PIMS-UVIC Distinguished Chair Lecture Series: Joachim Cuntz (Münster)

  • Date: 10/07/2010
Lecturer(s):
Prof. Joachim Cuntz, Mathematics Institute, University of Münster
Location: 

University of Victoria

Topic: 

C*-Algebras Associated with Number Fields

Description: 

We will first present the algebras A(K) associated with a number field K which were introduced and analyzed in joint work with X.Li. The computation of their K-theory is a challenging problem. It turns out to be determined by the multiplicative group of the field. The requirement of functoriality of the construction leads to a canonical "Toeplitz type"-extension of the algebra A(K) which very closely reflects the structure of the number field K (zeta-function, class number etc.). We will then discuss this new type of algebra in detail.

Abstracts / Downloads / Reports: 
poster_CUNTZ.pdf
Schedule: 

3:30pm –- 4:30 pm, Social Sciences and Mathematics Building Room A102

Other Information: 

Please contact UVic PIMS Site Office (250) 472-4271 for further information

Sponsor: 

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