A similiar controversy occurred before the Texas Symposium in 2004. After my name appeared among the presenters, someone associated with the SNAP Project sent email to Stanford denying my affiliation. Greg considered this PhD's email "bizarre," since I was studying at Stanford. Fortunately professional behaviour prevailed and my presentation went ahead smoothly.
I have done nothing to harm these people, yet they are desperate to prevent you from hearing me. They will deny that a woman has a theory, and do their best to stop her from publishing. If it were in their power, they would prevent her from doing research at all. What sort of human being would whack a speaker from the schedule? I trust that, as before, cooler heads will win out over jealousy.
My own plans will not change, and I will be in London next week. At this moment my talk is still on the schedule for 12:30 PM March 29. I will happily meet every one of you who wants to meet. This blog will continue to publish. I will continue to write papers and occasionally publish them. That is the least I can do to thank you for your support.
Those of you who are unhappy or who can verify that I exist, you can email the organising committee:
Richard Lieu: firstname.lastname@example.org, Carlo Contaldi: email@example.com, T. Kibble: firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE: Since the anonymous perpetrator considers himself a computer expert, I have demonstrated how to hack a system. The results are posted here, and you will be very entertained.