Von Neumann Algebras

Hausdorff Trimester Program

May 2 - August 26, 2016

Organizers: Dietmar Bisch, Vaughan Jones, Sorin Popa, Dimitri Shlyakhtenko

The theory of von Neumann algebras has seen many spectacular developments in the last ten years. Three main directions have emerged: Jones’ theory of subfactors, Voiculescu’s free probability theory and Popa’s deformation-rigidity theory. Each of these directions has produced amazing results, surprising applications and deep interactions with other areas of mathematics and theoretical physics. This program aims at bringing together researchers in these sub-areas of the theory of von Neumann algebras, exploring connections among them and investigating new directions.

Special activities:

Those planning to participate include:

Serban Belinschi, Hari Bercovici, Ionut Chifan, Yoann Dabrowski, Ken Dykema, Damien Gaboriau, Pinhas Grossman, Alice Guionnet, Cyril Houdayer, Adrian Ioana, Masaki Izumi, Yasuyuki Kawahigashi, Dave Penneys, Emily Peters, Jesse Peterson, Scott Morrison, Alexandru Nica, Narutaka Ozawa, Thomas Sinclair, Noah Snyder, Roland Speicher, Andreas Thom, Stefaan Vaes, Dan Voiculescu, Kevin Walker, Hans Wenzl, Feng Xu

Call for participation: The Hausdorff Research Institute offers visiting positions for the whole period of the trimester program (for senior scientists, postdocs, and PhD students). In addition numerous fellowships for shorter periods are available. Please send applications using our online application form. The deadline for applications is October 31, 2015.