Kirchberg 65 – University of Copenhagen


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.

Bruce Blackadar's pictures taken at the conference, clike HERE to get to Bruce's homepage, and then click on "photos".

Invited speakers:



    The lectures will be held at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, and the event is hosted by the Centre for Symmetry and Deformation. You can find information for short term visitors including directions to the mathematics department HERE.


    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.


    University of Copenhagen along with more than 700 universities worldwide uses Eduroam. Everyone with an Eduroam account can access our network. We also have a visitors network called Conference. Access to this network requires a password that can be issued to you if you contact Mikael Rørdam.


    We recommend Hotel de 9 Små Hjem which is pleasant and inexpensive and offers room with a kitchen. Other inexpensive alternatives are CabInn that has several locations in Copenhagen. A more expensive - and still recommended - option is Ibsen's Hotel. You can also check this almost up to date hotel list. Invited speakers need not reserve hotel rooms (this will be taken care of by the organizers). 


    This is an open conference, and everyone is welcome to attend. Registration is free, but should be completed no later than October 30, 2011. The deadline has passed, and it is no longer possible to register for the workshop. 

    PhD students and postdocs can apply for financial support to (partly) cover local expenses. If you wish to apply for support, then you must indicate this on the registration form and you must send a brief application to Mikael Rørdam (email: no later than October 15, 2011. The deadline has passed, and it is no longer possible to apply for support.

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