Simon Thomas, the first 60 years.


Young Simon was an energetic and proud Welshman running 100 meters in 10 seconds and scoring all sorts of goals.

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    Simon, in his more wiser years, was a tired and emotional Welsh poet.
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      However, the continuous failures of Welsh national team and recent political events have made him a sad individual.
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      Nevertheless, his youthful spirit never abandoned him. He continues to sit on his custom made professor's chair and prove profound theorems about all kinds of amenable things.
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      The following is the list of individuals who have been fooled to speak in his honor.

      Clinton Conley,
      Ilijas Farah,
      Matthew Foreman,
      Aleksander Kechris,
      Itay Neeman,
      Andrew Marks,
      Justin Moore,
      Saharon Shelah,
      Robin Tucker-Drob,
      Anush Tserunyan,
      Hugh Woodin

      With a special appearance of our esteemed colleague Francis Urquhart.


      Schedule.





      Each talk is 50 minutes with 10 minutes devoted to questions and extras.



      Day 1. Friday September 15.


      All Friday talks will take place in Hill 705.


      9:00am--10:00am Saharon Shelah (Jerusalem, Rutgers)
      Title:

      10:30am-11:30am Robin Tucker-Drob (Texas A&M)
      Title:

      2:30pm--3:30pm Clinton Conley (CMU)
      Title:

      4:00pm--5:00pm Matthew Foreman, cross listed as the colloquium talk. (UCI)
      Title:

      5:10pm--6:00pm (Special Talk) Francis Urquhart (Rutgers)
      Title: The classification problem of FU groups is positively complex.



      Day 2. Saturday September 16.


      All Saturday talks will take place at Rutgers Conference Center.


      9:00am--10am Itay Neeman (UCLA)
      Title:

      10:30am--11:30am Anush Tserunyan (Urbana)
      Title:

      2:30pm--3:30pm Ilijas Farah (York)
      Title:

      4:00pm-5:00pm Justin Moore (Cornell)
      Title:




      Day 3. Sunday September 17.


      All Sunday talks will take place at Rutgers Conference Center.


      9:00am--10am Aleksander Kechris (Caltech)
      Title:

      10:30am--11:30am Andrew Marks (UCLA)
      Title:

      12am--1pm Hugh Woodin (Harvard)





      Parking Information.




      Visitors may park in Lot 74A. & Lot 82. without permits.





      Directions.




      Rutgers Conference Center is located in Douglass Campus. Here is the link.

      Hill Center is located in Busch Campus. Here is the link.




      While graduate students, young researchers, female mathematicians and members of under-represented groups are particularly encouraged to apply for travel support, it should be stressed that any participants without their own sources of funding are eligible to apply. Requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis within the limits of the budget. Please send an email to grigor at math dot rutgers dot edu

      The conference will be supported by the NSF. The full schedule will appear below.




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