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Testimonials

I only wish I could have spent more time at the INI. It is a unique environment in which to think and write and exchange ideas. Too few such places left on this planet.

Sunetra Gupta Sunetra Gupta, Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

It was very stimulating and inspiring! The Newton Institute is a great place to work and meet researchers from diverse fields. Many thanks to the organisers, all the participants and the staff!

Marie Vasse Marie Vasse, PhD Student, Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution - CNRS 

As my PhD research is highly focused on cell-cell interactions within a microbial (yeast) community, this programme, in terms of content and scope, was perfect for my needs! The talks brought together researchers who might not necessarily have come across each others paths otherwise, and therefore it seemed like many individuals benefited from this opportunity to widen their perspectives on their own field of interest. Overall, I would highly recommend this programme to those that may be interested.

Kate Campbell Kate Campbell, PhD Candidate in Metabolic Regulators, Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge

I enjoyed every minute of my stay at the INI, not only because of the exciting talks and stimulating discussions. The whole atmosphere was welcoming and encouraging. Science breathes through every corner of the building. Many thanks to all the staff, the organizers and the participants who made this happen.

Rebekka Burkholz Rebekka Burkholz, ETH Zurich

Creating such an excellent ambience to work and share ideas is a very difficult task for organisers. The Isaac Newton Institute deserves congratulations for its fine piece of work. .

Dorota Mozyrska Dorota Mozyrska, Bialystok University of Technology

A very well organised event, which provided a wonderful opportunity to listen to and engage with excellent researchers from within and outside my particular field. An invaluable and inspirational experience.

Elizabeth Hart Elizabeth Hart, Aberystwyth University

The Institute is an excellent place to work. People, support, facilities, housing –everything was exquisite. It was one of my best doing-research travels.

 Ewa Girejko Ewa Girejko, Bialystok University of Technology

The Isaac Newton Institute is a singularity in the research landscape - scientists from the whole world meet and push the frontiers of science.

Stefanie WidderStefanie Widder, University of Vienna

Recently I was a participant in a long program organized by INI and I stayed in Cambridge with my family for an extended period. This visit was a fantastic combination of a very stimulating working environment at INI and a superbly comfortable place to stay for the accompanying family. At the institute there are plenty stimulating seminars and discussions with the top people from my field and the accommodation was beautiful and very children-friendly. Thanks to the organizers for bringing all of us together at a program like this and to the INI staff for their kindness and help!

Svetlana Borovkova Svetlana Borovkova, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

I had a very enjoyable visit to INI. There were interesting talks and workshops. However, what made this experience unique was the large blocks of unplanned time so that one could engage in long discussions or work on problems with other participants, or take a walk in the beautiful campus. .

Wenying Shou Wenying Shou, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

It was very exciting and inspirational! This was really a good opportunity to crystallize upcoming challenges in the field. Topics were very diverse, yet quite cohesive.

Munehiro Asally Munehiro Asally, University of Warwick

The Isaac Newton Institute is a place to visit in order to acquire more knowledge of mathematical sciences. I wish to propagate the good news about INI when I get back to Africa. I therefore look forward to future invitation to participate in relevant programmes especially in mathematical modelling, epidemiology and fluid mechanics.

Amos Popoola Amos Popoola, Osun State University

I would like to thank the Newton Institute and the organisers, in particular Rama Cont, for an indeed excellent workshop. I have yet to participate in another event (10+ years professional experience at a central bank), where theoretical questions were discussed in such a quality, such cooperative spirit and of such relevance for my day to day job. The workshop was truly inspiring and I sincerely hope it can be continued / repeated in one form or another at some point in the future.

Claus Puhr Claus Puhr, OeNB

An extraordinary success in bringing together leading experts from a wide range of areas that are relevant for a deeper understanding of the challenge of regulating systemic risk.

Hans Foellmer Hans Foellmer, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Throughout the organisation process, the staff did a great job of managing arrangements and handling a large volume of traffic and requests from the organisers, speakers and applicants. The staff were very responsive and reliable and handled all matters thoroughly and professionally. The INI is a model for how such institutions should operate.

Paul Glasserman Paul Glasserman, Columbia University

I liked the breadth of disciplines and the interdisciplinary nature, and I especially liked the emphasis on the big picture in the final panel discussion. Some workshops don’t have discussions of the big picture, but I find that very helpful as a young researcher.

Charlie Brummitt Charlie Brummitt, Columbia University

I speak for all five organisers of our programme in saying thank you to all at the Institute, at the front desk, in the Library, in the lecture rooms and generally behind the scenes, keeping everything going so smoothly and being so helpful in sorting out any minor problems.

David Chillingworth David Chillingworth, University of Southampton (on behalf of all the MLC programme organisers)

My thanks to all the staff who were exceptionally helpful and efficient

Nigel Wood Nigel Wood, Met Office

Everything exceeded my expectations - I can't say enough about how helpful the administrative staff and general INI support was.

Donna Calhoun Donna Calhoun, Boise State University

I am very grateful for all the support. I especially appreciated and admire the possibility to visit other departments in the UK and by this sharing Newton Institute's resources with the UK mathematical community. This is ingenious and very helpful!

Jörn Behrens Jörn Behrens, Universität Hamburg

The ideal conditions here at the Newton Institute, as well as the ceaseless exchange of ideas with fellow participants, contributed to a very productive, stimulating and motivating month.

Tommaso Benacchio Tommaso Benacchio, Freie Universität Berlin

Keep doing what you are doing. This is the best institute I have visited.

Frank Giraldo Frank Giraldo, Naval Postgraduate School

I found the atmosphere of the Institute really magic, for the extremely kind and helpful personnel, for the building itself with its structure favouring meetings and discussions, for the focused workshops and the flow of seminars and most of all for the quality of the colleagues and long term visitors.

Claudio Zannoni Claudio Zannoni, Università di Bologna

The organisers produced a diverse collection of excellent speakers with serious and challenging results to discuss. I was left with a new appreciation of the field; both what is currently possible and what the issues are.

Jonathan Dawes, University of Bath

It was wonderful to have the opportunity to meet so many eminent people in my field, and to give a talk in an environment that was geared towards encouraging young researchers rather than intimidating them.

Ross Lund Ross Lund, University of Bristol

Extremely comfortable accommodation, peaceful, excellent for work

Samo Kralj Samo Kralj, Jozef Stefan Institute

I have rarely found such a perfect mix of efficiency, good humor and good manners among the members of the supporting staff.

Richard Kerner Richard Kerner, Université Pierre & Marie Curie-Paris VI

The Institute does a really first-rate job of providing enough food and coffee to enable one to work uninterrupted. This is something that must be expensive, but is worth everything you spend on it. Well done, again!

Jason Cantarella Jason Cantarella, University of Georgia

I regret not having kept in with news of Newton Institute activities in the past. It is a very valuable resource for researchers in the mathematical sciences.

Tigran Tchrakian Tigran Tchrakian, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

INI has the friendliest, most knowledgeable, most helpful staff. Period.

Roman Buniy Roman Buniy, Chapman University

The Library was great for getting work done, and it had an impressive collection of books.

Colton Conroy Colton Conroy, Ohio State University

Thanks to the so efficient and kind support of the staff of the Newton Institute, we all spent 4 wonderful months in Cambridge, representing there 4 topics of mathematics for the first time.

Bruno Vallette Bruno Vallette, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis (on behalf of all the GDO programme organisers)

Everything (support, facilities, housing and catering) was just perfect. The Institute is clearly an optimal place to work.

Stephane Robin Stéphane Robin, INRA: Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique

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