Sankaran at 60

In light of ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone this event until April 2022. The information below has been updated to reflect this change. Further information about the rearranged event will be posted on this page and circulated to the COW mailing list closer to the time.

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, in April 2022. 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 April 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.



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.


Registration is currently closed. We will reopen it closer to the event.


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