January 22, 2017

The Coxeter Legacy
Reflections and Projections
May 12-16, 2004

to be held at the Earth Sciences Auditorium,
at Willcocks and Huron Street, University of Toronto

A conference will be held at the University of Toronto in May 2004 in honour of H.S.M. Coxeter. We intend to reflect on Coxeter's legacy, emphasizing his main achievements, demonstrating the impact of Coxeter's ideas on current research, and exploring future directions.During the conference there will be talks by invited principal speakers and sessions for contributed talks.

Sponsored by

The University of Toronto
The Fields Institute for Research in the Mathematical Sciences
The Canadian Mathematical Society

Organizing Committee

Chandler Davis, Toronto
Erich W. Ellers, Toronto
Branko Grünbaum, U Washington, Seattle
J.W. (Mike) Lorimer, Toronto

Peter McMullen, UC London
Arthur Sherk, Toronto
Ravi Vakil, Stanford
Asia Ivic Weiss, York

Confirmed Speakers

Alexandre Borovik (UMIST)
Michel Broué (Paris VII)
John Conway (Princeton)
Michele Emmer (Rome)
Branko Grünbaum (U Washington, Seattle)
James Humphreys (Massachusetts)
Mikhail Kapranov (Toronto)
Ruth Kellerhals (Fribourg)
Askold Khovanskii (Toronto)
Bertram Kostant (MIT)
Greg Kuperberg (UC Davis)

Peter McMullen (UC London)
Robert Moody (Alberta)
Bernhard Mühlherr (Bruxelles)
Jürgen Richter-Gebert (Munich)
Mark Ronan (UIC)
Doris Schattschneider (Moravian College)
Egon Schulte (Northeastern)
Marjorie Senechal (Smith College)
Neil Sloane (AT&T Shannon Lab)
Ravi Vakil (Stanford)
Asia Ivic Weiss (York)
Jörg Wills (Siegen)

Public Lecture

A Public Lecture will be held Saturday, May 15, 2004, at 8 pm in the Earth Sciences Auditorium.

Michele Emmer (Rome), an expert on arts and mathematics
The Visual Mind: Math, Art, Cinema

Doris Schattschneider (Moravian College PA), an expert on unusual and surprising tilings
Coxeter and the Artists: two-way inspiration

Concert and Banquet

The evening of Friday, May 14, 2004 will have various events. It will begin with a concert at the Fields Institute 4:30 p.m., then a reception at the Faculty Club, 41 Willcocks Street, at 6:00 p.m., followed by a banquet at the Faculty Club at 7:00 p.m.


Online registration is now closed - registration will be available on-site starting at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 in the foyer of the Earth Sciences Auditorium. The registration fee is $70 (CDN), $30 for students. This fee includes the Conference Banquet planned for May 14, 2004.