Participant Testimonials

Nov 15 - Nov 20, 2015

The workshop was very interesting, especially because it allowed the interaction between a lot of people of different backgrounds to join on a very comfortable space.

Hector Hugo Corrales Sanchez Postdoctoral research
Mathematics, Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute

The workshop gave me the opportunity to meet some great experts in a very exciting area, which shared with me their knowledge and some interesting references. I have got some great ideas about the subject, and discovered new connections with other fields of my interest, like matroid theory. I am so grateful to have had such opportunity.

Cristhian Garay Mr.
Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu-Paris Rive Gauche (IMJ-PRG), Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris VI (UPMC)

I have already begun two research projects stemming from my participation in the Sandpile Groups workshop. One of these is a large-scale collaboration with about twelve other mathematicians from Canada, the USA and Mexico, on a topic I learned about for the first time at the workshop. The other project combines a long-standing research direction of mine with ideas from an excellent talk given by another participant (M. Chan). I think the workshop was a great success for myself and many other participants, and I am very grateful to the workshop organizers and CMO-BIRS staff for making it possible.

Jeremy Martin Associate Professor
Mathematics, University of Kansas