July 24, 2014

dedicated to George Elliott's 60-th birthday

June 19 - 24, 2005
at the University of Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Symposium partially supported by
National Science Foundation

Local Organizing Commitee

Thierry Giordano (University of Ottawa)
David Handelman (University of Ottawa)
Jamie Mingo (Queen's University)
Matthias Neufang (Carleton University)
Vladimir Pestov (University of Ottawa)

The meeting, sponsored by the Fields Institute, will have two components:

- a two weeks Summer School offering short introductory courses in various areas of operator algebra theory that are of major current interest, mainly targeted at graduate students and postdoctoral fellows;

- the 33rd Canadian Operator Symposium which will be held in the honour of George Elliott on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday.

Advisory Committee

George Elliott (University of Toronto);
Ken Davidson (University of Waterloo);
Nigel Higson (Penn State University);
Ian Putnam (University of Victoria);
Roland Speicher (Queen's University).

Registration and Location of Lectures

You are invited to a welcoming party, Saturday June 18, 7--10 pm in the Lounge of the New Residence at 90 University Dr.
Registration will take place there and on Sunday morning 8.30--8.55 at the door of the room B0138 of the Site building.
The plenary lectures will take place in the room B0138 of the SITE building (This building is located at the southern boundary of the Campus).


Ola Bratteli (Oslo)
Soren Eilers (Copenhagen)
Uffe Haagerup (Odense)
Nigel Higson (Penn State)
Akitaka Kishimoto (Hokkaido)
Ryszard Nest (Copenhagen)
N. Christopher Phillips (Eugene)
Ian Putnam (Victoria)
Mikael Rordam (Odense)
Masamichi Takesaki (UCLA)
Dan Voiculescu (Berkeley)

Dates and Registration Fees:

- first week of the Summer School:
June 7-11, 2005;

- 50 $ CDN for graduate students;
- 75 $ CDN for postdoctoral fellows;
- 100 $ CDN for regular participants;
- second week of the Summer School:
June 13-17, 2005;
- 50 $ CDN for graduate students;
- 75 $ CDN for postdoctoral fellows;
- 100 $ CDN for regular participants;
- 33rd Canadian Operator Symposium:
June 19-24, 2005.

- 50 $ CDN for graduate students;
- 100 $ CDN for postdoctoral fellows;
- 200 $ CDN for regular participants.

Funding Support

Support for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to cover travel and local expenses will be available through the Fields Institute. The amount is not yet determined and will of course depend mainly on the total number of participants. The application deadline for financial support was April 22, and the decisions will be made the following week.

If you have any specific questions, please contact
Thierry Giordano or Vladimir Pestov .

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