### Topics in Operator Theory, Lecture 10: hyperrigidity

In this lecture we discuss the notion of ** hyperrigidity**, which was introduced by Arveson in his paper

*“The noncommutative Choquet boundary II: Hyperrigidity“*, shortly after he proved the existence of boundary representations (and hence the C*-envelope) for separable operator systems. Most of the results and the examples that we will discuss in this lecture come from that paper, and we will certainly not be able to cover everything in that paper. In the last section of this post I will put some links concerning a result of Kennedy and myself which connects hyperrigidity to the Arveson’s essential normality conjecture.