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CHAPTER 23 A Place for Inspiration Mary Thompson “The Fields Institute is fundamentally a place where people go to be inspired by the best minds and stimulated by an environment rich in ideas and experience.” I well remember the formation of the Fields Institute because I was Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Waterloo at the time it was first being talked about, and Jerry Marsden was an old friend and classmate from undergraduate years at the University of Toronto. I remember thinking that the