Unfortunately I cannot attend FestValle dedicated to my close friend and collaborator Jose. At exactly the same time I need to be at the conference in Novosibirsk, where I am a chair of the Organizing Committee. Please deliver to Jose my best wishes, which include wish for good health, continuing his brilliant scientific activity, and happiness.
I enclose a picture (rather funny), for which I would suggest the title:
"Friendly scientific discussion"
With my strong wishes for successful meeting. A pity that I cannot attend.
Alexander (Sasha) Dolgov