
THE
FIELDS INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES 
JanuaryJune
2014
Thematic Program on Abstract Harmonic Analysis,
Banach and Operator Algebras
MarchApril:
Banach and Operator Algebras over Groups
Organizer:
Garth Dales



March 27, Thursday

10:00 a.m
Stewart Library.

Nico Spronk
(slides)
Fourier and FourierStieltjes Algebras, and their Operator Space Structure,
Lecture 1 
2:00 p.m.
Room 230

Eberhard Kaniuth (slides)
Spectral Synthesis, Ideals and Homomorphisms, lecture 1

March 28, Friday

10:00 a.m.
Stewart Library.

Nico Spronk
Fourier and FourierStieltjes Algebras, and their Operator Space Structure,
Lecture 2 
2:00 p.m.
Room 230

Eberhard Kaniuth (slides)
Spectral Synthesis, Ideals and Homomorphisms, Lecture 2

March 31, Monday

10:00 a.m.

Nico Spronk
Fourier and FourierStieltjes Algebras, and their Operator Space
Structure, Lecture 3

12:00 p.m.

Ivan Todorov (slides)
HerzSchur Multipliers and Related Group Properties, Lecture 1 
April 1, Tuesday

10:00 a.m.

Narutaka Ozawa
Approximation Properties for Group C*Algebras, Lecture 1

11:00 a.m.

Ivan Todorov
HerzSchur Multipliers and Related Group Properties, Lecture 2 
2:00 p.m.

Nico Spronk
(video)
Fourier and FourierStieltjes Algebras, and their Operator Space
Structure, Lecture 4

April 2, Wednesday

10:00 a.m.

Narutaka Ozawa
Approximation Properties for Group C*Algebras, Lecture 2

12:00 p.m.

Ivan Todorov (slides)
HerzSchur Multipliers and Related Group Properties, Lecture 3 
2:00 p.m.

Eberhard Kaniuth (slides)
Spectral Synthesis, Ideals and Homomorphisms, Lecture 3

April 3, Thursday

10:00 a.m.

Narutaka
Ozawa
Approximation Properties for Group C*Algebras, Lecture 3 
11:00 a.m.

Ivan Todorov (slides)
HerzSchur Multipliers and Related Group Properties, Lecture 4 
2:00 p.m.

Eberhard Kaniuth
Spectral Synthesis, Ideals and Homomorphisms, Lecture 4

3:30 p.m.

Ali Ulger
Weak* closed ideals of A(G) and spectral synthesis 
April 4, Friday

10:00 a.m.

Narutaka Ozawa
Approximation Properties for Group C*Algebras, Lecture 4

SCHEDULE
FOR SPECIALIZED LECTURES 
April 7, Monday

11:30 a.m.

Lyudmila Turowska
Synthesis in harmonic analysis and operator theory, Lecture
1 
2:00 p.m.

Charles
Read
Operator algebras and contractive approximate identities,
Lecture 1 
3:30 p.m.

Lyudmila
Turowska
Synthesis in harmonic analysis and operator theory, Lecture
2 
April 8, Tuesday

11:30 a.m.

Nico Spronk
On subalgebras of FourierStieltjes algebras 
2:00 p.m.

Charles Read
Operator algebras and contractive approximate identities,
Lecture 2

3:30 p.m.

Monica
Illie
Completely bounded homomorphisms of the Fourier algebras 
April 9, Wednesday

2:00 p.m.

Charles
Read
Operator algebras and contractive approximate identities,
Lecture 3 
3:30 p.m.

ChoHo Chu
Automatic continuity in nonassociative Banach algebras

April 10, Thursday

10:00 a.m.

ToMing
Lau (slides)
Complemented subspaces of the group von Neumann algebras 
11:30 a.m.

Ed Granirer
Some geometric properties of Banach algebras related
to the Fourier algebra 
2:00 p.m.

David Blecher
Aspects of positivity in operator algebras 
3:30 p.m.

Matthew Mazowita
Topological centres and weighted convolution algebras

April 11, Friday

10:00 a.m.

ZhongJin Ruan
Some local properties of group and quantum group C*algebras 
11:30 a.m.

Zhiguo Hu
Convolution algebras associated with locally compact
groups

2:00 p.m.

Yong Zhang
Weak amenability of weighted group algebras

April 14, Monday (Room 230)

10:00 a.m.

Matthias Neufang
(slides)
Recent advances on Arens (ir)regularity 
11:30 a.m.

Garth
Dales (slides)
Approximate identities in Banach function algebras and
BSE norms 
2:00 p.m.

Yemon
Choi (slides)
Weak amenability of Fourier algebras: old and new results 
3:30 p.m.

Mahya Ghandehari
Weak amenability of the Fourier algebra of the Heisenberg
group

April 15, Tuesday (Room 230)

10:00 a.m.

Volker Runde
(slides)
Connesamenability of FourierStieltjes algebras 
11:30 a.m.

Hung Le
Pham (slides)
Contractive homomorphisms from the Fourier algebras 
2:00 p.m.

Matthias
Neufang (slides)
Injectivity and (quantum group) amenability 
April 16, Wednesday (Room 230)

10:00 a.m

Matthew
Wiersma
Group C*algebra norms between the full and reduced norms

11:30 a.m.

Keith Taylor
Generalized Wavelet Transforms 
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