Groups, Rings and Algebras

A Conference in Honor of Donald S. Passmanís 65th Birthday

June 10-12, 2005

University of WisconsinMadison


LocationMathematics Department, University of Wisconsin480 Lincoln Drive
MadisonWisconsin 53706

Invited Speakers: Y. Bakhturin, E. Formanek, I.M. Isaacs, M. Lorenz, S. Montgomery, L. Small, J. T. Stafford, A. Zalesskii, E. Zelmanov

Contributed Papers will be accommodated as 20 minute afternoon talks. Abstracts (preferably in tex) should be submitted here by the deadline,  May 1.  The schedule is full and there is a waiting list.

Conference Proceedings will be published in Contemporary Mathematics, submission deadline October 1, 2005.

Organizing Committee: William Chin, James Osterburg and Declan Quinn

A Banquet will be held Saturday night, $30 per person banquet fee payable at registration, June 10.  We will accept cash (USD)  or you can  make out  a check to `Math Fund, University of Wisconsin, Madison'.

The Conference is Supported by the National Security Agency and the University of Wisconsin-Madison -- limited support is possible.

Please register and reserve hotel as soon as possible - rooms are going fast

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Hotel information

1.Doubletree Hotel (10 minute walk, formerly known as Howard Johnson's)
Madison, WI 5370
$95/Night plus Tax, at most 13 remaining rooms reserved until May 10. People reserving should mention the code: DMC
rooms are going fast

2.  Best Western Inn On The Park (20 minute walk)
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608)257-8811 Toll Free Reservations: 800-279-8811  Fax: 608-257-5995
$99/Night plus Tax
25 Rooms reserved until 30 days before June 9th. People reserving should mention the "Passman Conference."
(They will give rate on extra rooms if available and will honor rate until 1 day before if rooms available.)

3.  Campus Inn,
601 LANGDON St (a short walk),
Mention `Groups, Rings & Algebras',  Group reservation # 35465.  Rooms are being  held until May 10. Rooms include complimentary breakfast, hot hors d'oeuvres each evening, turn down service and parking. High speed internet is available for free in most rooms.  The rate is $99  + tax.

4.  Best Western Inntowner And The Highland (30 minute walk)
Madison, WI 53726
2424 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53726-3811
Phone: (608)233-8778, Fax: 608-233-1325

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To register: send an email to with

your name
telephone no.
email address
whether you will be attending banquet
special dietary request for banquet, if any

Abstracts for contributed talks (preferably in tex) can be included with registration
Registration will begin at 8AM June 10, on the 9th floor of Van Vleck Hall (math department).

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Travel Information:

The airport in Madison is actually called Dane County Airport (but airlines know it as Madison) with airport abbreviation MSN.
It is a 2.5 hour bus ride from Chicago O'Hare and  1.5 hour bus ride from Mitchell Field in Milwaukee.  Maps & bus schedules from O'Hare airport and Milwaukee airport to Madison are available at

The motels we list seem to have complimentary shuttle service to and from the Dane County (Madison) airport. The Campus Inn uses Madison cab, they are silver-colored. So if you are staying in the Campus Inn, find a Madison cab and they will take you to the Campus Inn, for no charge (except tip).

Getting around UW and Parking
Dining Links for Madison: Isthmus, Madison Magazine

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