Vanderbilt University, Department of Mathematics
Nashville, Tennessee, USA


THE FIFTH ANNUAL SPRING INSTITUTE

ON

NONCOMMUTATIVE GEOMETRY AND OPERATOR ALGEBRAS

Index theory, Hopf Cyclic Cohomology and Noncommutative Geometry

May 7 to May 16, 2007


The Fifth Annual Spring Institute on Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras is a collaborative learning and research conference in which participants will exchange ideas, consult on topics, and lead discussions. Several mini-courses on a variety of topics from noncommutative geometry, operator algebras and related areas will be given by leading experts. The conference will also comprise a number of invited research talks, short contributions and round table discussions.

For information on the Clay Mathematics Institute/Shanks international conference and spring school on Noncommutative Geometry and Applications in May 2003 (=the First Annual Spring Institute on NCGOA), please click here. For information on the Second Annual Spring Institute on NCGOA, please click here. For information on the Third Annual Spring Institute on NCGOA, please click here. For information on the Fourth Annual Spring Institute on NCGOA, please click here.

The home page of the research group in noncommutative geometry and operator algebras at Vanderbilt University can be found here.

Schedule

Talks will start at 9:20 am on Monday, May 7, 2007, and end at noon on Wednesday, May 16, 2007. Friday, May 11, 2007, will be a day off since commencement/graduation will take place at Vanderbilt on that day. All lectures will be held in Lecture Hall 4309, Stevenson Center . The seminar room SC 5208 (right next to SC 4309) and the seminar rooms in the math building (e.g. SC 1312, SC 1320, SC 1403, SC 1404) are available for discussions. Limited computer access is available in the computer lab of the mathematics department (SC 1427). Moreover Vanderbilt campus has a wireless network which is accessible from many campus locations.

Directions to the lecture hall. The Stevenson Center consists of several buildings. The mathematics department is located in building 1 and the lecture hall in building 4, which are right next to each other. For more details, please consult the campus map
(click on ``Building List'', then ``Mathematics Building, Stevenson Center'' to find the math department and on ``Building List'', then ``Lecture Halls/Stevenson Center'' to find the lecture hall. Note that the map is zoomable.).

Schedule. Click here to see the schedule (pdf file) or here (ASCII file).

List of participants and abstracts. Click here to see the abstracts (pdf file) or here (ASCII file).
Click here to see the list of participants (pdf file) or here (ASCII file, updated on 5/23/07).

Information sheet. Click here to see the information sheet (pdf file).

Invited Speakers

The following people have been invited to give mini-courses: The following people have been invited to give additional talks:

Lecture notes, transparencies and other material related to the talks

  • Alain Connes (slides of mini-course, pdf file)
  • Ludwik Dabrowski (slides of talk, pdf file)
  • Claire Debord (slides of talk, pdf file)
  • Christian Kassel (summary and references, pdf file)
  • Masoud Khalkhali (mini-course ``From cyclic cohomology to Hopf cyclic cohomology'', pdf file)
  • Giovanni Landi (slides of talk 1, pdf file)
  • Giovanni Landi (slides of talk 2, pdf file)
  • Giovanni Landi (the noncommutative torus, pdf file)
  • Matilde Marcolli (slides of talk, pdf file)
  • John Roe (slides of talk 1, pdf file)
  • John Roe (slides of talk 2, pdf file)
  • Christian Voigt (slides of talk, pdf file)

    Registration

    All participants are asked to register. Please download the registration form here, fill it out and email it to the organizing committee at ncgoa07[at]vanderbilt[dot]edu and to Lori Rafter at lori.rafter[at]vanderbilt[dot]edu (click on ``registration form here'', then save the registration form to a file (use your browser's ``Save page as'' feature), edit it and email the file as an attachment to the organizing committee). If you prefer an email version of the registration form, please request it by email from the organizing committee. There will be a registration fee of $40. If you intend to request support, please read the section ``Financial Aid'' before filling out the registration form.

    Financial Aid

    We hope that financial support will be available to (partially) fund graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and other participants without grant support. We encourage those of you who are asking for support to share accommodations. If you plan to apply for funding, please fill out the registration form (see section ``Registration'') at your earliest convenience and provide the information requested. Please submit your request for financial support by April 1, 2007. Late applications will be considered as long as financial support is available. Note that we are unable to provide any support in advance.

    Reimbursement policy.

    Please see Traveling to the United States (The National Academies), US State Department and US State Department Visa Waiver Program for information about visas.

    Please be advised that according to U.S. immigration laws, individuals who enter the U.S. and wish to be reimbursed for travel related expenses should enter only on a B-1, WB or J-1 visa (WT and B-2 visa do not permit reimbursement of any expenses). See the web pages above for visitors entering from Canada and Mexico. Entering on a Visa Waiver is discouraged due to concerns as to how the new law will be interpreted. Please call your local US consulate or embassy and inquire what the rules are pertaining to your country.

    NSF funds can be used for reimbursement of air fare only if a U.S. flag carrier (i.e. a U.S. airline) has been used.

    Upon arriving, please see the staff person at the registration desk for the necessary forms to be filled out and returned prior to your departure. We will need all original receipts for any expenses for which reimbursement is claimed and copies of your visa if applicable. Please note that Vanderbilt may be required to withold US income tax on your reimbursement. Please see Vanderbilt International Tax office for more information.

    Accommodation

    Rooms have been reserved in the following hotels (in alphabetical order). The quoted rates below do not include a 14.25% state and city tax. When you make the reservation for your room, please mention the ``The Fifth Spring Institute on Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras''. Many of the rooms are doubles and can be shared. Since we have reserved only a limited number of rooms in each hotel, we recommend that you make your reservations as soon as possible in the hotel of your choice. Click on the hotel name for a list of amenities. Remark 1: Sometimes the best hotel room rates can be obtained by reserving a room via the internet.
    Remark 2: The Extended Stay America has offered good rates in the past for longer stays (weekly rates). You may want to check it out first and compare rates.

    Travel Information

    Follow the links below for directions, maps, information regarding parking, airport, weather etc..

    Organizing Committee

    Dietmar Bisch (Vanderbilt University), Alain Connes (Collège de France, IHES & Vanderbilt University; Director of the Fifth Annual Spring Institute), Bruce Hughes (Vanderbilt University), Gennadi Kasparov (Vanderbilt University) and Guoliang Yu (Vanderbilt University).

    Sponsors

    The Fifth Annual Spring Institute on NCGOA is sponsored by the National Science Foundation through a Research Training Group grant, the Department of Mathematics and the College of Arts & Science at Vanderbilt University.

    Poster : Not yet available.

    Further Information

    Further information may be obtained from the following sources.
    Email: ncgoa07[at]vanderbilt[dot]edu
    Web: http://www.math.vanderbilt.edu/~bisch/ncgoa07/
    Web (NCGOA at Vanderbilt): http://www.math.vanderbilt.edu/~ncgoa/
    Regular mail:NCGOA 2007
    Department of Mathematics, SC 1326
    Vanderbilt University
    Nashville, TN 37240, USA
    Phone: (615) 322-6672 (Department of Mathematics)
    Fax: (615) 343-0215
    Contact Person: Lori Rafter (same email address as above), (615) 322-4163

    Last update 5/3/07.