was at a time when travel to work with collaborators was not even possible. Thank you BIRS!

Blake Barker Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Mathematics, Brigham Young University

While the online workshop could never replace being together in person at BIRS, I was quite happy with the format of the BIRS workshop online. During the week we discussed open problems. I proposed one of my own, and aided by the feedback I received will be preparing it into a NSF grant proposal. I also took part in discussions of other open problems, one of which is now leading to a new paper.

Jonathan Jaquette Postdoc
Mathematics, Brandeis University