Marcelo Laca Appointed PIMS UVic Site Director

  • Date: 06/06/2012
Marcelo LacaThe Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Marcelo Laca has been appointed PIMS site director at the University of Victoria for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2012.

Dr. Laca is a full professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Victoria, where he has been a faculty member since 2001. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of California-Berkeley and held postdoctoral and visiting positions at Dartmouth, Newcastle and Muenster.

His main areas of expertise are C*-algebras, C*-dynamical systems and semigroup crossed products. He was one of the main organizersfor the recent PIMS Collaborative Research Group on Operator Algebras and Non-commutative Geometry.

PIMS would like to express its appreciation for the valuable contributions made by Dr. Ian Putnam, the outgoing PIMS site director at the University of Victoria.