Entropy in Operator Algebras

Mini-workshop at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM)
July 6-11, 2002

Dan Voiculescu (UC Berkeley), dvv@math.berkeley.edu

Dimitri Shlyakhtenko (UCLA), shlyakht@math.ucla.edu

Funding for this workshop is provided by the National Science Foundation and the Sloan Foundation.

Program of Mini-Workshop

The talks will start on Sunday, July 7 and end on Thursday, July 11.  The workshop program will be posted here once available.  A tentative list of participants includes:

Michael Anshelevich (UC Berkeley)
Philippe Biane (ENS Paris)
Nathanial Brown (Univ. Central Michigan)
Thierry Cabanal-Duvillard (Univ. Paris) (*)
Erik Carlen (Georgia Tech) (*)
Marie Choda (Osaka)
Ken Dykema (Texas A&M Univ)
Alice Guionnet (ENS Lyon)
Uffe Haagerup (Odense Univ.) (*)
Kenneth McLaughlin (UNC)
Heide Narnhofer (Univ. Vienna)
Hiroshi Nagaoka (Japan)
Sergey Neshveyev (Univ. Oslo)
Alexandru Nica (Univ. Waterloo) (*)
Claudia Pinzari (Univ. Rome)
Jean-Luc Sauvageot (Univ. Paris)
Dimitri Shlyakhtenko (UCLA)
Roland Speicher (Queens Univ)
Marius Stefan (UCLA)
Dan Voiculescu (UC Berkeley)
Yoshimichi Ueda (Hiroshima)
(*)=to be confirmed.

Local Information

General Info.
The workshop will be held at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) located on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)  Participants are expected to arrive to Los Angeles on July 6.  For those of you familiar with the UCLA department of mathematics, the IPAM building is located very close by the math. department, see the  UCLA campus map ; IPAM is in sector F4.

Travel to UCLA.  The two closest airports are the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and the Burbank Airport (BUR).  From either of these airports, take a door-to-door shuttle (approx. $20 from LAX) or a taxi (approx. $34 from LAX) to UCLA.  The following map shows the drive from LAX to UCLA.   See also IPAM's visitor information page.

Hotel Accomodations. 
 Several hotels located within a close walking distance to IPAM are listed on the mathematics department web page.  We ask that the participants make their own hotel reservations.  The closes hotel is the UCLA guesthouse .  Please make your reservations in advance, since the hotels (especially the guesthouse) are usually fully booked well in advance.