Canadian Abstract Harmonic Analysis Symposium

  • Start Date: 07/07/2016
  • End Date: 07/08/2016

University of British Columbia


Abstract harmonic analysis is the area of mathematics that deals with locally compact groups, their representations, and the Banach algebras associated with them. It leads naturally to problems in more general Banach and C*-algebras, motivates questions in quantum groups, and is related to some questions in quantum computing.


This research area has had a strong presence in Canada's mathematical community for several decades. Since 1997, CAHAS has been successful in bringing together researchers, from Canada and abroad, in abstract harmonic analysis and related areas, such as Banach algebras, operator algebras, operator spaces and quantum groups. Our goal is to continue to do so.


2016 Keynote Speakers:

Matthew Kennedy, University of Waterloo

Ian Putnam, University of Victoria   



Shawn Desaulniers, University of British Columbia

Volker Runde, University of Alberta

Nico Spronk, University of Waterloo

Other Information: 


A draft copy of the program is available here. Copies will be available for pick up during check in.



Earth Sciences Building, 5th floor: University of British Columbia - Vancouver.



Registration for this event is open. Please scroll to the bottom of this page and click the LogIn botton. You will be required to create a PIMS account if you dont have one, and then return to this page  and select the Sign Up Button. Registration fees cover the program package as well as breaks during the workshop.


*Faculty: $100CAD

*Students/Postdoctoral Fellows: $25CAD 



The organizers have set a rooms block for participants at the UBC Walter H. Gage Suites. Participants are aso welcome to contact the Reservations Office at (Toll-Free) 1 888 822 1030 to make a reservation. Please inform the staff that you are attending the Canadian Abstract Harmonic Analysis event. Kindly book before June 3rd, to take advantage of the CAHAS rate. After this date prices will be at the going market rate. To book online, please click here.


**Graduate students and postdocs: please select the "shared apartment" tab to obtain the junior participant rates in the shared suites.


Local Information:

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Taxis: Taxis are available outside Walter H. Gage Towers or by phone at 604-861-1111604-861-1111.


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Conference Evaluation Survey:

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Full scientific report available here.