||The Eighth International Workshop on Matrices and Statistics
All participants are invited to an informal reception to be held in the
Main building of University of Tampere (Kalevantie 4) on Thursday evening,
the 5th of August, at 19:00. The pre-reception speech will be given by
Dr X of the Tampere City Health Care and Social Welfare Office, and its
preliminary title is "Why do statisticians kiss my toes, or in other words,
how close can a statistician get to a Nobel Prize?"
A downtown walking tour for associate participants, hosted by Soile Puntanen
& Evelyn Matheson Styan, has been arranged for the Friday morning,
August 6. The tour will start at 10 am in front of the Tampere tourist
information bureau (Verkatehtaankatu 2, near Hotel Ilves) and it will take
about 2-3 hours. Please take comfortable shoes with you. You may register
to the walking tour through e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or at the workshop
Sauna Party in Viikinsaari
A Sauna Party in Finnish style (Finns take partying very seriously) will
be arranged on Friday evening, the 6th of August, in Viikinsaari Island.
The boat leaves from Laukontori Harbour at 18:00. This evening will include
a chance to sit four hours in heat of 80°C - in which case one loses
a lot of sweat, misses the flamed salmon dinner, an international soccer
match, and a pleasant stroll around the island. The After-Sauna part of
the evening is hosted by Ninni Martikainen & Finnstars Band.
Pukkila, Ex-Rector of the Tampere University, will give an After-Sauna
Speech entitled "Is there life outside the universities?"
Preliminary programme is as follows:
||The boat leaves from Laukontori Harbour.
||Arrival at Viikinsaari.
||Finland vs Rest of The World - All Star Teams in Soccer, Viikinsaari
||Dinner: Flamed salmon.
||Walk around the island is recommended (30-40 min).
||After-Sauna Party in the Restaurant of Viikinsaari
||... along the notes of Ninni Martikainen & Finnstars Band and the
After-Dinner Speech by Tarmo Pukkila.
||Boat trip back to midtown.
||Midnight beer and 'Pumpulitehtaan tytöt', a dancing performance
for hundred seamstress and sewing machine, in downtown.
You can go to sauna at any time you find convenient from 18:45 to 21:30.
There are separate dressing rooms and showers for women and men. The hot
part of the sauna (löylyhuone & vihta) is available as follows:
||Women & Men
Please take your own swimming suit with you. Towels and beer will be