Participant Testimonials

Aug 28 - Sep 02, 2011

It was a great workshop, in a marvelous and inspiring setting. Fruitful discussions did help me a lot to get new ideas for future work and to get insight in other people's work. The informal atmosphere contributed to better collaboration opportunities.

Luc Florack Professor
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Eindhoven University of Technology

I met several people whom I had not met before, and in particular learned about work on functions given by images and the special interest in the case where these are Morse functions. I was also able to talk to a participant about persistence homology which enabled me to write a much better review of a research proposal from the European Research Foundation. I was able to spend very useful time with Prof James Damon, also a participant, working on a joint project which we have in progress. This will lead to a research visit by myself to Prof Damon. And of course there is the general interest of the lectures, many of which were really informative and interesting.

Peter Giblin Mathematical Sciences, Univ Of Liverpool

I really enjoyed the workshop and met a lot of new colleagues. It was inspiring and refreshing to see different view points on an interesting topic.

M. Eduard Groeller Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, Vienna University of Technology

The workshop most certainly extended my horizons by getting know a lot of work outside my field (yet relevant to my work!) Hence, I found the workshop immensely valuable.

Torsten Moeller Professor
School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University

I am most grateful that I had the opportunity to participate in this BIRS workshop on Geometry for Anatomy. It has been really great: a lot of excellent talks and very serious discussions, a good mix of people from overlapping but not identical areas. I left this workshop with fresh ideas and also with a specific topic for cooperation with one of the participants. I assume that BIRS has been modeled a bit like Oberwolfach in Germany. I must say that you did a great job in achieving this (of course, the scenery in Banff is a lot nicer than in the German Blackforest .... ).

Helmut Pottmann Geometric Modeling and Scientific Visualization Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology