Wednesday, July 29, 2009

LATTICE 2009 reports open thread

It appears that this blog is not accessible from within the Great Firewall of China (I suppose blogs are inherently subversive, even if they are about as innocuous a topic as Lattice QCD). There is thus little point in having lots of empty comment threads for participants to report their impressions from the Lattice 2009 conference in Beijing, and those threads have accordingly disappeared. This post exists for any comments that people may have about Lattice 2009; comments may also be sent to me by email, and will then be published here (anonymously, if desired).

6 comments:

T Burch said...

i also did not attend the conference this year, but was hoping to check out the slides of some of the talks (posting of these on the conference website has been common practice in recent years). however, i noticed that the website appears to be no longer accessible. has it suddenly earned "subversive" status? do you think the slides might be posted elsewhere in the future?

David Schaich said...

Same here -- not able to go, and now not able to access.

I have a colleague who has accumulated about a dozen sets of slides by direct request to the presenters. I would do the same, but I never saved a copy of the program, and now only have vague recollections of who was talking about what!

Georg said...

This is very strange about the disappearing website. Does anyone who was in Beijing know any reason why the conference website might disappear? Where there any talks with "Free Tibet" or "Falun Gong" messages hidden in the slides? It's more likely that this is just bad organisation, however, and that the website was scheduled to disappear after the end of the conference. It is pretty annoying, though.

T Burch said...

the website appears to be back up. hopefully the talks will appear there soon...

David Schaich said...

Yup, plenary talks at least are linked from http://rchep.pku.edu.cn/workshop/lattice09/plenaryprogram.html

Yuzhi Liu said...

And the Parallel talks are under "Archive File" of the following link:

http://rchep.pku.edu.cn/workshop/lattice09/program.xml