Ian Putnam Appointed U.Vic Site Director

  • Date: 01/16/2008

Ian Putnam is the new PIMS Site Director at the University of Victoria. His term began on January 1, 2008.

Ian Putnam

Dr. Putnam is a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Victoria. He is the Canada Research Chair in Operator Algebras and Dynamical Systems, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
Dr. Putnam is recognized worldwide as a top expert on the interrelation of Operator Algebras and Dynamical Systems. His main area of research interest is in the interaction between C*-algebras and topological dynamics. He is interested in the structure of C*-algebras which may be constructed from dynamical systems and also the information about the dynamics which is available by studying these C*-algebras. In particular, his interests include: Cantor minimal systems, hyperbolic systems, symbolic dynamics, aperiodic tilings, K-theory of C*-algebras, dimension groups, groupoids and groupoid C*-algebras.
Dr. Putnam replaces Christopher Bose, who was the UVic PIMS Site Director from July, 2004, to December, 2007.