E. Langmann generalized the method used by Sutherland in
to derive new
explicit formulas for the Jack polynomials. The method is based on the relation
of the Jack polynomials to the eigenfunctions of the quantum Calogero-Sutherland
system. The results were further generalized to construct a solution of the elliptic
Calogero-Moser system.
V.P. Spiridonov generalized Warnaars elliptic extension of a Macdonald multi-
parameter summation formula to Riemann surfaces of arbitrary genus.
6. The Workshop
The Workshop on "Jack, Hall-Littlewood and Macdonald polynomials" was held at
ICMS, Edinburgh, during September
23-26, 2003.
The meeting was organised by
V.B. Kuznetsov (Leeds), A.O. Morris (Aberystwyth), B.D. Sleeman (Leeds) and
A.P. Veselov (Loughborough) and supported by EPSRC and LMS. The Scientific
Advisory Committee was A. Okounkov (Princeton) and J.-Y. Thibon (Marne-la-
Vallee). 16 one-hour-long lectures were given by: J.F. van Diejen (Talca, Chile),
P.I. Etingof (MIT), R. Gustafson (Texas A&M), F. Knop (Rutgers), T.H. Koorn-
winder (Amsterdam), A. Lascoux (Marne-la-Vallee), I.G. Macdonald (UK), T. Miwa
(Kyoto), E. Opdam (Amsterdam), E. Rains (Davis), S. Sahi (Rutgers), M. Schlosser
(Vienna), A.N. Sergeev (Balakovo), E.K. Sklyanin (York), V. Spiridonov (Dubna)
and J.-Y. Thibon (Marne-la-Vallee). The meeting was attended by
Vadim B. Kuznetsov
Siddhartha Sahi
This volume, meant to be a celebration of the work of the pioneers of the theory
of symmetric functions, has unfortunately also turned into a memorial for Vadim
Kuznetsov, whose untimely death in December
shocked and saddened all who
knew him. Vadim invested a great deal of time and effort into the conference and
its proceedings, and I would like to think that he would have been pleased with
the results. I also want to add a special note of thanks to Alun Morris and Brian
Sleeman for their invaluable help, without which this volume would have been
greatly delayed.
Siddhartha Sahi
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