THEMATIC PROGRAMS

August 29, 2014

THE FIELDS INSTITUTE
FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

20th ANNIVERSARY YEAR

July-December 2012
Thematic Program on Forcing and its Applications
September 8-9, 2012
Appalachian Set Theory Workshop on C*-algebras, Classification and Descriptive Set Theory

at the Fields Institute, 222 College Street, Toronto
Room 230

Organizer:
Ernest Schimmerling

National Science Foundation Grant DMS 0903845

Overview

The theme of these lectures will be that there are at least two quite different ideas of what it means to classify the objects of a category up to isomorphism. One of these is classification by invariants with good computational properties, while the other, surely familiar to regular attendees of the AST series, is the notion of Borel reducibility. We will examine how they both contrast and complement each other through the lens of C*-algebra theory. For more details, see
http://www.math.cmu.edu/~eschimme/Appalachian/

Invited speakers

1. Caleb Eckhardt, Department of Mathematics, Purdue University

2. Andrew Toms, Department of Mathematics, Purdue University

Schedule

Saturday, September 8
8:30-9:30 Morning refreshments
9:30-10:45 Lecture by C. Eckhardt
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-12:30 Lecture by C. Eckhardt
12:30-2:30 Lunch break (participants are on their own)
2:30-4:00 Lecture by C. Eckhardt
4:00-4:30 Afternoon refreshment break
4:30-6:00 Lecture by C. Eckhardt
Sunday, September 9
8:30-9:30 Morning refreshments
9:30-10:45 Lecture by A. Toms
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-12:30 Lecture by A. Toms
12:30-2:30 Lunch break (participants are on their own)
2:30-4:00 Lecture by A. Toms
4:00-4:30 Afternoon refreshment break
4:30-6:00 Lecture by A. Toms


For additional information contact thematic@fields.utoronto.ca

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