Last week I was in Utrecht for the conference «Dynamics and Hamiltonian Systems» in honour of Richard Cushman for his 65th birthday. It was definitely one of the best conferences I have ever attended.
Edna Alford reading a poem.
Richard has retreated to Saskatchewan since December 2005 and seeing him is now a rare pleasure. But what made the conference so good, except for Richard's presence of course, was the speakers and a very interesting collection of talks.