Makkaifest Workshop

18 June 2009
Burnside Hall, McGill University

There will be a one-day workshop, held at McGill University, Mathematics Department, on 18 June 2009, in conjunction with the Makkaifest being held at CRM, 19-20 June 2009, with an initial reception at the CRM on 18 June.

This workshop is intended for the participants of the Makkaifest. It will begin after 9am, in room BURN 1B36 (Burnside Hall), McGill University, and will finish around 5pm, so there will be time to get to the reception at CRM at 6pm. The schedule of talks is given below. Information about the weather and maps of the area (showing Burnside Hall) are given below the schedule.

The workshop will be an informal affair - there will be no registration, and it is not officially part of the Makkaifest at the CRM. However, the themes of the workshop are those of the Makkaifest itself, and reflect interests shown by Michael Makkai over his career.

If you are interested in attending the official Makkaifest, 19-20 June, please register. If you plan to attend the dinner on the 19th, be sure one of us (Phil or Robert) knows, so we can inform the restaurant of the correct number of attendees.

Schedule of talks

Thursday, 18 June 2009
Room BURN 1B36 (downstairs, in the basement, "behind" the elevators)

(Where available, the links are to abstracts)

9:20am Welcome
9:30 - 10:10 J Power
10:15 - 10:45   M Zawadowski: Abstract properties of many-to-one shapes  [Abstract]
11:15 - 11:45 M Warren: Martin-Lof Complexes  [Abstract]
11:50 - 12:20 J Egger
2:00pm - 2:40 JP Marquis: Facts of Life (a tribute to Michael Makkai)
2:45 - 3:15 H Hu
3:50 - 4:10 F Linton: Something old, something new, something borrowed, . . .
4:15 - 4:45 M Sadrzadeh: Clitic Pregroups: in search for a uniform pattern of pronoun movement in natural languages

6pm   Reception at the CRM

Friday, 19 June:
8:30am: Makkaifest at the CRM
7:00pm: Banquet at the Café des Beaux-Arts   [Menu]

Phil Scott (
Robert Seely (

Other information

Weather Forecast for the Montreal area:   Environment Canada   the Weather Network
Map of the McGill area (including Burnside Hall)