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Workshop on Jack, Hall-Littlewood and Macdonald Polynomials

23 to 26 September 2003

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Scientific Organising Committee:
V. B. Kuznetsov (Leeds),
A. O. Morris (Aberystwyth),
A. Okounkov (Princeton),
B. D. Sleeman (Leeds),
J.-Y. Thibon (Marne-la-Vallee),
A. P. Veselov (Loughborough).
The year 2003 marks important anniversaries involving all of those involved in the discovery of the polynomials mentioned in the title of the workshop. It is the year that celebrates the centenary of the birth of D.E. Littlewood; the year that commemorates the death of Henry Jack 25 years ago; and, most importantly, it is the year when I.G. Macdonald is 75. Ian Macdonald has been responsible for the most remarkable developments in the subject; indeed he has extended and generalized the work in this area to a level that earlier would be regarded as inconceivable.

The workshop will concentrate on the latest developments and will involve the leading exponents of the subject on an international level, including many of those who have been responsible for the new directions the subject has taken in the last twenty years or so. The meeting will compare the diverse approaches to establishing the properties of these important special functions and will focus on creating further collaboration between the different groups and boost new applications.

The meeting is supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the London Mathematical Society and the Edinburgh Mathematical Society

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