PIMS - URegina Distinguished Lecture: Adrian Ioana

  • Date: 05/04/2021
  • Time: 11:00
Lecturer(s):
Adrian Ioana, UC San Diego
Location: 

Online

Topic: 

Classification and rigidity for group von Neumann algebras [video]

Description: 

Any countable group G gives rise to a von Neumann algebra L(G). The classification of these group von Neumann algebras is a central theme in operator algebras. I will survey recent rigidity results which provide instances when various algebraic properties of groups, such as the presence or absence of a direct product decomposition, are remembered by their von Neumann algebras. I will also explain the strongest such rigidity results, where L(G) completely remembers G, and discuss some of the open problems in the area.

 

Other Information: 

Time: 11:00am CST

 

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This event took place via zoom and a recording is available on mathtube.org