### THEMATIC PROGRAMS

**August 1, 1994 - March 31, 1995** --

**Operator Algebras and Applications Program**
Organizers: G. A. Elliott (Toronto), M. D. Choi (Toronto), A. Connes (College
de France), K.R. Davidsion (Waterloo), P. Fillmore (Dalhousie), D. Handelman
(Ottawa), N. Higson (Pannsylvania State), V. Jones (California at Berkeley),
I. Putnam (Victoria), D. Woisulescu (California at Berkeley)

**GENERAL SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES July 1994- June
1995**

June 21-23, 1995

**DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES** held at University of Toronto*
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Charles Fefferman (Princeton University)

Electrons and Protons in Magnetic Fields Koffler Institute,

June 9, 10, 11, 1995

**DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES** held at University of Waterloo

Alain Connes (Collège de France)

Hecke Algebras, Type III Factors and Phase Transition with Spontaneous
Symmetry Breaking,

April 26 - 20, 1995

Low Dimensional Topology, Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Field Theory

March 3, 6, 7, 1995

**DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES**

Some Topological Phenomena in the Theory of Metals

Dan Voiculescu (University of California, Berkeley)

*Lecture 1: Free Probability Theory*

Lecture 2: Random Matrices and Operator Algebras

Lecture 3: Free Entropy University of Waterloo

August 2-27, 1994 -- *Workshop on Modular
Ranks of Incidence Matrices*

Organizers: C. Godsil (Waterloo), D. de Caen (Queen's) and R. Mathon(Toronto)

July 23-28, 1994 --

*Workshop on Geometry, Topology and Markets*

Organizers: S. Cappell (New York University), G. Chichilnisky (Columbia
University), J. Detemple (McGill University), M. Hirsch (University
of California, Berkeley), A. Khan (Johns Hopkins University), M. Shub
(IBM, New York), M. Wooders (University of Toronto)

August 19, 1994 -- C*-Algebras Seminar

Ian Putnam (University of Victoria) *C*-algebras of Equivalence Relations
and their K-theory*

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