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Noncommutative Analysis at the Technion 2021 – a conference in honour of Paul Muhly

I am happy to announce NCAT 2021 – a conference in honour of Paul S. Muhly for his research contributions and his leadership. The conference will take place at the Technion from Sunday evening June 20 to Thursday evening June 25, 2021. This will be a small workshop with invited participants in the spirit of Oberwolfach or BIRS meetings. So, you can’t contribute a talk (well, you can always try). People who want to participate (I suppose this is relevant mostly to mathematicians who will be in Israel at that time) are welcome to attend – put this down in your calendar and contact me, and we may also look into helping out with local accomodation and meals.

The conference will take place assuming that there will be an improvement in the global health situation, but I am already starting to think: what if not? We might move to an online format – no promises at this point.

Souvenirs from the Rocky Mountains

I recently returned from the Workshop on Multivariate Operator Theory at Banff International Research Station (BIRS). BIRS is like the MFO (Oberwolfach): a mathematical resort located in the middle of a beautiful landscape, to where mathematicians are invited to attend/give talks, collaborate, interact, catch up with old friends, make new friends, have fun hike, etc.

As usual I am going over the conference material the week after looking for the most interesting things to write about. This time there were two talks that stood out from my perspective, the one by Richard Rochberg (which was interesting to me because it is on a problem that I have been thinking a lot about), and the one by Igor Klep (which was fascinating because it is about a subject I know little about but wish to learn). There were some other very nice talks, but part of the fun is choosing the best; and one can’t go home and start working on all the new ideas one sees.

A very cool feature of BIRS is that now they automatically shoot the talks and put the videos online (in fact the talks are streamed in real time! If you follow this link at the time of any talk you will see the talk; if you follow the link at any other time it is even better, because there is a webcam outside showing you the beautiful surroundings.

I did not give a talk in the workshop, but I prepared one – here are the slides on the workshop website (best to download and view with some viewer so that the talk unfolds as it should). I also wrote a nice “take home” that would be probably (hopefully) what most people would have taken home from my talk if they heard it, if I had given it. The talk would have been about my recent work with Evgenios Kakariadis on operator algebras associated with monomial ideals (some aspects of which I discussed in a previous post), and here is the succinct Summary (which concentrates on other aspects).  Read the rest of this entry »