Ed Effros Memorial Website

Modern Trends in Operator Algebras Conference

UCLA Department of Mathematics will be hosting a conference "Modern Trends in Operator Algebras," March 25-29, 2023 organized by Sri Kunnawalkam Elayavalli, Sorin Popa, and Dima Shlyakhtenko.  

Speakers include: I. Chifan, A. Connes, M. Dadarlat, Priyanga Ganesan, B. Hayes, C. Houdayer, A. Ioana, D. Jekel, M. Junge, A. Kechris, M. Kennedy, M. Musat, N. Ozawa, J. Peterson, G. Pisier, M. Rieffel, M. Rørdam, D. Shlyakhtenko, S. Vaes, D. Voiculescu.

We will also use this occasion to honor the memory of Ed Effros. There will be a dinner in his honor on Sunday, March 26th.  

Visitor information: the conference will be held at the UCLA Mathematics Department.  In addition to several hotels in the UCLA area in Westewood, campus hotels include the UCLA Guesthouse and the Luskin Conference Center and Hotel.

This conference is supported by the Kristyn Yuki Takesaki Endowed Fund in Operator Algebras and NSF grants DMS-2054450 and DMS-1955812.

Conference Program

Abstracts of all talks (PDF). All talks are in room 6627 Mathematical Sciences. Please enter on the 5th floor other doors may be locked.

Saturday March 25

9:00-9:40 Alain Connes Operator systems, spectral truncation and tolerance relations
10:00-10:40 Stefaan Vaes Measure equivalence embeddings of free groups and free group factors
  Coffee break  

Magdalena Musat

Infinite dimensional phenomena in the analysis of Quantum Information Theory
  Lunch Break  
2:30-3:10 Marius Dadarlat A generalized Dixmier-Douady theory and applications
  Coffee break  
3:50-4:30 Alekos Kechris The compact action realization problem

Sunday March 26

9:00-9:40 Gilles Pisier

From local to global lifting?  The tensor product viewpoint.

10:00-10:40 Adrian Ioana Wreath-like product groups and rigidity of their von Neumann algebras.
  Coffee break  
11:10-11:50 Ionut Chifan Wreath-like product groups and rigidity of their von Neumann algebras, II
  Lunch Break  
2:30-3:10 Eleanor Rieffel Wigner’s friend inequalities; theory, experimental prospects, and open questions
  Coffee break  
3:50-4:30 Marius Junge From noncommutative geometry to complexity

Dinner at Luskin Conference Center 6pm (by prior registration only)

Monday March 27

9:00-9:40 Dan Voiculescu Quasicentral modulus as a noncommutative nonlinear condenser capacity and some semi-finite thoughts
10:00-10:40 Ben Hayes A random matrix approach to the Peterson-Thom conjecture
  Coffee break  
11:10-11:50 Sorin Popa Non-isomorphism of A^{*n}, 2 ≤ n ≤ ∞, for a non-separable abelian W*-algebra A
  Lunch Break  
2:30-3:10 David Jekel Uniformly Super McDuff II_1 Factors
  Coffee break  
3:50-4:30 Srivatsav Kunnawalkam Elayavalli An exotic full factor

Tuesday March 28

9:00-9:40 Cyril Houdayer The noncommutative factor theorem for lattices in product groups
10:00-10:40 Priyanga Ganesan Quantum graphs and colorings
  Coffee break  
11:10-11:50 Jesse Peterson Biexact von Neumann algebras
  Lunch Break  
2:30-3:10 Dima Shlyakhtenko Estimates on free entropy dimension
  Coffee break  
3:50-4:30 Narutaka Ozawa

Kazhdan's property (T) for Aut(F_n) and EL_n(R)

Wednesday March 29

9:00-9:40 Marc Rieffel Convergence of Fourier truncations for compact quantum groups
10:00-10:40 Mikael Rordam Popa’s averaging property for automorphisms on C*-algebras
11:10-11:50 Matt Kennedy Noncommutative Choquet Theory and Noncommutative Majorization