Workshop in honor of Kirchberg's 65th birthday

The University of Copenhagen

November 10 - 13, 2011



This workshop is in the honor of Eberhard Kirchberg, who turned 65 this year. The scope of the workshop is to present selected current trends in a bouquet of topics including classification of C*-algebras, operator space theory, non-commutative geometry, groups and operator algebras. We aim at a fairly light program allowing for time for discussions.

The workshop starts the morning of Thursday November 10 and ends around lunch time on Sunday November 13. There will be a banquet Saturday evening and a reception after the last talk on Thursday. Participants will be served lunch (on campus). 

On November 14-18 the department hosts a Masterclass/PhD course on Nuclear dimension of C*-algebras organized by Leonel Robert and Hannes Thiel. People, for whom it is relevant, are encouraged to participate in both events. 

Nate Brown's birthday movie: high resolution version - low resolution version - YouTube link.

Invited speakers:

  • Bruce Blackadar (University of Nevada, Reno) - SLIDES BB
  • Nate Brown (Pennsylvania State University)
  • Joachim Cuntz (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)
  • Marius Dadarlat (Purdue University) - SLIDES MD
  • Siegfried Echterhoff (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster)
  • Ed Effros (UCLA) - SLIDES EE
  • George Elliott (University of Toronto)
  • Uffe Haagerup (University of Copenhagen)
  • Ilan Hirshberg (Ben-Gurion University)
  • Paul Jolissaint (Université de Neuchâtel) - SLIDES PJ
  • David Kerr (Texas A&M) - SLIDES DK
  • Eberhard Kirchberg  (University of Copenhagen & Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) - SLIDES EK
  • N. Christopher Phillips (University of Oregon, Eugene & RIMS Kyoto University) - SLIDES NCP
  • Andreas Thom (Universität Leipzig)
  • Andrew Toms (Purdue University)
  • Simon Wassermann (University of Glasgow)
  • Stuart White (University of Glasgow)
  • Wilhelm Winter (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster) 


A schedule of the workshop can be found HERE, and titles and abstract of the talks can be found HERE.


A list of participants can be found HERE.

Organizers: Ryszard Nest and Mikael Rørdam, Centre for Symmetry and Deformation