THEMATIC PROGRAMS

October 24, 2014
THE FIELDS INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
20th ANNIVERSARY YEAR

June 3-28, 2013
Focus Program on Noncommutative Geometry and Quantum Groups

in honour of Marc A. Rieffel

Organizers
George Elliott (Toronto), Piotr M. Hajac (Poland)
Hanfeng Li (Buffalo), Ian Putnam (Victoria)
Jonathan Rosenberg (Maryland)

This program will include three weeks of short courses intended primarily for graduate students and postdocs, with participatory seminars as well, followed by a week-long meeting which would in part be a celebration of the 75th birthday of Marc Rieffel of the University of California, Berkeley, who has been one of the most influential mathematicians in the world in the area of noncommutative geometry and quantum groups.

Outline of Program Activities

June 3-7
Theme Week on Noncommutative Geometry and Dynamical Systems
June 10-14
Theme Week on Quantum Groups and Hopf Cyclic Homology Activities

June 17-21

Theme Week on Noncommutative Geometry and Index Theory, Geometry
and Mathematical Physics Activities
June 24-28
Conference on Noncommutative Geometry and Quantum Groups

June 3-7, 2013
Theme Week on Noncommutative Geometry and Dynamical Systems
(organized by Hanfeng Li and Ian Putnam)
Activities during this theme week will be devoted to the interaction between noncommutative geometry and dynamical systems,
Location: Stewart Library, Fields Institute
Speakers: David Kerr, University of Tokyo
Entropy, dynamics, and operator algebras
Thierry Giordano, University of Ottawa
Topological orbit equivalence and full groups

June 10-14, 2013
Theme Week on Quantum Groups and Hopf Cyclic Homology Activities

(organized by Piotr M. Hajac)
Activities during this theme week will be devoted to quantum groups and Hopf cyclic homology
Location: Bahen Building, Room 1190 (map)
Speakers: Alfons Van Daele, University of Leuven - Belgium
Locally compact quantum groups
Bahram Rangipour
Hopf-Cyclic Homology: How and Why

June 17-21, 2013
Theme Week on Noncommutative Geometry and Index Theory, Geometry and Mathematical Physics Activities

(organized by Jonathan Rosenberg)
Activities during this theme week will be devoted to connections between noncommutative geometry and index theory, geometry, and mathematical physics.
Location: Bahen Building, Room 1170 (map)
Speakers: Nigel Higson, Pennsylvania State University
Minicourse on Noncommutative Geometry and Representation Theory
Paul Baum, Pennsylvania State University
Minicourse on Index Theory

June 24-28, 2013
Conference on Noncommutative Geometry and Quantum Groups
Location: Monday and Tuesday, Fields Institute, Room 230
Wednesday-Friday Bahen Building, Room TBA(map)

The last week will be devoted to a capstone conference.

Program Visitors

All scientific events are open to the mathematical sciences community. Additional support is available (thanks to NSF) to support junior US visitors to this program. Participants in this category should be sure to use US-flag carriers if traveling by air and to contact Jonathan Rosenberg for further details.

Fields scientific programs are devoted to research in the mathematical sciences, and enhanced graduate and post-doctoral training opportunities. Part of the mandate of the Institute is to broaden and enlarge the community, and to encourage the participation of women and members of visible minority groups in our scientific programs.



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