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Thu, Oct 28, 2021


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Math Seminar Series  (Conferences / Seminars / Lectures)

Colloquium

Adrian Ioana, UC San Diego, will be speaking.

The presentation title is "Classification and rigidity for group von Neumann algebras."

Contact Aaron D Levin for more information.

Any countable group G gives rise to a von Neumann algebra L(G). The classification of these group von Neumann algebras is a central theme in operator algebras. I will survey recent rigidity results which provide instances when various algebraic properties of groups, such as the presence or absence of a direct product decomposition, are remembered by their von Neumann algebras. I will also explain the strongest such rigidity results, where L(G) completely remembers G, and discuss some of the open problems in the area.

more information...


Location: Online via Zoom [map]
Price: free
Sponsor: Department of Mathematics
Contact: Department of Mathematics
phone pic (517) 353-0844