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Testimonials: The Community in Support of CMO/BIRS

Sep 01 - Sep 06, 2019

I really enjoyed the workshop in Oaxaca, it gave an excellent overview over the recent developments in the area: in particular I liked the introductory talks on the first two days, which were all excellently presented (not commenting my own talk!). For the rest, Gustavo Jasso's and Tobias Dyckerhoff's talks were very interesting to me, since they concern some exciting new connections to symplectic geometry. All in all, the organizers made a great selection of talks! I also appreciated the long lunch breaks so that we had some time to work with my collaborator Colin Ingalls.

Eleonore Faber University of Leeds
Aug 18 - Aug 23, 2019

The workshop was relaxing and stimulating at the same time. Really enjoyed it!

Wenying Shou Fred Hutch Cancer Center
Aug 11 - Aug 16, 2019

The workshop was extremely interesting for me. My research interest lies between geometry and analysis, approaching number theory tangentially. This workshop gave me the great opportunity to work on a specific problem in analytic number theory. It is a new topic for me but that has called my attention for several years. Working in my group was great, I learned many things. We hope to continue working on our problem and to eventually obtain a publication out of it. In spite the tight schedule, there was still space and time to talk with participants working in other groups. It is a nice and interesting community.

Clara Aldana Assistant Professor
Departamento de Matemáticas y Estadística, Universidad del Norte

The workshop Number Theory in the Americas was organised in a somewhat non-standard way: all the participants were split into small group each working on some research topic. I feel that it was a very exciting and productive week. With our group, we discovered a new interesting problem about Salem numbers and were able to solve it in a special case of fields of degree 4. We are currently preparing these results for publication. Banff Oaxaca has excellent conditions for this type of workshops, all the activity is centered in the main hotel and there is a lot of interaction between the members of the different groups. To conclude, I can hardly resist mentioning that our office space had the blackboard next to the open air pool.

The workshop was great in all its aspects. I was in a group which worked in an area closely related to mine so it was fantastic that it let me learn new things. We plan to write a paper with the ideas that came up during that week. It was also helpful in my future career thanks to the session that we had focused on work opportunities.

Diego Gonzalez Sanchez Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas

This workshop led to a fruitful collaboration with researchers I met at the conference. To my great surprise, the problem we focused on during the workshop ended up being very closely related to my main research interests, though a priori it was in no way clear to me that this would happen. We continue to work and write up our results, and the end product looks promising.

David Krumm Mathematics, Reed College

This was a wonderful workshop that provided perfect conditions to initiate collaborations among Spanish speaking number theorists. I am extremely grateful that I had this unique opportunity and I hope there will be more workshops like this in the future

Matilde Lalin Département de mathématiques et de statistique, Université de Montréal

The workshop was very stimulating. Working in something that can turn out to be a new research project from 9am to 11pm was fun.

Julian Mejia Cordero The Ohio State University

The workshop delivered on everything that I hope it would: new collaborators, new research projects and new personal connections.

Nathan Ryan Professor
Mathematics, Bucknell University

The workshop was excellent. Together with my group, we proved some theorems and we expect to be able to publish 1 or 2 papers from it. It helped encourage me into a (slightly) different area of number theory. I think it helps my career in that I will get more publications and that I collaborated with new people. The program also helped me come up with ideas for my upcoming sabbatical (2020-2021).

Enrique Treviño López Associate Professor
Mathematics and Computer Science, Lake Forest College
Aug 04 - Aug 09, 2019

This workshop helped me build momentum in an area that I had taken first steps into, giving me a good overview of the current "state of play" in the field and highlighting important questions. That overview will also flow through to my students. At the graduate student level, I learned that an important new result combined two areas that we had had reading groups in, so this will be a good topic to bring together what my graduate students have learned. At the undergraduate level, I offer undergraduate projects in (the very preliminaries of) this area; the overview I gained will help me in guiding these projects, with new directions in which I can suggest students take their project.

Andrew Brooke-Taylor University Academic Fellow
School of Mathematics, University of Leeds

This workshop was a great opportunity to reconnect with the main researchers in my field, learn what they are up to, and update them on my most recent research projects as well. Given that Set Theory is a highly international branch of Mathematics (with many active researchers throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Oceania), there are very few occasions to meet with the main people in the field, all at once. This workshop provided us with one really outstanding such meeting.

David Fernández Bretón Postdoctoral Fellow
Mathematics, Cinvestav

I found this workshop very useful and stimulating for my research. The workshop was masterfully organized, both in terms of number of talks, choice of topics, and quality of the lectures. It is certainly going to impact my research.

Ulises Ariet Ramos-García Assistant Professor
Centro de Cencias Matemáticas, UNAM

I got a rare opportunity to present my latest line of research to a very strong group of colleagues in an environment which nurtures productive discussion and collaboration. In addition, the schedule had many talks that I was itching to hear for several months, at the same time leaving ample time for private debates and soul-searching. The quiet and beautiful environment invites intellectual activity. Keep up the great work!

Jindrich Zapletal Mathematics, University of Florida
Jul 28 - Aug 02, 2019

The CMO-BIRS workshop entitled "Timelike Boundaries in General Relativistic Evolution Problems" was very beneficial both for my scientific research and for my professional life. It brought together experts from all over the world in both theoretical and numerical aspects of this important and timely topic. During the workshop, I had the opportunity to present my current work, including areas in which I am stuck. The participants gave me valuable feedback regarding the importance of my work, how to proceed, and interest in collaborations. The workshop was structured so that there were plenty of opportunities between talks or during breaks to meet other participants and explore lines of mutual interest. In addition to giving me clarity about my current research, the workshop enabled me to form new connections regarding other work I have done in the past. For example, I met a mathematician who is proving well-posedness of a formulation very similar to one that I and collaborators had developed several years ago but about which he was unaware. Our connection can now be very helpful in our specific lines of research. Additionally, I was able to inform other colleagues of work and results of which they were unaware. The organization of the workshop was terrific for several reasons. First, it brought together mathematicians, theoretical physicists, and numerical relativists so that a wealth of applicable information was exchanged through boundaries that normally separate these disparate disciplines. Second, we came together for delicious meals three times a day in a beautiful and cozy environment, which helped us familiarize ourselves with one another in a jovial way. Finally, the number of speakers per session and the time allotted for each speaker was perfect — there was plenty of time to understand, discuss, and absorb the work presented. Finally, I can wholeheartedly say that this was the best conference experience I have had in my entire professional career. The organizers and all the staff did a fantastic job and I am very grateful.

Luisa Buchman Caltech, UW Bothell

The workshop gave me valuable insight into a field that is somewhat removed from my own area of expertise, but that I hope to connect to more closely in the future.

Robert Oeckl Investigador Titular B
Centro de Ciencias Matemáticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Jun 23 - Jun 28, 2019

I want to thank the CMO-BIRS for its hospitality and for giving the opportunity to participate in an event that will definitely have an impact on my career. I did my PhD in the United Kingdom and I am currently working there as research fellow. Physical distance between Europe and the Americas makes the interaction between researchers of these continents difficult. I am happy that the WIG II workshop gave me the opportunity to meet researchers from the Americas, specially from my home country, Mexico. Over the week that the workshop lasted, I was able to participate actively in a research project which involves both new and known topics of my own research. This interaction with colleagues whose research areas partially overlap mine has broadened my view on the connections between different areas of mathematics. I am glad to say that after a week of work at the CMO our team obtained its first results, and we have now created a plan to consolidate this effort in a paper and in future collaborations.

Ingrid Membrillo Solis Reseach Fellow
Mathematics, University of Southampton
Jun 16 - Jun 21, 2019

A recent collaborator was at the same workshop and this gave us a great opportunity to make a lot of progress on our joint work, in a very nice setting.

Hélène Eynard-Bontemps Maîtresse de Conférences
UPMC - Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu - Paris Rive Gauche

First of all I would like to extend my appreciation to you for your hospitality at Casa Matemática Oaxaca. I really enjoyed my stay at CMO and the workshop. Fortunately I have an opportunity to present my recent work jointly with Tetsuya Ito and Masakazu Teragaito in a series of three talks at the workshop. After the talk we discussed several participants and have gotten some useful information. We hope we will develop the discussion for future works. Thanks again for your kind hospitality. My stay in CMO is a good memory in my Mathematical life!

Kimihiko Motegi Professor
Mathematics, Nihon University

Our stay at Casa Mathematica was excellent in every way. All the technical and management details were handled impeccably by the staff. In addition the stay is certainly beautiful. This certainly influenced the scientific development and it was very pleasant and conducive to discussion. As organizers, we have been really happy! We appreciate the opportunity. We hope it can be repeated.

Cristóbal Rivas Universidad de Santiago de Chile
Jun 09 - Jun 14, 2019

Thanks to the question's section after my talk, I now have new subjects I want to explore (with a concrete question and approach, and people I can work with). Therefore, it was really a great experience.

Victor Vilaça da Rocha Postdoc
Basque Center for Applied Mathematics
Jun 02 - Jun 07, 2019

My participation in the CMO-BIRS workshop impacted my current research in that I started a new project with Francesca Arici and Mathai Varghese ( a new collaborator ) who were also among the participants. We are already starting to write a draft of a paper ! We hope we can finalise it in a couple of months. We definitively got a fresh insight and new result on a project that Arici and myself had been working on for sometime.

Giovanni Landi Professor
Mathematics, University of Trieste

Being a mathematician, it was really useful to meet physicists working on topological materials and learn about their perspectives.

Ralf Meyer Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.
Mathematisches Institut, Universität Göttingen

The workshop at CMO last week on topological phases of interacting systems was a great success. The program was a balanced mix of mathematicians and theoretical physicists. Almost all talks generated animated discussion. I learned a lot and came home with new ideas that will simulate my research for time to come. It was my first visit to CMO and it was a totally wonderful experience . The facilities and services were all one could wish for. Oaxaca is an attractive destination and I am sure the many participates who traveled long and far (from Europe, Israel, Japan, Australia etc.) did not regret a minute that they made the trip.

Bruno Nachtergaele Mathematics, University of California Davis

There were many interesting talks. Also I had the opportunity to get to know many colleagues from around the world.

Stephen Sontz Matematicas Basicas, Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas, Guanajuato.
May 26 - May 31, 2019

The workshop helped my current research significantly. In particular, I made a lot of progress with my collaborators during the workshop, and found some new research problems from various talks.

Dawei Chen Associate Professor
Mathematics, Boston College

Let me say what a wonderful experience my time in Oaxaca was. This was true for many reasons. First of all the organizers assembled a terrific group of mathematicians. As a senior mathematician myself I was particularly gratified to meet and listen to a large number of very strong and very young mathematicians entering the subject. I think the organizers made a special effort to have many young people speak, and they should be applauded for that. The young people are the future and it was good to see them encouraged. I also thought the talks were on the whole very good I spent much of my time that was not in talks, continuing my collaboration with a couple of young people there. We made substantial progress on our project and of course that gives me a great feeling. I also felt that there was the right mixture of lectures and free time to discuss mathematics. Last but not least, Hacienda Los Laurelos is a wonderful place to have a meeting. It is set up splendidly to host meetings, from the nice lecture room to the tables set up outside the rooms to the wonderful pool area. Moreover the staff of the hotel was extremely helpful and made one feel welcome. I have been a mathematician for 45 years and have gone to many conferences. This was one of the very best meetings ever for me. Please don't change a thing and thank you for helping to make this possible.

Howard Masur Mathematics, University of Chicago
May 19 - May 24, 2019

I really appreciate the time spent by the organizers of the workshop and CMO-BIRS personnel. The workshop enriched my knowledge in the area, opening new related topics to explore. I am starting new projects on the area, that without this opportunity, it couldn´t be possible.

I am very satisfied with my experience at the Workshop. This was my first visit to CMO-BIRS and I must say I was really impressed with the organization and the facilities provided there. The one-on-one and small group discussions were particularly beneficial for me. Apart from getting useful feedback and comments on my own work, the workshop provided a nice overview of the field encompassing a number of relatively young research directions. Overall, I would absolutely love to visit CMO-BIRS workshops again.

Wasiur R. KhudaBukhsh Postdoctoral Researcher
Mathematical Biosciences Institute, The Ohio State University

The workshop had several works on epidemics in networks that is a topic of my high interest. The works approached the subject from very different points of view to the statistical approach, greatly enriching my perspective and delineating new lines of research and possible contributions.

L. Leticia Ramírez Ramírez Investigador Titular
Probabilidad y Estadística, Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas
May 12 - May 17, 2019

It was an amazing conference. I was able to make some insights into the research I am performing nowadays. It was amazing to share experiences, knowledge an ideas with people from many countries and different cultural backgrounds. I made new contacts with people that more or less share my research interest that I didn't know they existed. Also, it was a good oportunity to our research group to get known internationally.

Rafael Alcaraz Barrera Posdoctoral Fellow
Instituto de Física, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí

The Symbolic Dynamics workshop at CMO-BIRS was the best get together I've been to in years. Events like this enhance the vitality of our entire field. It's exciting to know people are reading and talking about each other's work, asking interesting questions and solving each other's problems. The one word summary of the workshop: synchronized. Synchronization was a theme in many of the talks. I have a collaboration on this topic, and I was able to discuss it with my collaborator and other experts between the talks. The project has been revitalized and given exciting new directions to consider. A fantastic home for one of the nicest mathematical communities around.

John Antonioli Mathematics, University of Denver

The workshop gave a beautiful and wide overview of many recent developments in symbolic dynamics and related fields. It gave me the opportunity to discuss with several colleagues and begin new discussions in a pleasant environment. I even ended up betting a Japanese dinner on whether a given dynamical system has positive sofic entropy!

Sebastián Barbieri Postdoctoral Fellow
Mathematics, University of British Columbia

This workshop was one of the most well organized and interesting which I already participated. Wonderfull place and food. Very interesting talks and people available to discuss. I had conversations about topics in Symbolic Dynamics and Thermodynamic Formalism with many people. I asked questions for some of them, old questions which I was thinking about already a lot of time. I started a paper with one of the participants and got a lot of references from the talks and videos. I met people which I was reading their papers and got some feedback about my results. Very productive and pleasant week!

Rodrigo Bissacot Associate Professor
Applied Mathematics, University of São Paulo

It was an excellent workshop, with very high level participants and talks. As I am new to the symbolic dynamics community, it was a great opportunity for me to hear about the current trends, meet new people, and possibly establish new collaborations. Indeed, it was a very enjoyable and valuable experience!

Alonso Castillo-Ramirez Mathematics, Universidad de Guadalajara

This has been one of the best meetings that I have attended in my short research career. The speakers and the topics chosen were in line with my interests and the expositions provided brought me to the very forefront of ongoing research. In addition the scheduling was prudent in leaving time for stimulating discussions and conversations. The setting was to an extent informal yet very informative one. For me, the meeting was a healthy mix of the familiar and the unfamiliar. Besides the speakers in the conference, I gained immensely from the presence of a wonderful list of participants like Douglas Lind, Michael Schraudner, Ayse Sahin, Mike Boyle and Anthony Quas. Their questions, enthusiasm and insight benefitted me greatly and, I am certain, the other participants of the workshop. On a personal level, I was happy to receive feedback on my work and get to peek at the worlds of computation (of thermodynamic quantities), Rd and algebraic actions which I look forward to pursuing. The number of interesting open questions and directions lined up in my note book give an indication of the impact it will have on the future course of the subject.

Nishant Chandgotia Hebrew university of Jerusalem

It was an amazing workshop. Great environment to work and very interesting talks. By attending the talks, I got a couple of questions I would like to work on in the near future. I worked on ongoing projects with some colleagues and even started a possible new collaboration. Overall a great experience.

Sebastián Donoso Departamento de Ingeniería Matemática, Universidad de Chile

This meeting was extremely interesting and useful to me. Almost every talk was well planned, informative, and dealt with new ideas and results. In addition, the informal times at meals and breaks provided excellent opportunities to ask about what's "really" going on, and how to think about certain ideas, which can be revelatory. I was really grateful to be there, renewing old connections and meeting so many new and young researchers in the field. Looking back, three events stand out for me: (1) Tim Austin's talk on extending the thermodynamic formalism to free groups drew on the idea of a random past, which was completely new to me, and may have a serious impact on my own work. He told me about the right picture to keep in mind, which in just a few minutes gave me an insight that otherwise would have taken a lot of work to decode. He mentioned a paper he'd written with a postdoc about this, and when I inquired about where this postdoc is working, told me that she is at my own institution, in fact as it turns out just a few doors away from my office! She works in probability theory and I hadn't made the connection. (2) Ville Salo is a very bright postdoc in Finland, full of ideas, some of them a bit crazy, but always interesting. We had several wild discussions about cellular automata on groups that left my head spinning, but also stimulated some quite serious questions. (3) Two young researchers Sebastián Barbieri and Filipe García Ramos got into a long discussion with me about a particular example of an algebraic action of a free group. The analogous example for a free abelian group was enormously influential in dynamics, and started the whole subject of "algebraic dynamics". Here the question is whether its entropy is zero or positive. I thought zero, they thought positive. So we made a bet, with the loser(s) owing the winner(s) a Japanese dinner! A similar bet I made with Klaus Schmidt in the early 1990s, with the same stakes, on a entropy question (which I lost) resulted in the discovery of Mahler measure as entropy, and created in a small industry that is quite active even today. Perhaps the outcome of this bet will have an impact like this as well, but in any event I'm sure some very interesting mathematics will come out of settling this problem, not to mention a satisfying dinner!

Douglas Lind Professor Emeritus
Mathematics, University of Washington

This workshop gave me the opportunity to meet and discuss with people who are not directly in my field of research. This led to some interesting conversations which may potentially lead to new collaboration.

Yinon Spinka University of British Columbia

The organization of the workshop (both scientific and practical) was simply perfect. I have rarely been to a scientific meeting which was so pleasant and efficient. Having worked for most of my career in Europe means that I do not very often get a chance to meet and discuss with researchers from Americas and Asia. This workshop was a rare opportunity to meet people whom I knew only from their papers as well other people with closely related research topics whom I did not know before. I could also combine the trip for the workshop with visits to my colleagues in Mexico City and San Luis Potosi (all present in the workshop) hence progressing with earlier projects and starting new ones.

Siamak Taati Researcher
Bernoulli Institute, University of Groningen
May 05 - May 10, 2019

I had the chance to present my results to leading researchers on the field. They could give me new input what to work next on. Also, I made new contacts with people I had not met before. Furthermore, I have a better overview over the research field now. Since I am only in my second year of the PhD this had been a truly fruitful experience for me.

Benjamin Aslan University College London

This workshop organized at CMO was very intense. It was a very effective way to catch up about the current research and be ahead of curve. The organizers organized the days around four lectures by junior people in the field, allowing for ample time for collaborations. I am leaving super excited, with a bag full of new research problems, and with new connections across the world.

Benoit Charbonneau Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

The workshop was well organized and it was possible to have many useful discussions with other participants.

Anna Fino Full Professor
Dipartimento di Matematica, Universita di Torino

The workshop did a great job of disseminating ongoing and current research in the subject of G2 geometry. There were several talks by researchers new to the field, the majority of which focussed on ongoing research rather than published papers. This helped me and other participants gain a sense of the direction in which the subject is travelling. My PhD student gave a talk. This opportunity certainly enhanced his career prospects, and subsequent discussions that he had with experts in the field have influenced his future research plans. On a personal level, the workshops allowed me to make progress in an ongoing collaborative research project and to start a new collaboration. The workshop proved an ideal forum to discuss important open problems and future directions for this research area.

Derek Harland Associate Professor
School of Mathematics, University of Leeds

My experience organizing a workshop at the CMO in Oaxaca was excellent. The facilities were great, the staff was incredibly helpful, and the food was exceptional. I would certainly do it again. The workshop itself was also great. We made a point of showcasing the work of junior participants which I believe resulted in an environment full of energy and enthusiasm.

Spiro Karigiannis Associate Professor
Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Waterloo

The meeting on G_2 Geometry and Related Topics was a lively and very successful event. It was incredibly stimulating mathematically, and it was great to hear so many PhD students give excellent talks, both from the viewpoint of presentation skills and academic content. In general, there was a large amount of interaction between participants, and particularly notable was how much the PhD students and other early career researchers were having mathematical conversation both with each other and with established researchers. The workshop has given me many research ideas going forward and has re-invigorated several current collaborations, where we have decided to pursue new lines of research as a result of the workshop. In conclusion, it was great to interact with the next generation of researchers in the field, to hear about the latest development and fresh ideas. The future of the area certainly seems very bright indeed.

Jason Lotay Professor of Pure Mathematics
Mathematics, University of Oxford

This workshop enabled me to meet a new crowd of people and establish contacts which will certainly be important in the future. I also discovered a field of research that was almost entirely new for me and this should lead to new opportunities of collaborations.

Eric Loubeau Université de Bretagne Occidentale

This was an excellent workshop! The substantial number of junior participants and speakers resulted in vibrant and stimulating exchanges of ideas. Personally, I received a number of interesting questions in relation to `toric geometry of exceptional holonomy manifolds' that I am hopeful will lead to concrete projects. I met a number of young researchers with overlapping interests and hope that we will keep exchanging ideas at future events.

Thomas Madsen Lecturer
School of Computing, University of Buckingham

The conditions are great and prompt a great and relaxed environment to the exchange of ideas.

Gonçalo Oliveira Universidade Federal Fluminense

The workshop I attended is well organized. I had some discussion with people working in different aspect, and have found some possible directions during the workshop.

Chung-Jun Tsai Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics, National Taiwan University
Apr 28 - May 03, 2019

This was certainly one of my favourite workshops. The size of the workshop and the excellent professional working environment and support made it possible, as participants, to get to know each other, have intense scientific discussions and get inspiration for new ideas.

Eric Bergshoeff Van Swinderen Institute, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Groningen

I thought this recent workshop at CMO was among the better ones I have been to in recent years. I found the discussions about contentious issues to be constructive and informative, and I came away with several new things to think about. It was also very well organized, both scientifically and logistically. It was the kind of meeting with which your institutions should be proud to be associated.

Cliff Burgess Physics & Astronomy, McMaster University and Perimeter Institute

The workshop has been very nice and fruitful. I particularly enjoyed the relaxed schedule which allowed for a lot of time for informal discussions. The invited speakers were also world leaders in their field of research and the venue is fantastic.

Michele Cicoli Associate Professor
Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Bologna

My participation did impact my research, I learned a lot from the talks and from the discussions with other people. It was very good to have a relaxed schedule of talks with plenty of time to discuss. I also met new poeple and it seems possible to start a new collaboration from the workshop.

Mariana Graña Researcher
Institut de Physique Theorique, CEA Saclay

The environment of CMO was wonderful and I could have enjoyed physics discussions in the relaxed atmosphere.

Yuko Urakawa Department of Physics and Astrophysics Nagoya University

By fostering discussions with my colleagues, the workshop opened new collaboration prospects and helped me to get to better know my scientific community.

Vincent Vennin junior
Laboratoire Astroparticule et Cosmologie Université Denis Diderot Paris 7

I am very satisfied with the workshop and I received very positive comments from several of the participants (junior and senior), also reflected in the testimonials. The logistic was excellent, which meant we did not have to worry about anything and could focus on the science. I was also very satisfied with the balance on junior/senior and diversity of the participants. The workshop did impact my current research. Not only I learned from the excellent talks, but I also got new insights and ideas on various aspects of my research from them as well as from the discussions during the "discussion time". The workshop also helped me start new potential research projects on some of the topics discussed during the workshop. Some of these would not have been possible otherwise, but being at the same place with people with similar and complementary interests made this possible.

Ivonne Zavala Dr.
Physics, Swansea University
Nov 25 - Nov 30, 2018

CMO was the perfect place to meet new interesting researchers with new ideas and perspectives, I feel very grateful.

Alicia Martínez González assistant professor
Mathematics, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha

I really appreciate these kind of workshops at CMO. They bring us up to the edge of knowledge almost in every field. I am working in cancer research, from the physics point of view, and I found in this workshop a variety of perspectives from cancer biology and mathematical modeling that enrich my lines of research. In fact, I made great connections with other colleagues and we started to plan for near future collaborations in common interests.

José Héctor Morales Bárcenas Research Professor
Mathematics, UAM Mexico
Nov 11 - Nov 16, 2018

This was a wonderful workshop, gathering two communities with people who are not used to discuss together. I am convinced that new research directions will emerge from these fruitfuil interactions.

Tony Lelievre Ecole des Ponts

The conference was just fantastic and absolutely valuable on many levels. It was a pleasure and privilege to be involved.

Gael Martin Econometrics and Business Statistics, Monash University

The conference was just fantastic and absolutely valuable on many levels. It was a pleasure and privilege to be involved.

Gael Martin Econometrics and Business Statistics, Monash University

This was a highly profitable workshop, with a lot of new contacts and the option to start a new paper. In addition, the surroundings are quite enjoyable, not to mention the local food. I hope the future location and conditions of the CMO will be as enjoyable! All the best and many thanks for giving us the opportunity of organizing this workshop. We are looking future opportunities to stay at CMO (or BIRS).

Christian Robert Professeur
Department of Mathematics, Paris Dauphine University

This was one of the best workshops I ever attended. There were people from different communities and background and we all cooperated in a very pleasant atmosphere.

Jesús María Sanz-Serna Mathematics, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

As an organizer I very much benefited from the workshop, which was at the interface of my field and a connected one, since this allowed me to obtain a better picture from the connected scientific field. It also allowed me to draw clear new open problems of interest, both in my field and the connected one. It was also the opportunity to meet brilliant PhD students who I will consider for postdoc positions.

Gabriel Stoltz CERMICS, Ecole des Ponts
Oct 28 - Nov 02, 2018

The CMO-BIRS workshop was quite beneficial to my research program. I got to talk to several mathematicians that I don't see very often, including Alastair King, Daniel Labardini Fragoso, and Alfredo Najera Chavez. In particular, my conversations with Daniel Labardini Fragoso have lead to the start of collaboration between the two of us.

Alexander Garver Postdoctoral Researcher
Université du Québec à Montréal

My participation in the CMO-BIRS workshop on Stability condition and Representation Theory of Finite-Dimensional Algebras had a very good impact on my current research, helped us learn more about the field and motivated new projects and insight. We also met new people working in our field and we are collaborating with some. It was an amazing opportunity to advance in our favorite scientific discipline.

Souheila Hassoun Phd student
Mathematiques, Sherbrooke University

It was a great experience!. First of all, we could work in an comfortable enviroment and suitable place with all the facilities. Secondly, I could meet researchers, interesting topics and I knew a lot of useful ideas that I will definitely apply to my field. Thank you.

Mindy Huerta Pérez Instituto de Matemáticas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Oct 21 - Oct 26, 2018

Scientific organization of the Lip. Geometry workshop was excellent!

Lev Birbrair Matematica, Universidad do Ceara
Oct 14 - Oct 19, 2018

I discussed several projects with various people. I was impressed by the breadth of the work and several of the talks may intersect with what I am doing but I need to think more about it.

John Baldwin Professor emeritus
Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago

Wonderful workshop and I say my deep thanks to all organizers and staffs!

Byunghan Kim Mathematics, Yonsei University

First of all, in my opinion, most of the lectures were very good, both in terms of mathematical content and presentation. Some of them were excellent. I updated my knowledge on what is going on in my area. I also had a few interesting conversations with my collaborators, we stated some questions and made a little progress.

Krzysztof Krupinski Professor
Instytut Matematyczny, Uniwersytet Wroclawski

Indeed the Neostability workshop I just attended was extremely successful, on all accounts. It was mathematically very exciting, and on the organizational level vey smooth. Oaxaca itself is a wonderful town which I would always want to go back to. Once again, many thanks for the invitation to attend the meeting.

Kobi Peterzil Math, University of Haifa

I found the conference extremely stimulating - practically all talks were in areas of my research interest. I was particularly struck by the three talks on NSOP1 - I had not been aware that this area had made such great progress since the last workshop three years ago, and that there now was a well-developed theory. This will certainly have a major impact on my future research.

Frank Wagner Institut Camille Jordan, UMR 5208, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
Sep 30 - Oct 05, 2018

The workshop was unique in a sense that the people working on Iwasawa thery aspects of p-adic L-functions and the people working on the analytic aspects of the special values of automorphic L-functions got together. The former must have benefitted by learning the recent advances in the filed of the latter and the latter must have benefitted from knowing what kind of results are needed for the advancement of theory of the former. It might take a few to several years to witness the actual published papers resulted from this workshop. But I am sure that the workshop was very inspiring and stimulating to the people on the both sides. I hope that a workshop of this kind would be held once in every few years or so.

Masaaki Furusawa Professor
Mathematics, Osaka City University

Oaxaca was a wonderful experience, mathematically and culturally!

Sujatha Ramdorai University of British Columbia

Oaxaca was a wonderful experience, mathematically and culturally!

Sujatha Ramdorai University of British Columbia

I really enjoyed the workshop, from which I gained a lot of new knowledge on a field (p-adic L-functions) that is close to my research area yet I am not very familiar with. Among many workshops I have been to, this is one of the most well-organized. I would like to give special thanks to the organizers for their careful design of the lectures at the workshop, from examples to more advanced topics and to technical cores. In addition, I enjoyed the discussion with experts in this area. This was a great opportunity for me to hear up-close the experts talking about their comments on their research and the key points and difficulties in their work.

Liang Xiao Assistant Professor
Mathematics, University of Connecticut

I was in the automorphic side and many introductory talks and the two series lectures helped me a lot to have better understanding on p-adic L-functions. On the other hand, the geometric talks in Thursday afternoon sounded rather fascinating. l got to know the hot topics in this area. It impacted my current research on cyclotomic p-adic triple product L-functions. I discussed mutual interest especially with my collaborator Ming-Lun Hsieh. This may lead us to a new results or projects. All the speakers have high standards and the place is wonderful. I was a new face and got to know many mathematicians in this area

Shunsuke Yamana Graduate School of Mathematics, Kyoto University
Sep 23 - Sep 28, 2018

The workshop was very stimulating. I was especially interested by interaction between LCFT which was central topics in the workshop and TFT which is my main interest, and indeed the meeting was excellent for this purpose. I had opportunity to communicate with new people working on problems and structures which are parallel to those I meet in my field. The conditions of the workshop made communications possible at excellent level.

Christian Blanchet Professor
IMJ-PRG, Universite Paris Diderot

For me, the CMO-BIRS workshop was a excellent platform for very stimulating discussions with my colleagues, and I also got new contacts and ideas. It was a great meeting!

Azat Gainutdinov Researcher
Laboratoire de Mathématiques et Physique Théorique, Universite de Tours, CNRS
Sep 16 - Sep 21, 2018

Actually it was the first time that I visited CMO and really enjoyed. In fact, speakers of the workshop were high level Graph theorists of the world and their presentations and results taught me a lot. I am sure this workshop will affect my students and postdoc.

Saeid Alikhani Department of Mathematics, Yazd University

BIRS provides an excellent environment to meet researchers across the world, and spend valuable working time with them. I cannot imagine a better atmosphere for mathematical research and HQP exposure. The logistical support from BIRS is superb, and the benefits to all of us is immense.

Claude Laflamme Mathematics & Statistics, University of Calgary

I was able to meet with Florian Lehner so that we could finish our work on distinguishing numbers of vertex-transitive graphs of valency 4. I also saw many great talks which gave me ideas on further research directions to pursue.

Gabriel Verret Department of Mathematics, University of Auckland
Sep 09 - Sep 14, 2018

This workshop has been very helpful to me. In particular, my discussion with the participants gave me some insight on some new potential research that I might start during my next sabbatical starting in January of next year.

Hakima Bessaih Department of Mathematics, University of Wyoming

This is a very well organized workshop, my participation impacted my current research and I benefited a lot from it. The service is quite good.

Jingyu Huang University of Birmingham

The workshop helped me confirm that the research I am currenty engaged in with my Ph.D. advisees and other colleagues is not only highly original but that it has eluded others' attempts. This will be great for my students. I hope my presentation was enlightening for the people in attendance. The location is stunning, please have more workshops in Oaxaca!

Frederi Viens Professor and Chair of Statistics and Probability, Director of Actuarial Science Program
Statistics and Probability, Michigan State University

The workshop provided an excellent opportunity for researchers in probability, stochastic analysis, and related areas to interact with and learn from each other. The talks are of high quality and the discussions are very stimulating to me. The staff members of CMO are very nice, professional, and helpful. The facility is excellent.

Yimin Xiao Statistics and Probability, Michigan State University
Sep 02 - Sep 07, 2018

Attending this workshop was very useful to me. I came to know of several recent developments in my field and also some of them have given me some new ideas to work on. I also met some younger mathematicians whom I had not met before. I thank BIRS for all the arrangements.

B V Rajarama Bhat Professor
Statistics and Mathematics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute

The workshop helped me a lot; for the topics of interest addressed, for the contacts I could make that I would not have had otherwise, for reinforcing the ones I already had, and above all for the chance of a postdoctoral stay abroad.

Marco Antonio Cruz de la Rosa Dr
Departamento de Matemáticas, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana

The workshop gave me the opportunity to exchange views with other researchers. I have new contacts and above all, new perspectives in future research.

Fernando Guerrero Poblete Mathmatics, University of Rome 2
Aug 26 - Aug 31, 2018

The BIRS workshop on the Theory and Practice of Satisfiability Solving was a great meeting. Many useful ideas were exchanged and there was something new to learn for everyone. Personally, I obtained a number of new insights that will be very helpful for my research, and might even produce some immediate new results.

Fahiem Bacchus Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto

It was an enlightening encounter with proof complexity theorists and practitioners. It allowed me to pivot into a new subfield of SAT solving, narrowing down broad research topics into short-term research goals.

Jo Devriendt Post-Doc
Computer science, KU Leuven

The workshop sparked several new research project I am planning right now. I started a new job with new teaching duties last year and lost track of the new results in the field. The workshop had been a great chance to catch up.

Massimo Lauria Statistical Sciences, Università degli studi di Roma - La Sapienza
Aug 19 - Aug 24, 2018

The workshop clearly updated me on current research, in my specific case, especially in relation to the industrial needs. The workshop will affect future research and add different aspects to my future proposal, as above, with respect to modelling for industrial use.

Luca Brandt KTH Mechanics, Stockholm, Sweden

The meeting was an excellent venue for exchanging ideas and interacting with researchers outside of my field, thus broadening my research vision.

Mahdi Esmaily Cornell University

This was an excellent meeting. I learnt a lot my specific area of research and all presentations were at high standard. Not only I could learn about new results, I was also able to see some revision of old results presented in a prospective fashion.

Raffaella Ocone Professor
School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University

This workshop is very well organized. Participants include full professors, associate and assistant professors, as well as Postdoc, PhD, and industrial experts. Different research work have benn presented, but within the same discipline, I.e., multiscale CFD of multiphase flows. Apart from presentations, there were also round table discussions. I have gained many fresh insights from those days. It was also a very good networking time. Thanks to the organizers and CMO-BIRS.

Yali Tang Eindhoven University of Technology
Aug 12 - Aug 17, 2018

I learned new things about pseudorandomness, discrepancy, communication complexity, hyperbolic polynomials, and discrete harmonic analysis, all of which I think will be helpful for my future research. As a graduate student, it was also helpful to hear about so many open problems. I also got the chance to speak to quite a few people I hadn't met, all of whom had a great deal to teach me. Several of these conversations led to new approaches to open problems, which will likely lead to future collaboration.

Cole Franks PhD Student
Mathematics, Rutgers University

My participation in the CMO-BIRS workshop "analytic techniques in theoretical computer science" has been very valuable. I got to meet colleagues who work in adjacent areas of research to mine, to learn about recent developments in the field, and to discuss open problems and research directions. In particular, the tutorials provided a great way to learn about recent breakthroughs.

Shachar Lovett Associate Professor
Computer Science, University of California, San Diego

This was an excellent workshop. The technical program was very strong, and provided an advanced overview of recent developments in the use of analytic methods in Computational Complexity and Algorithms.

Michael Saks Department of Mathematics-Hill Center, Rutgers University
Aug 05 - Aug 10, 2018

Outstanding workshop, lots of collaboration, made possible by bringing together groups with different areas of expertise. Well done!

Hal Schenck Mathematics, Iowa State University
Jul 29 - Aug 03, 2018

First of all let me thank you for the opportunity to participate in the workshop. I found it very enjoyable. The organization and work by Gabriel Gatica, Johnny Guzman, Gerardo Hernández Dueñas and Maxim Olshanskiy was excellent. Everything worked very nice and the result was a formidable week of work. I want to share that the time at BIRS-CMO indeed helped my research. It gave me some perspective and ideas to pursue in order to try to solve some particular problems we have back in our group. Moreover, I took some notes, gather some of the presentations and had chance to talk and discuss further details with different people during the workshop. I have already talked to some people from our group so that we can start reading and exploring some ideas presented in the workshop. Personally, it also helped me to do some networking.

Manuel Quezada de Luna Post doctoral researcher
CHL, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

I believe the conference will have an impact on my future research directions. In particular, I became aware of some open problems and new research directions which I believe I can make contributions.

Michael Siegel Mathematical Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Jul 01 - Jul 06, 2018

It was a very special meeting: there was genuine interaction between the sometimes disparate Higgs bundles and harmonic maps communities. I learned an enormous amount and had many interactions that I hope will blossom into something more concrete.

Francis Burstall Professor
Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath

The past event at CMO BIRS has been an important event to me. It helps to give me a fresh insight on some topics on Higgs bundles and around my research area.

Sergio Andrés Holguín Cardona CONACYT Research fellow

The conference in Oaxaca was a great success and was for me the occasion to learn exciting new developments. Rather than inviting specialists in one given topic, the organisers chose to bring together a mixed crowd with different mathematical interests (Higgs bundles, harmonic mappings, calssicla differential geometry, Anosov representations). This was very successful. Most, if not all of them, of the talks were excellent and at the right level, giving enough background for such a diverse audience and also presenting new ideas. It gave me the opportunity to reconnect with classical differential geometry but also to hear first class talks giving both introduction to hot topics (twistor lines and their moduli spaces, WKB approximation of semiflat metrics; harmonic mappings in symmetric spaces notably in the context of split or hermitian groups) as well as clear description of how the results were ultimately proved. The size of the audience as well as the facilities were optimal and informal conversations helped me a lot in improving my knowledge and my understanding of the talks.

François Labourie Professor
Mathematics, Univ. Nice Côte d'Azur

I was strongly impressed with many recent new results on Higgs bundles and harmonic maps which were explained in the workshop. I learned that some problems which I have been interested were already partially developed, and I am interested in what to do in the next stage. It was also significant for me to get to know some people whose works I had known.

Takuro Mochizuki Professor
Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University

The talks, between 50-60 minutes with discussion time afterwards, have all been very well prepared and were highly interesting content wise. The schedule of 5 talks per day, with mixed themes, encouraged all participants to attend the talks. Since the workshop had two different groups come together for (possibly) the first time, initial worries of the two groups being somewhat separated vanished on day one: participants from the two groups were (1) very surprised how results/methods/conjectures from one group played significant roles in results/methods/conjectures of the other group and (2) how much overlap and ease of communication there was between the two groups. Many discussions and exchanges between participants of the two groups happened throughout the meeting. Existing collaborations were continued during the workshop and new collaborations started. Each group learned of the relevant problems of the other group and suggestions for approaches/solutions were discussed and sometimes new progress was made. Ph. D. students and post docs got a very comprehensive view of the subjects and could readily discuss questions with experts in the field. Interesting discussions between young researchers and more stablished experts happened throughout the workshop. Senior participants also got to know younger colleagues through their very well received talks (which I am sure will have impact on future hiring decisions of those young researchers). In my view the meeting was very successful in bringing the two aspects of the field together. The atmosphere of the workshop from the start was relaxed, open, and vertically integrated. Participants mixed nicely during meal times and discussions, started after talks, continued over meals and later into the evening. Often smaller groups stood in front of the black boards in the walkway and discussion room to carry out calculations as a team. The overall atmosphere of the workshop was one of permanent exchanges of ideas and collaborations--as if the workshop was some kind of research outfit working on a common project. It was very inspirational, very stimulating, and there was a very strong sense and wish among all participants to continue such meetings in the near future.

Franz Pedit Professor
Mathematics and Statistics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Jun 24 - Jun 29, 2018

The setting of the CMO workshop was beautiful and highly conducive to scientific interaction. Staying in Oaxaca, eating meals together, and interacting in the conference meeting rooms encouraged new collaborations. The format of the conference helped me to see new research and present my own work to new potential collaborators. Through the conference, I met several scientists with whom I plan to start collaborations. The highly interdisciplinary nature of the meeting also allowed me to get to know new fields of study that will enhance my own research.

Judy Cannon Associate Professor
Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of New Mexico
Jun 17 - Jun 22, 2018

The workshop on "self-similarity, long range dependence and extremes" has provided a very precious overview of the recent advances in the field as well as an occasion for constructive discussions that open the paths for future research. Thank you for this great opportunity !

Clément Dombry Université de Franche-Comté

It's my pleasure to attend this great workshop. I had the chance to listen to a variety of interesting talks, and have learned lots from them. It was also a great opportunity for me to meet some researchers outside my field.

Henry Lam Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Columbia University

I love attending meetings at BIRS cause they are of constant high scientific quality. I mean top researchers gathering to discuss highly relevant hot research. I enjoy the opportunity to discuss research and ask questions. It is inspiring to get new unusual insights and work together in a stimulating atmosphere. Thanks to BIRS and organisers for providing a scientific forum of this type! It is a great service to scientific community.

Evgeny Spodarev Prof Dr
Institute of Stochastics, Ulm University
Jun 10 - Jun 15, 2018

La reunión fue muy estimulantemente, tanto en la parte académica como en lo personal, obtuve muchos puntos de vista diferentes al que al inicio tenía, en lo personal me gusto mucho la convivencia el buen trato y por supuesto las experiencias de los compañeros y/o amigos tuvieron tanto en México como en el extranjero, cabe mencionar que el comité organizador estuvo siempre al pendiente de todos y cada uno de los detalles que ésta conlleva. Un agradecimiento muy grande a la CMO-BIRS al igual que a la Sociedad Matemática Mexicana por el apoyo de becas tanto de hospedaje, alimentación y transporte.

Herón Cárdenas Cruz Licenciatura
Facultad de Ciencias en Física y Matemáticas, Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas

The workshop "IV Reunión de Matemáticos Mexicanos en el Mundo" organized by the CMO-BIRS and Sociedad Matemática Mexicana was one of my best academic experiences as a student. This workshop was interesting, well organized and allowed me to talk with people that are currently studying or working outside of Mexico. While talking with other participants I gathered information first hand of some graduate school options. In addittion, I discovered some options that I had not considered before. I'm sure the contacts and information I gained in this workshop will have a positive impact in my academic future. As a result of this workshop, one participant showed interest in my work and now we're looking to collaborate.

Manuel Alejandro García Acosta Licenciatura
Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

The venue is excellent, this promotes a lot of interaction among the participants.

Daniel Juan-Pineda researcher
Centro de Ciencias Matemáticas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Participating in the 2018 Mexican Mathematicians in the World, allowed me to properly network and explore opportunities in México for someone who has chosen a career in Mathematics. I received the help that I needed and met many interesting people. At some point, I did not know if Number Theory was of interest in México, yet I am surprised that there are strong students and postdocs interested in this and related areas. Being currently based at the Math Institute in Valparaíso, Chile, it is important to stay in touch and promote academic exchange.

Luis Alberto Lomelí Instituto de Matemáticas, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

The CMO-BIRS workshop "IV Reunión de Matemáticos Mexicanos en el Mundo" was an interesting and well-organized workshop. I definitely enjoyed the meeting, but the most important part is that I met new people to collaborate. Moreover, I also discovered a wide range of job/postdoc opportunities at institutions outside Mexico. I am sure that my participation in this workshop would improve my short-term future as a mathematician.

Fernando Saldaña García Applied Mathematics, Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas

The workshop provided an excellent place for establishing connections with peers and senior colleagues. Moreover, it was an ideal setting to contact potential graduate students.

Tonatiuh Sánchez Vizuet Postdoctoral Associate
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University
Jun 03 - Jun 08, 2018

The 2 BIRS meetings I have attended ('Rules of Protein-DNA Recognition: Computational and Experimental Advances) have been some of the most useful and interesting conferences I've been to! There was great discussion during the questions session after many talks that helped flesh out and clarify some of the most exciting recent findings in the field. After both meetings, I became involved in new collaborations with other scientists who had attended.

Polly Fordyce Assistant Professor
Genetics, Bioengineering, Stanford University

This Workshop was excellent. Extremely well chosen participants and agenda, with many new and previously established interactions and collaborations.

Richard Mann Columbia University

I had the pleasure to attend the "Rules of Protein-DNA Recognition: Computational and Experimental Advances" workshop. This gave the opportunity to interact with scientific leaders in the field, discuss my research, and start new collaborations.

Alejandra Eugenia Medina Rivera Dr.
Laboratorio Internacional de Investigación sobre el Genoma Humano, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

The workshop was a great success for me personally. I gained lots of knowledge on the most up-to-date research in my field. I continued collaborations I started in my previous BIRS meeting and started new ones, which I could not have started hadn't I attended this meeting. This was definitely the most fruitful meeting I attended this year.

Yaron Orenstein Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ben-Gurion University

This was a very good workshop. I learned some new, interesting results that led to some very productive discussions over dinner and during the rest of the meeting. Those ideas should lead to some new experiments to test the models that emerged.

Gary Stormo Professor
Department of Genetics, Washington University in St. Louis

The "Rules of Protein-DNA Recognition: Computational and Experimental Advances" was certainly one of the best meetings I have ever attended. The setting is exquisite, and the entire meeting was run flawlessly. The scientific content of this meeting was second-to-none. I returned with over 14 pages of notes based on the presentations and interactions with other attendees. In general, there was vigorous scientific discourse throughout the meeting, particularly on contentious topics. I have numerous new leads and likely projects that would not have happened without this meeting. In particular, I will be writing a grant with Trevor Siggers, co-authoring a paper with Juan Fuxman-Bass, and rekindling a collaboration with Charles Vinson.

Matthew Weirauch Associate Professor
Center for Autoimmune Genomics and Etiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
May 27 - Jun 01, 2018

Thanks to the CMO-BIRS workshop, I met to Dr. Derenthal who helped me with a paper. The workshop helped me to finish my paper. Mainly, the talk of Dr. Heat-Brown.

Miguel Corona Professor of Math
Mathematics, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana

This was an incredible workshop with a dense programme of excellent talks on exciting new developments in arithmetic geometry, while still leaving some time for collaborations and inspiring discussions.

Christopher Frei School of Mathematics, University of Manchester

The workshop gave me the opportunity to meet many new esteemed mathematicians in my field, including a number I likely otherwise wouldn't have met. It gave me several new ideas for my current research problems. It also gave me the opportunity to talk to mathematicians I had previously met, and one of them suggested a problem to me that I plan to think about in the future. In general, it was helpful for broadening the techniques I might use to attack problems.

Aaron Landesman Stanford University

The workshop was greatly useful! The biggest thing is that I have a new result that was very useful to present and get feedback on. Beyond that, I benefit a lot from conferences like this that blend participants from different subareas of the same field; it was very useful, especially, to get to talk a lot to Browning's students and share ideas and techniques. I have been thinking a lot about the function field case of what many of his students have been working on, and it was useful to discuss. I am already tenured, so it didn't affect my job prospects; but one of my current phd students, and one of my former (who is not a post doc) both presented, and both had lively discussions afterwards. Additionally, my student was able to spend the breaks finalizing a preprint with a postdoc who was present.

David Zureick-Brown Associate Professor
Mathematics, Emory University
May 20 - May 25, 2018

My participation in the CMO-BIRS workshop on the distributed statistics and optimization was a great experience, for both my research and my summer life. I got to learn a lot of cutting edge research topics during the workshop, which enlightened me with many interesting research ideas. I also got the chance to talk to different researchers from all over the world on new ideas, their insights on the development of the hot topics. This workshop was a small size one, which made it possible for people who attended to really get to know each other. Students had more chances to talk to professors and benefited a lot.

Shanshan Cao PhD student
ISyE, Georgia institute of technology
May 13 - May 18, 2018

As usual, the CMO-BIRS workshop was a great opportunity to discuss research and exchange ideas with colleagues from around the world. This year the conversations turned out to be particularly valuable - significant progress was made on a number of ongoing research problems.

Martin Larsson Department of Mathematics, ETH Zurich
May 06 - May 11, 2018

The facilities in Oaxaca are outstanding in several ways. For one, the layout of the hacienda is conducive to both ambient and exacting discussions, with chalkboards strewn about, and with comfortable bedrooms equipped with chairs, tables, and a couch. The conference room is proportionally sized, comfortable, and well-equipped. The cuisine and service is spectacular. I intend to prioritize future visits.

David Ayala Assistant Professor
Mathematics, Montana State University

I liked the workshop very much. I met a lot of young talented people, heard details about new developments in the field and even got good advice on my own work.

Vladimir Hinich Associate professor
Mathematics, University of Haifa

This conference gave me, a graduate student, an opportunity to discuss my current project with veteran researchers who lent me many valuable insights. It unquestionably propelled my work forward. It was an excellent conference.

Nicolas Reyes PhD Student
Math, University of Texas Austin
Apr 29 - May 04, 2018

The workshop was very informative. It brought together participants from different areas of analysis related to Banach lattices. This has led to new ideas and projects. In my case, the workshop has originated a work on a new paper.

Eduard Emelyanov Middle East Tech University

The conference was excellent! The organization was superb. The organizers succeeded in gathering a group of accomplished researchers, and gave them time and space for formal and informal interactions.