
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES 

October 31, 2014  
Workshop on Nonselfadjoint Operator Algebras

David Blecher,
University of Houston Recent contributions to the general theory of operator algebras 

Man Duen
Choi, University of Toronto The Ultimate Norm Estimate for the Sum of Two Matrices 

Kenneth Davidson,
The Fields Institute Spans and sums of unitary and similarity orbits of a single operator 

Chandler
Davis, University of Toronto Polynomial hulls of a matrix 

Allan Donsig,
University of Nebraska Analytic Partial Crossed Products 

Benton Duncan,
University of Nebrasaka 

Alan Hopenwasser,
University of Alabama Lie Ideals in Triangular AF Algebras 

Victor Kaftal,
University of Cincinnati Traces and "soft" ideals of B(H) 

Masayoshi
Kaneda, University of Houston The ideal envelope of an operator algebra 

Aristides
Katavolos, Athens University Normalizers, Ternary Rings and All That 

Elias Katsoulis,
East Carolina University Representations of nonselfadjoint operator algebras 

David Kribs,
University of Iowa Weighted shifts on Fock space 

Philippe
Larocque, University of Waterloo 

Jiankui Li,
University of Waterloo Local derivations and local automorphisms 

Laurent Marcoux,
University of Waterloo Lie structures in nest algebras 

Vern Paulsen,
University of Houston MASA Bimodule Maps 

Justin Peters,
Iowa State University Representation theory for Dirichlet Algebras 

David Pitts,
University of Nebraska Automorphisms of triangular AFalgebras (preliminary report) 

Stephen Power,
Lancaster University Free semigroupoid algebras 

Heydar Radjavi,
Dalhousie University and University of New Hampshire Polynomial identities and reducibility 

Peter Rosenthal,
University of Toronto Triangularizability and Triangular Operator Algebras 

Jim Solazzo,
University of Georgia Reflexivity, Factorization, and Hankel Operators 

Baruch Solel,
Technion Institute Duality of Correspondences and a Non Commutative NevanlinnaPick Theorem 

Ahmed Sourour, University of Victoria 

Gary Weiss,
University of Cincinnati Traces, Ideals and Arithmetic Means 

Reza Yahaghi, Dalhousie University 
***Dinner will be at Le Sélect Bistro
on Wednesday, July 10th at 6:30 pm with dinner served at 7:00 pm.***
Your registration fee includes the banquet cost.
Location: 328 Queen Street West, on the north side of Queen Street,
east of Spadina Street
4165966405 ext 0
Restaurant site: http://www.leselect.com/
Location map: http://www.leselect.com/findus.html
For further information about the workshop, please contact gensci(PUT_AT_SIGN_HERE)fields.utoronto.ca