This conference will center around recent
advances in the classification of nonsimple C*-algebras,
and their applications to symbolic dynamical systems,
graph C*-algebras, and Leavitt path algebras (the
algebraic siblings of graph C*-algebras). This is a rich
subject, displaying a beautiful interplay between operator
algebras, K-theory, ring theory, symbolic dynamics, and
graph theory.
The principal speaker (Søren Eilers) will give five
lectures on the following topics (tentative):
These lectures will be accessible to graduate students and
mathematicians with only a basic background on C*-algebra
theory. Open problems and new research opportunities for
beginning researchers will also be discussed.
The lectures by the plenary speakers will revolve around
the topics of the conference. Participants are encouraged
to give contributed talks. (Please go to Registration.)
This conference is generously supported by the NSF. We are committed to the strengthening and enrichment of the mathematics personnel base, and to the development of the local region. Students, junior mathematicians, mathematicians from underrepresented groups, and researchers from the local region, are encouraged to apply for support. (Please go to Registration.)
Please send any questions to mathconference@louisiana.edu or to any of the organizers.
Organizers: Gary Birkenmeier (UL - Lafayette), Daniel Davis (UL - Lafayette), P. W. Ng (UL - Lafayette), Leonel Robert (UL - Lafayette), Mark Tomforde (Houston)