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CHAPTER 18 Thematic Institutes: The Particle Accelerators of Mathematics Tom Salisbury “Industrial Problem Solving workshops ... start with groups from industry posing problems on Monday. Then teams of students and faculty work intensively for the rest of the week, reporting back to the posers on Friday.” Recollections Ken Davidson and Bradd Hart recruited me to be Deputy Director of the Fields Institute in 2003. I served for a year under Ken and two years under Barbara Keyfitz, stepping down in 2006 prior to starting as Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) President. I had spent time at Fields before, while on sabbatical leave in 1997–98 and as one of the organizers of the Probability thematic program in 1998–99.