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Canadian Operator Symposium, 2012
May 21 - 25, 2012

Organizers: James Mingo and Roland Speicher

Symposium Home Page Abstract submissions for contributed talks
Deadline to submit May 15, 2012
Registration open (on site May 21)
Fees: $200
Waived for students, postdocs, and faculty without grants
Applications for participation support now closed

Monday May 21, 2012
9:00-10:00 Dimitri Shlyakhtenko, UCLA
Free Monotone Transport
10:00-10:30 Paul Skoufranis, UCLA
On a Notion of Exactness for Reduced Free Products of C*-Algebras
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-11:30 Matthew Kennedy, Carleton
Essential normality of certain commuting families of operators
11:30-12:00 Heydar Radjavi, Waterloo
The Wielandt Positivity Theorem Revisited
12:00-12:30 Nico Spronk, Waterloo
p-operator spaces and harmonic analysis
12:30-2:30 Lunch
2:30-3:30 Dan-Virgil Voiculescu, Berkeley
Is there a mod Hilbert-Schmidt BDF-type theorem for operators with trace-class self-commutator?
3:30-4:00 Jonathan Novak, MIT
Monotone Hurwitz numbers and the HCIZ integral
4:00-4:30 Break
4:30-5:00 Hannes Thiel, Copenhagen
Inductive Limits of Semiprojective C*-algebras
5:00-5:30 Adam Sørensen, Copenhagen
Equivariant Semiprojectivity
5:30-6:00 Miroslav Englis, Academy of Sciences, Prague
Dixmier trace on the Fock space
Tuesday May 22, 2012
9:00-10:00 Masoud Khalkhali, UWO (joint work with Farzad Fathizadeh)
Spectral Zeta Functions and Scalar Curvature for Noncommutative Tori
10:00-10:30 Farzad Fathizadeh, I.H.E.S.
Conformal geometry of noncommutative 4-tori and scalar curvature
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-11:30 Moritz Weber, Saarbr¨ucken
On C*-Algebras Generated by Isometries with Twisted Commutation Relations
11:30-12:00 Samuel Webster, Wollongong
From k-coloured graphs to k-graphs
12:00-12:30 Michael Brannan, Queen’s
Operator algebraic aspects of trace-preserving quantum automorphism groups
12:30-2:30 Lunch
2:30-3:30 Kenneth R. Davidson, Waterloo
Dilation theory, commutant lifting and semicrossed products Documenta Mathematica 16 (2011), 781–868.
3:30-4:00 Chris Ramsey, Waterloo
Operator algebras for analytic varieties
4:00-4:30 Break
4:30-5:00 Adam Fuller, Waterloo
Semicrossed Products by Abelian Semigroups
5:00-5:30 Charles Starling, Ottawa
A leisurely walk from inverse semigroups to C*-algebras
5:30-6:00 Tobias Mai, Saarbr¨ucken
Operator-valued and multivariate free Berry-Esseen theorems

Wedneday May 23, 2012

9:00-10:00 Thierry Giordano, Ottawa
Generalizations of Voiculescu’s non-commutative Weyl-von Neumann theorem and some applications
10:00-10:30 Martin Argerami, Regina
Operator Systems of Small Dimension
10:30-11:00 Break + Group Photo
11:00-12:00 Michale Anshelevich, Texas A & M
Limit theorems and the Chernoff product formula
12:00-12:30 John Williams, Texas A & M
The Bercovici-Pata bijection for monotone convolution and a partial converse to Chernoff’s product formula
12:30-1:00 Magdalena Georgescu, Victoria
Spectral Flow in Semifinite von Neumann Algebras
1:00-2:30 Lunch
2:30-3:30 Free Afternoon
7:00-10:00 Banquet
Thursday May 24, 2012
9:00-10:00 Marius Junge, Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
A general class of noncommutative Brownian motions
10:00-10:30 Man-Duen Choi, Toronto
Harmonic Analysis of 2 × 2 Matrices
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-11:30 Remus Floricel, Regina
Pure cocycle perturbations of E0-semigroups
11:30-12:00 Alexey Popov, Waterloo
On almost invariant subspaces of operators
12:-12:30 Laurent W. Marcoux, Waterloo
Almost invariant subspaces
12:30-2:30 Lunch
2:30-3:30 Marcelo Laca, Victoria
On the C*-algebra of the affine semigroup of the ring of algebraic integers
3:30-4:00 Emily Redelmeier, Paris-Sud
Real Second-Order Freeness
4:00-4:30 Break
4:30-5:00 Evgenios Kakariadis, Waterloo
Conjugate Dynamical Systems of C*-algebras
5:00-5:30 Martino Lupini, York
Classification of automorphisms of C*-algebras
5:30-6:00 Franciszek Szafraniec, Uniwersytet Jagiello´ski, Krak´ow
“Subnormality and cyclicity” in the negative
Friday May 25, 2012
9:00-10:00 Serban Belinschi, Saskatoon
Some unitarily invariant matrix models: on the large N behaviour of eigenvalues and eigenspaces
10:00-10:30 Ali Moatadelro, Western
A Riemann-Roch theorem for the noncommutative two torus
10:30-11:00 Break
11:00-11:30 Adam Sierakowski, Ottawa
K-theory of certain purely infinite crossed products
11:30-12:00 Aaron Tikuisis, M¨unster
Z-stability and nuclear dimension
12:00-1:00 George Elliott, Toronto
Remarks on the classification of C*-algebras
1:00 Conference Ends

List of Attendees as of May 18, 2012

Full Name University Name
Al Nuwairan, Muneerah University of Ottawa
Anshelevich, Michael Texas A&M University
Argerami, Martin University of Regina
Barmherzig, David University of Toronto
Belinschi, Serban Universitšt des Saarlandes
Brannan, Michael Queen's University
Choi, Man-Duen University of Toronto
Davidson, Kenneth University of Waterloo
de Silva, Nadish Oxford University
Dickson, Liam University of Glasgow
Elliott, George University of Toronto
Englis, Miroslav Academy of Sciences
Fathi, Ali Western University
Fathizadeh, Farzad I.H.E.S.
Floricel, Remus University of Regina
Fuller, Adam University of Waterloo
Georgescu, Magdalena University of Victoria
Ghorbanpour, Asghar Western University
Giordano, Thierry University of Ottawa
Gu, Yinzheng Queen's University
HÝynes, Siri-Malen NTNU
Ivanescu, Cristian MacEwan University
Kakariadis, Evgenios University of Waterloo
Kennedy, Matthew Carleton University
Khalkhali, Masoud University of Western Ontario
Li, Zhiqiang Fields Institute
Lutley, James University of Toronto
Mai, Tobias Universitaet des Saarlandes
Marcoux, Laurent University of Waterloo
Mingo, James A. Queen's University
Moatadelro, Ali University of Western Ontario
Naymie, Cassandra University of Waterloo
Novak, Jonathan Massachusetts Institute of Technology
÷ztop, Serap University of Waterloo
Patnaik, Sasmita University of Cincinnati
Popov, Alexey University of Waterloo
Radjavi, Heydar University of Waterloo
Rainone, Timothy Texas A&M University
Ramsey, Chris University of Waterloo
Redelmeier, Emily Universitť Paris-Sud XI
Sierakowski, Adam University of Ottawa
Skoufranis, Paul University of California, Los Angeles
SÝrensen, Adam University of Copenhagen
Speicher, Roland Saarland University
Spronk, Nicolaas University of Waterloo
Starling, Charles University of Ottawa
Szafraniec, Franciszek Hugon Uniwersytet Jagiello?ski
Thiel, Hannes University of Copenhagen
Tikuisis, Aaron Universitšt MŁnster
Wang, Jiun-Chau University of Saskatchewan
Weber, Moritz Saarland University
Webster, Samuel University of Wollongong
Wiersma, Matthew University of Waterloo
Williams, John Texas A&M University
Wilson, Mitsuru University of Western Ontario