Sankaran at 60

In celebration of the 60th birthday of Gregory Sankaran, we will be organising a special COW meeting. As many of you will know, Gregory was one of the founders of the COW and was one of its two main organisers for the first 25 years of its existence, so this seems like a fitting way to mark the occasion.

The meeting is planned to take place in person at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, on 30th September 2021. The meeting will begin with lunch at 12pm, with the first talk starting at 1pm. The final talk is expected to finish at 5pm and will be followed by a reception.

As a birthday celebration, we believe that it is important that this event take place in-person. Our current expectation is that such an event will be possible in the UK in late September and that international guests will be able to attend, although it is likely that we will still have to abide by some social distancing regulations. Should circumstances mean that an in-person event is not possible we will postpone to a later date, rather than switch to an online event and risk losing the important social aspect.



This event is supporteded by the London Mathematical Society under a Scheme 3 grant, the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research under the UKRI/EPSRC Additional Funding Programme for Mathematical Sciences, and the EPRSC Programme Grant 3CinG - Classification, Computation, and Construction: New Methods in Geometry.

Funding is available to cover travel expenses for young participants (PhD students and postdocs); please apply for this funding through the registration form below.


We request that anyone planning to attend this event registers in advance. The registration form is linked below.

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