Participant Testimonials

Apr 03 - Apr 08, 2016

The workshop I attended did a great job at bringing together people from different fields, united in their desire to understand certain asymptotic algebraic structures arising from problems in algebraic geometry, topology, and even statistics. It helped me tremendously to hear how people from other areas think and speak about these structures. Their language and point of view is in several aspects more efficient than what my co-authors and I were doing so far, while on the other hand, I believe that our problems provide good testing ground for theory to be developed further in the near future.

Jan Draisma Mathematics and Computer Science, TU Eindhoven

The opinion of many participants about the meeting was excellent. From my point of view there are three main reasons for this: 1. The facilities provided by the Banff Station and BIRS are of very high quality, 2. the organizers put together several communities of algebraists/geometers around an interesting subject. 3. the specialists in such subject make the effort to explain us, no specialists, the meaning, origin and main results of the problem. I hope that as a by product of the conference will start several new scientific collaborations. Thank you very much for the job that you are doing at BIRS

Juan Elias Algebra i Geometria, University of Barcelona Spain

This was one of the best workshops I have participated in. The goal (so I imagine) was to introduce researchers interested in algebraic geometry/commutative algebra to recent spectacular developments in homological stability and twisted commutative algebras. In this the workshop has been were very successful, and I except with profit to both communities.

Srikanth Iyengar Mathematics, University of Utah