
THEMATIC PROGRAMS 

December 4, 2016  
Thematic Program on Operator Algebras

Organizing Committee  
Marius Dadarlat (Purdue) Eberhard Kirchberg (Humboldt) Huaxin Lin (Oregon) 
Ian Putnam (Victoria) Mikael Rørdam (Odense) Andrew Toms (York) 

Program supported by: 
Special Operator Algebra Fund
Supported by Professor George Elliott 

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SPEAKERS:
Florin Boca (University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign)  Nadia Larsen (University of Oslo) 
Bruce Blackadar (University of Nevada,
Reno) 
Huaxin Lin (University of Oregon) 
Etienne Blanchard (Institut de Math de Jussieu)  Hiroki Matui (Chiba University) 
Nate Brown (Pennsylvania State University)  Ralf Meyer (Universität Göttingen) 
Marius Dadarlat (Purdue University)  Zhuang Niu (University of Calgary) 
Søren Eilers (University of Copenhagen)  Narutaka Ozawa (University of California, Los Angeles) 
Siegfried Echterhoff (Westfälische
WilhelmsUniversität) 
Cornel Pasnicu (University of Puerto Rico) 
George Elliott (University of Toronto)  Christopher Phillips (University of Oregon) 
Guihua Gong (University of Puerto Rico) 
Francesc Perera (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) 
Ilan Hirshberg (Ben Gurion University) 
Leonel Robert (Fields Institute) 
Masaki Izumi (Kyoto University) 
Mikael Rørdam (University of Southern Denmark) 
Chunlan Jiang (Hebei Normal University) 
Klaus Thomsen (Aarhus University) 
Takeshi Katsura (University of Toronto) 
Andrew Toms (York University) 
David Kerr (Texas A&M University)  Wilhelm Winter (University of Nottingham) 
Eberhard Kirchberg (HumboldtUniversität zu Berlin)  Simon Wassermann (University of Glasgow) 
Alex Kumjian (University of Nevada) 
SCHEDULE:
(Speaker Abstracts)
Monday, November 12  
8:309:00

Morning Coffee/Welcoming remarks 
9:009:45

Christopher Phillips (University
of Oregon) Towards Zstability of direct limits of recursive subhomogeneous C*algebras 
9:4510:15

Coffee Break 
10:1511:00

Bruce Blackadar (University of Nevada, Reno) 
11:1512:00

Siegfried Echterhoff (Westfälische
WilhelmsUniversität) Ktheoretic fibrations (based on joint work with Herve OyonoOyono and Ryszard Nest) 
12:002:00

Lunch break 
2:002:45

Nate Brown (Pennsylvania State University) Metric space associated with tracial C*algebras 
3:003:45

Guihua Gong (University of Puerto
Rico) Geometrization of Strong Novikov conjecture for residually finite groups 
3:454:15

Coffee Break 
4:155:00

Cornel Pasnicu (University of Puerto
Rico) Purely infinite C*algebras of real rank zero 
5:00  6:00

Reception 
Tuesday, November 13  
8:309:00

Morning Coffee 
9:009:45

Søren Eilers (University
of Copenhagen) Semiprojectivity of noncommutative CWcomplexes 
9:4510:15

Coffee Break 
10:1511:00

Ralf Meyer (Universität
Göttingen) Computing Kirchberg’s bivariant Ktheory 
11:1512:00

Klaus Thomsen (Aarhus University) On the homoclinic and heteroclinic C*algebras of expansive dynamical systems 
12:002:00

Lunch break 
2:002:45

Wilhelm Winter (University of Nottingham) Localizing the Elliott conjecture 
3:003:45

Florin Boca (University of Illinois
at UrbanaChampaign) Continued Fractions and Operator Algebras 
3:454:00

Coffee Break 
4:004:45

Chunlan Jiang (Hebei Normal University) A Complete Classification of AI algebras And AC Structure of AH algebras with ideal property 
6:00

Banquet: On Tuesday, November 13, there will be a banquet at the Bright Pearl Restaurant (Chinese food). Reception/Dinner: 6:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale on Monday only @$35 each. ($20 for students). Forms of payment: Visa or Master card only 
Wednesday, November 14  
8:309:00

Morning Coffee 
9:009:45

Masaki Izumi (Kyoto University) Classification Z2 actions on the Kirchberg algebras 
9:4510:15

Coffee Break 
10:1511:00

Simon Wassermann (University
of Glasgow) MASAs, tensor products and the extension property 
11:1512:00

Francesc Perera (Universitat Autonoma
de Barcelona) Representing abstract semigroups as semigroups of projections of C*algebras 
12:002:00

Lunch break 
2:002:45

Marius Dadarlat (Purdue University) The homotopy groups of the automorphism group of Kirchberg algebras 
3:003:45

Huaxin Lin (University of Oregon) Applications of the Elliott program 
3:454:15

Coffee Break 
4:155:00

Andrew Toms (York University) Topological vs. Matricial dimension in C*algebras 
Thursday, November 15  
8:309:00

Morning Coffee 
9:009:45

David Kerr (Texas A&M University) Dynamics and perforation 
9:4510:15

Coffee Break 
10:1511:00

Narutaka Ozawa (University
of California, Los Angeles) Weak amenability of hyperbolic groups 
11:1512:00

Alex Kumjian (University of Nevada) kmorphs 
12:002:00

Lunch break 
2:002:45

Mikael Rørdam (University
of Southern Denmark) The JiangSu algebra revisited 
3:003:45

Eberhard Kirchberg (HumboldtUniversität
zu Berlin) Strong ``UCT'' classes of nonsimple C*algebras 
3:454:15

Coffee Break 
4:155:00

Ilan Hirshberg (Ben Gurion University) Finite group actions on the JiangSu algebra 
5:156:00

George Elliott (University of Toronto) Is classification a chimera? 
Friday, November 16  
8:309:00

Morning Coffee 
9:009:45

Nadia Larsen (University of Oslo) Hecke C*algebras of semidirect products and KMSstates 
9:4510:15

Coffee Break 
10:1511:00

Takeshi Katsura (University
of Toronto) Generic automorphisms of approximately divisible AF algebras satisfy the Rohlin property 
11:1512:00

Hiroki Matui (Chiba University) Z2  actions on UHF algebras 
12:002:00

Lunch break 
2:002:45

Etienne Blanchard (Institut de Math
de Jussieu) Proper infiniteness and K_1 injectivity (joint work with R. Rohde and M. Rordam) 
3:003:45

Zhuang Niu (University of Calgary) 
3:454:15

Coffee Break 
4:155:00

Leonel Robert (Fields Institute) Cuntz semi group of ideals and quotients and a generalized kasparov stabilization theorem 
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