PIMS - URegina Distinguished Lecture: Adrian Ioana

  • Date: 05/04/2021
  • Time: 11:00
Adrian Ioana, UC San Diego



Classification and rigidity for group von Neumann algebras [video]


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.


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Time: 11:00am CST


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