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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this conference has been cancelled. A replacement conference will take place at NCGOA 2023.

Our campus Welcome to the homepage for the Eighteenth Annual Spring Institute Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras

This year’s topic is Connes’ embedding problem and quantum information theory. The Eighteenth 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.

Minicourse Speakers

Speaker Affiliation Title
Magdalena Musat University of Copenhagen
Narutaka Ozawa RIMS, Kyoto University
Vern Paulsen University of Waterloo
Thomas Vidick Caltech
Reinhard Werner University of Hannover

Invited Speakers

Speaker Affiliation Title
Scott Atkinson UC Riverside
Michael Brannan Texas A&M University
Sarah Chehade University of Houston
Ionut Chifan University of Iowa
Matt Coudron University of Waterloo
Ken Dykema Texas A&M University
Corey Jones Ohio State University
Marius Junge UIUC
Kate Juschenko UT Austin
Zhengwei Liu Harvard University
Anand Natarajan Caltech
Gilles Pisier Texas A&M University
Sorin Popa UCLA
David Roberson Technical University of Denmark
Mikael Rordam University of Copenhagen
Rolando de Santiago UCLA
Anna Vershynina University of Houston
Henry Yuen University of Toronto


All participants, including mini-course speakers and invited speakers, are asked to register online. All questions should be directed to If you intend to request support, please read the section Reimbursement Policy.

Financial Aid

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 13, 2020. 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 Eighteenth 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.

Organizing Committee

Dietmar Bisch, Vanderbilt University
Jesse Peterson, Vanderbilt University