Department of Mathematics, Vanderbilt University, May 1-7, 2015
|Welcome to the homepage for the Thirteenth Annual Spring Institute Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras|
This year’s topic is Operator Algebras and Approximation Properties of Groups. The Thirteenth Annual Spring Institute on Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras is a combination of spring school and international conference. During the school part of the meeting several mini-courses on a variety of topics from noncommutative geometry, operator algebras and related topics will be given by leading experts. The conference will consist of a number of invited research talks and short contributions. We strongly encourage students and postdocs to attend this conference. Please read the section on financial aid below regarding information on how to apply for financial support.
|Alex Furman||University of Illinois at Chicago||Introduction to Measured Group Theory|
|Adrian Ioana||University of California, San Diego||Spectral Gap and Orbit Equivalence Rigidity for Translation Actions|
|Sorin Popa||University of California, Los Angeles||Some Analysis Techniques in II_1 Factors|
|Andreas Thom||Technische Universität Dresden||Finite-dimensional Approximation Properties of Groups and their Applications|
|Vadim Alekseev||Georg-August-Universität Göttingen||Derivations on von Neumann Algebras and L^2-cohomology|
|Remi Boutonnet||University of California, San Diego||Spectral Gap for Translation Actions on Locally Compact Groups|
|Mike Cantrell||University of Illinois at Chicago||Asymptotic Shape of Equivariant Random Metrics on Nilpotent Groups|
|Ionut Chifan||University of Iowa||Rigidity Aspects in the von Neumann Algebras Associated with Surface Braid Groups|
|Darren Creutz||Vanderbilt University||Harmonic Maps on Groups|
|Alexander Fish||University of Sydney||Ergodic Theorems for Amenable Groups|
|Uffe Haagerup||University of Copenhagen||The Thompson Groups F, T, V and their C* and Von Neumann Algebras|
|Cyril Houdayer||Université Paris-Est – Marne-la-Vallée||Unique Prime Factorization and Bicentralizer Problem for a Class of Type III Factors|
|Narutaka Ozawa||RIMS, Kyoto University||The Furstenberg Boundary and C*-simplicity|
|Henrik Densing Petersen||EPF Lausanne||Quasi-isometries of Nilpotent Groups|
|Sven Raum||RIMS, Kyoto University and University of Münster||Powers Group Methods for Locally Compact Groups Acting on Trees|
|Roman Sauer||Karlsruhe Institute of Technology||Profinite Actions and Homology Growth of Aspherical Riemannian Manifolds|
|Thomas Sinclair||Indiana University||Omitting Types in C*-algebras|
|Todor Tsankov||Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu||Oligomorphic Groups: Representations, Property (T), and Measure-preserving Actions|
|Robin Tucker-Drob||Rutgers University||Jones-Schmidt Stability and Relative Property (T)|
|Stefaan Vaes||KU Leuven||Representation Theory for Subfactors, λ-lattices and C*-tensor Categories|
|Alain Valette||Université de Neuchâtel||Weak Amenability and Haagerup Property for Generalized Baumslag Solitar Groups|
|Chenxu Wen||Vanderbilt University||Injectivity and Disjointness for the Radial Masa|
|Guoliang Yu||Texas A&M||Dynamics and K-theory|
All participants, including mini-course speakers and invited speakers, are asked to register online. All questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you intend to request support, please read the section Reimbursement Policy. There will be a registration fee of $50. Payment by cash or check is accepted at the conference.
Financial support will be available to (partially) fund graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and other participants without grant support. We encourage those of you who are asking for support to share accommodations. If you plan to apply for funding, please fill out the “Request Financial Support” portion of the registration form. International participants need to fill out a Business Visitor Questionnaire. Please submit your request for financial support by March 14, 2015. Late applications will be considered as long as financial support is available. Note that we are unable to provide any support in advance.
Funding for the Thirteenth Annual Spring Institute on Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras is provided by the National Science Foundation and both the College of Arts & Science and the Department of Mathematics at Vanderbilt University. We are grateful for their support.
Dietmar Bisch, Vanderbilt University
Jesse Peterson, Vanderbilt University
Vaughan Jones, Vanderbilt University