Press Release:

Special Western Canada Linear Algebra meeting

The Banff International Research Station will host the "Special Western Canada Linear Algebra meeting honouring Peter Lancaster" workshop in Banff from July 7, 2017 to July 9, 2017

This workshop will bring together researchers working in various areas that include matrix analysis, combinatorial matrix theory, applied and numerical linear algebra, combinatorics, operator theory and operator algebras. Further, because of linear algebra's ubiquity and utility, the discipline enjoys a continuing dialogue with numerous areas of application which include transportation, communication, optimizations, and many areas of modern mathematics. The highlight of the meeting is the recognition of the outstanding contributions to the areas of research by Professor Peter Lancaster, the founding member of the series meeting, at his 88th birthday.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).

BIRS Scientific Director, Nassif Ghoussoub
E-mail: birs-director[@]