# NCGOA Spring Institute 2016

**Dates:** May 17-25, 2016

**Venue:** University of Bonn

- May 17-21: Big lecture hall (Großer Hörsaal), Wegelerstr. 10, Bonn
- May 23-25: Universitätsclub, Konviktstr. 9, Bonn

**Organizers:** Dietmar Bisch, Vaughan Jones, Sorin Popa, Dima Shlyakhtenko

**Topic:** Von Neumann algebras: deformation/rigidity, free probability and subfactors

The Fourteenth Annual Spring Institute on Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras (NCGOA) took place in Bonn, Germany, during the Hausdorff Trimester Program "Von Neumann Algebras". It was a combination of spring school and international conference. During the school part of the meeting, which coincided with the introductory school of the trimester program, several mini-courses were given by leading experts. The conference consisted of a number of invited research talks.

Minicourse Speakers:

- Remi Boutonnet (CNRS, Université de Bordeaux)
- Adrian Ioana (UC San Diego)
- Masaki Izumi (University of Kyoto)
- Emily Peters (Loyola University Chicago)
- Dima Shlyakhtenko (UC Los Angeles)
- Stefaan Vaes (KU Leuven)
- Dan Voiculescu (UC Berkeley)

Invited Speakers:

- Dietmar Bisch (Vanderbilt University)
- Terry Gannon (University of Alberta)
- Ben Hayes (Vanderbilt University)
- Daniel Hoff (UC San Diego)
- Cyril Houdayer (Université Paris-Sud)
- Corey Jones (Vanderbilt University)
- Yasuyuki Kawahigashi (The University of Tokyo)
- David Kyed (University of Southern Denmark)
- Scott Morrison (Australian National University)
- Brent Nelson (UC Berkeley)
- Narutaka Ozawa (RIMS, Kyoto University)
- Jesse Peterson (Vanderbilt University)
- Sorin Popa (UC Los Angeles)
- Paul Skoufranis (Texas A&M University)
- Roland Speicher (Universität des Saarlandes)
- Nikhil Srivastava (UC Berkeley)
- Henry Tucker (University of Southern California)
- Alain Valette (Université de Neuchâtel)
- Stuart White (University of Glasgow)

Sponsors: Funding for the Fourteenth Annual Spring Institute on Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras was provided by the US National Science Foundation through grant DMS-1600819, both the College of Arts & Science and the Department of Mathematics at Vanderbilt University, and the Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics. We are grateful for their support.