Participant Testimonials

Jul 30 - Aug 04, 2017

I enjoyed the event organised by Anthea and Ulrich very much and on many levels. The meeting was very stimulating mathematically, I have many new ideas thanks to that, and a number of new contacts that I intend to follow up on, starting in just over two weeks. The invited participants worked together extremely well, and created a very positive, productive and supportive atmosphere. The facilities offered by BIRS are excellent for serious mathematical work, and the programme was first class. Also, the setting of BIRS in the context of the Banff centre and Banff itself is probably impossible to better or even equal. All in all this was a fantastic event which I was very privileged to attend. I hope that BIRS continues to thrive, as it provides a peerless service to the mathematical community.

Jacek Brodzki Mathematics, University of Southampton

I enjoyed the workshop tremendously. I enjoyed a great variety of talks and the discussion sessions were productive and stimulating. I got inspired and came up with some new ideas that I would like to implement. All participants contributed to a very creative and pleasant atmosphere.

Rami Kraft Mathematical Sciences, University of Loughborough

The intimate setting and focused topic was great for me to meet the top researchers in the field. I'm still a graduate student and fairly new to the subject of topological data analysis, but the community was very welcoming and knowledgeable, which made my stay at BIRS all the more enjoyable.

Janis Lazovskis Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science, University of Illinois at Chicago

The workshop helped me discuss with my collaborators about ongoing and future research projects. We managed to discuss some potentially interesting ideas and directions. It also helped me to talk and listen to some researchers for the first time and was quite useful in that regard as well. The ambience and the facilities were excellent and very conducive for research discussions.

Yogeshwaran Dhandapani Statistics and Mathematics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute