Friday, May 16, 2008

Reminder: Register for Complexity 2008

REMINDER: Register for COMPLEXITY 2008. Deadline is June 1 for early registration; however, the earlier the better. Register here.

Why should you go?
  1. If you are a beginning student in theory you should go to see what research is happening. Something you see in a talk may inspire a PhD topic.
  2. If you are a student in theory who already has a topic in Complexity then you should go to see how your topic connects to other branches in Complexity. And to talk to other people who may know stuff about your topic.
  3. If you are a student in theory who is working in algorithms then you should go to broaden your horizons.
  4. If you are NOT a theorist than should you go? Depends- if you want to get into theory or if you have a passing interest then certainly. If NOT then... well, there may be some other reason to go.
  5. If you are an adjunct, postdoc, lecturer, professor, research scientist, or some other category that I can't recall, some of the above reasons still apply to you.
It is likely that you won't follow some of the talks. Realize that just knowing that some area of research is out there is good. A talk can be a good place to find this out and get references. Also, some talks you can skip, hang out in the halls, and meet your fellow theorists.

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