8 Jan - 6 Jul 2001

**Organisers**: Professor P Hanlon (*Michigan*), Professor IG Macdonald (*QMW*), Professor AO Morris (*Aberystwyth*)

**Organisers: **B. Leclerc, M. Nazarov, M. Noumi, J.-Y. Thibon

**Topics/Theme of Conference: **Macdonald polynomials and related
special functions in mathematical physics, harmonic
analysis, and representation theory. In
particular: classical and quantum many-body problems, integrable models in
statistical physics and quantum field theory, quantum symmetric spaces,
deformations of Virasoro and W algebras, quantum Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov
equations.

**Speakers: **H. Awata, J.-F. van Diejen, C. Dunkl, J. Faraut, P. Forrester, K. Hasegawa, G.
Heckman, N. Jing, T. Koornwinder, K. Mimachi, T. Miwa, S. Odake, E. Opdam, E.
Rains, S. Ruijsenaars, J. Shiraishi, J. Stokman, V. Tarasov.

**Location: **The
EuroConference will take place at the Newton Institute.

The EuroConference is supported by the European Community and funding is available to support some young researchers. It is intended for nationals of EC Member States and of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Israel, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland, who must all be under 35 years of age. Self-supporting participants of any age and nationality are welcome to apply.

Extended Closing Date for receipt of applications is 16 February 2001.