August 2, 2015

FieldsLive: Live Streaming from the Fields Institute

FieldsLive is a streaming system that gives viewers the ability to watch Fields lectures live from anywhere in the world. Developed as a new way for the Institute to work together with our partner universities and the scientific community, FieldsLive makes Fields lectures and courses accessible to a global audience. To enhance the viewing experience, the system has two unique features:
  1. Personalized views: click to zoom in or out or pan from side to side. This feature is particularly useful for blackboard talks, giving viewers the ability to choose which section of the board they want to see.

  2. Interactive remote participation (for select events): with just a web browser, webcam, and Flash Player plug-in, participants can ask questions and make comments from remote locations, as if they were present in the lecture room.

    An access key is required for interactive remote participation (available for select events only). To request an access key, send an e-mail with your name and academic affiliation to at least 24 hours prior to the event. No access key is needed to simply watch and listen.

Please note: The system is currently undergoing development and testing. In the event of an audio or video freeze, try pressing Zoom In or Zoom Out, or reload your browser window.

Video Archive

A few days after each lecture, a recorded video will be made available, which can be viewed or downloaded through our video archive.

Live Now

A few minutes before each event, a link will appear here that will allow you to begin viewing or interacting.

This page will automatically refresh itself.

Upcoming FieldsLive Events

Tuesday August 4

2015 Banach Algebras and Applications and Retrospective Meeting for the 2014 Thematic Program on Abstract Harmonic Analysis, Banach and Operator Algebras

9:30 a.m. Kenneth R. Davidson: Duality, convexity and peak interpolation in Drury-Arveson space

11:00 a.m. Nico Spronk: Commuting contractive idempotents in measure algebras

11:30 a.m. Paul Skoufranis: Closed Convex Hulls of Unitary Orbits in C-Algebras of Real Rank Zero

2:00 p.m. Mehrdad Kalantar: Hamana boundary of L1-algebra of discrete (quantum) groups

3:30 p.m. Rupert Levene: Schur idempotents and hyperreflexivity

4:00 p.m. John T. Anderson: A Peak-Point Theorem for Uniform Algebras on Real-Analytic Varieties

4:30 p.m. Sukumar Daniel: Biggest open ball in invertible elements of a Banach algebra

5:00 p.m. Richard Skillicorn: Splittings of Extensions of Banach Algebras

Wednesday August 5

2015 Banach Algebras and Applications and Retrospective Meeting for the 2014 Thematic Program on Abstract Harmonic Analysis, Banach and Operator Algebras

9:30 a.m. Tom Ransford: A Gleason-Kahane-Zelazko theorem for modules and applications to holomorphic function spaces

11:00 a.m. Kathryn Hare: The smoothness of orbital measures on classical simple Lie algebras

11:30 a.m. Alexander J. Izzo: Function spaces invariant under group actions

2:00 p.m. Volker Runde: Approximate diagonals for C*-algebras

3:30 p.m. Matthew Wiersma: Weak* tensor products for von Neumann algebras

4:00 p.m. Rachid El Harti: Numerical range of adjointable operators on a Hilebert C*-module and application to problem of positivity preserving linear maps of C*-algebras

4:30 p.m. Arezou Valadkhani: Amenable Cores for a Banach algebra

5:00 p.m. Linda Mawhinney: Inductive limits of operator systems