Title

Award Announcement - West Coast Operator Algebra Seminar

Document Type

Award Materials

Publication Date

2018

Abstract

This award provides funding to help defray the expenses of participants in the West Coast Operator Algebra Seminar that will be held on October 5 and 6, 2018, on the campus of Seattle University. Additional information about this meeting can be found at the website: http://fac-staff.seattleu.edu/boersema/web/WCOAS/WCOAS2018.html.

This conference is the twenty-fifth installment of the West Coast Operator Algebra Seminar (WCOAS), a series that annually brings together a diverse group of mathematicians whose primary research interests are in the theory of operator algebras. These meetings cover many current aspects of research in the theory of C*-algebras and von Neumann algebras. Some of the 2018 emphasis will be on the following topics: subfactors and their invariants, rigidity for ergodic actions and von Neumann algebras, free probability and its applications, classification of C*-algebras (the Elliot program), noncommutative geometry, operator spaces, quantum groups, graph C*-algebras. The conference program broadens participation in the theory of operator algebras and provides ample opportunity for graduate students, postdocs, and other young scientists to present their work.

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