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Young Mathematicians in C*-Algebras

The University of Copenhagen

August 17-21, 2015


A conference organised for and by master/Ph.D.-students and postdocs in operator algebras and related areas, with the goal of fostering scientific and social interaction between young researchers. The conference will feature two mini-courses by established researchers alongside many contributed talks by participants.

Hosted by the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, with financial support from the Centre for Symmetry and Deformation (DNRF92).


Stefaan Vaes (Leuven)             

An introduction to deformation/rigidity theory and the classification of II1 factors. [abstract]                                          

Stuart White (Glasgow)
Interactions between von Neumann algebras and C*-algebras. [abstract]
Vaes White

Contributed talks:

Alongside the mini-courses, the conference will feature many contributed talks (25 minutes each) by participants. Participants at all academic levels are cordially invited to propose a talk: please see the registration form for details.


More than 100 people are participating in the conference. [list of participants]


The conference will run from Monday morning until 4pm on Friday afternoon. [schedule]

Practical information:

An email with practical information has been sent to all participants. Additional information will be handed out at registration Monday morning. [booklet]

Social events:

There will be a minor reception with pizza and beer on Monday, a conference dinner on Thursday and an excursion on Wednesday afternoon. Please indicate on the registration form if you will attend the dinner.

Commemoration of Uffe Haagerup:

On Tuesday, August 18, Professor George Elliott (University of Toronto) will deliver a lecture commemorating the life and work of Uffe Haagerup. [obituary]

Afterwards the Department of Mathematical Sciences will host a memorial gathering in the southern end of the main hall. Refreshments will be served.


We hope to be able to provide accommodation (in shared hotel rooms) to a large number of participating students and postdocs, but you can no longer apply for accommodation. We are regrettably unable to cover participants' travel costs.


Registration is closed.



Supported by the Danish National Research Foundation through the Centre for Symmetry and Deformation (DNRF92).