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SUMMARY:Math Seminar Series
DESCRIPTION:
Mathematical Physics and Operator Algebras\n
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Krishnendu Kahn from the University of Iowa will
be speaking.\n
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The presentation is titled
"Fundamental groups of certain property (T)
factors."\n
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This is a virtual meeting.\n
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The
description is as follows:\n
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Calculation
of fundamental groups of type II1 factor is,
in general, an extremely hard and central problem
in the field of von Neumann algebras. In
this direction, a conjecture due to A. Connes
states that the fundamental group of the group
von Neumann algebra L(Γ) associated
to any icc property (T) group Γ is trivial.
Up to now, there was no single example of
property (T) group factor satisfying the conjecture.
In this talk, I shall provide the first
examples of property (T) group factors with
trivial fundamental group. This talk is based
on a joint work with Ionut Chifan, Sayan
Das and Cyril Houdayer.\n\n
Price: free\n
Sponsor: Department of Mathematics\n
Sponsor's Homepage: https://www.math.msu.edu/\n
Contact name: Department of Mathematics\n
Contact phone: (517) 353-0844\n
for more info visit the web at:\n
https://www.math.msu.edu/Seminars/CalendarView.aspx?month-of=September2016\n
LOCATION:Zoom link provided on Math Seminars page
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