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The Center for Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras at Vanderbilt University consists of faculty members, postdocs, visitors and graduate students with scientific interests in noncommutative geometry, the theory of subfactors, von Neumann algebras, K-theory of operator algebras, operator theory, coarse geometry, index theory, analysis on manifolds, controlled topology, stratified spaces, harmonic analysis, quantum computing and quantum information theory. The group organizes a yearly school and international conference on noncommutative geometry and operator algebras. Each year a particular topic will be emphasized and the school will feature several mini-courses by leading experts.

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May 1-7, 2015
The Thirteenth Annual NCGOA Spring Institute, Vanderbilt University
Topics: Operator Algebras and Approximation Properties of Groups
Director of the Thirteenth Spring Institute: Vaughan Jones
Organizing Committee: Dietmar Bisch, Vaughan Jones, Jesse Peterson.
More Information: Conference website.




First Joint Indiana University - Vanderbilt University Seminar
November 1, 2014, Vanderbilt University, SC 1432

Morning session (starting at 9:00 am): Vaughan Jones, VU: “All Unoriented Knots and Links Can Be Obtained from Thompsonʼs Group F”; Dylan Thurston, IU: “Rubber Bands to Rational Maps”; Yunxiang Ren, VU, “A New Skein Theory for One-Way Yang-Baxter and Petersen Graph.” Afternoon session (starting at 2:00 pm): Noah Snyder, IU: “A Symmetric Construction of the Asaeda–Haagerup Subfactor”; Matt Hogancamp, IU: “Planar Algebras for Soergel Bimodules”; Ben Hayes, VU: “Fuglede-Kadison Determinants and Sofic Entropy.”




ECOAS 14: The Twelfth East Coast Operator Algebras Symposium
October 11-12, 2014, Fields Institute, Toronto
Organizing committee: George Elliott, Ilijas Farah.
Scientific advisory committee: Dietmar Bisch (Vanderbilt University), Marius Dadarlat (Purdue University) and Nigel Higson (Penn State University).
More information: Conference website.




ECOAS 15: The Thirteenth East Coast Operator Algebras Symposium
TBA, University of Iowa
Organizing committee: Ionut Chifan.
Scientific advisory committee: Dietmar Bisch (Vanderbilt University), Marius Dadarlat (Purdue University) and Nigel Higson (Penn State University).
More information: Conference website.

Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras
Department of Mathematics
Vanderbilt University
Stevenson Center 1326
Nashville, TN 37240
U.S.A.
Phone: (615) 322-6672
Fax: (615) 343-0215
E-mail: ncgoa[at]vanderbilt[dot]edu
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