East Coast Operator Algebra Symposium October 12-13, 2019

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Program Description
The seventeenth East Coast Operator Algebra Symposium (ECOAS) will be held at The Ohio State University October 12-13, 2019. The ECOAS focuses on operator algebras (C* and von Neumann algebras) and non-commuative geometry, with applications to a wide array of disciplines, including ergodic theory, representation theory, and mathematical physics.
Conference poster
Talk abstracts

Tentative Schedule Saturday October 12 [abstracts]
All talks will be held in Cockins Hall 240
8:15 - 9:00 Breakfast, check in, and welcome
9:00-9:45 - Jorge Castillejos, KU Leuven
9:45-10:15 - Coffee Break
10:15-11:00 - Brent Nelson, MSU - Free Stein Irregularity and Dimension
11:15-12:00 - Zhizhang Xie, TAMU - Secondary invariants in noncommutative geometry and their applications
12:00-2:00 Conference Lunch catered by Lavash in MW724
2:00-2:50 - Carla Farsi, Colorado - Spectral triples, wavelets, and higher rank graphs
3:00-3:30 - Cain Edie-Michell, Vanderbilt
3:30-4:00 Coffee Break
4:00-4:30 - Sherry Gong, UCLA - The Novikov conjecture, the group of volume preserving diffeomorphisms, and Hilbert-Hadamard spaces
4:40-5:10 - Ian Charlesworth, UC Berkeley - Matrix models for \varepsilon-independence

Tentative Schedule Sunday October 13 [abstracts]
All talks will be held in Cockins Hall 240
8:15 - 9:00 Breakfast, check in, and welcome
9:00-9:45 - Mahya Ghandehari, Delaware
9:45-10:15 - Coffee Break
10:15-11:00 - José Carrión, TCU - Classifying *-homomorphisms
11:10-11:55 - Alexander Gorokhovsky, Colorado
12:00-12:30 - Pieter Spaas, UCLA
End of conference

All participants, including invited speakers, are asked to register online. Registration will be open through September 15, 2019. Please fill out the following registration form.

There are many hotels near campus at which you can make a reservation, including: When making a hotel reservation, say it is for the ECOAS conference at OSU to get a special rate. If you are unable to get the special rate, let one of the organizers know. There are also many more hotel options near by if one of these does not work.

Because there is no OSU football game the weekend of October 12-13, it seems there are many events planned in the area. It is probably a good idea to book your hotel earlier rather than later.

For more information, please contact:
Corey Jones
Henri Moscovici
David Penneys [penneys (dot) 2 (at) osu (dot) edu]

Travel information
There is some funding available for travel reimbursement. Please contact David Penneys about such funding.

If arriving by car, you can park in either:
  • Tuttle Garage: 2000 Tuttle Park Pl, Columbus, OH 43210. It is one block from Cockins Hall, where the conference will take place.
  • Lane Garage: 2100 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43210. It is a bit further; use if Tuttle is closed for some reason.
Take a ticket when you enter the garage. If you are a speaker or have contacted David Penneys about travel funding, he will have a parking pass for you, which is a sticker you can place on the ticket which will pay for your parking.

The organizers gratefully acknowledge support from:
The National Science Foundation
The Mathematics Research Institute at OSU

last modified: 2018/9/12