Young Mathematicians in C*-Algebras

The University of Copenhagen

August 5-10, 2019


A conference organised for and by master/Ph.D.-students and postdocs in operator algebras (both von Neumann and C*-algebras, despite the name!) and related areas, with the goal of fostering scientific and social interaction between young researchers. The conference will feature three mini-courses by established researchers alongside many contributed talks by participants.

The scientific activities of the conference will start on Monday morning and finish on Saturday before lunch.

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

Young Women in C*-Algebras (YWC*A):

The previous YWC*A conference is integrated into this conference in form of a third mini course given by Cornelia Drutu and a keynote address given by Nadia S. Larsen. There will also be mentor lunches aimed particularly at young women.

Keynote address:

Nadia S. Larsen (University of Oslo)


Photo: UiO



Cornelia Drutu (University of Oxford)

C*-Algebras and Geometric Group Theory



Ian F. Putnam (University of Victoria)

Ilijas Farah (York University)

C*-Algebras and Dynamics

Coarse Spaces and Uniform Roe Algebras

Here you can find the abstracts for the talks.

Contributed talks:

Alongside the mini-courses, the conference will feature contributed talks by participants. Participants at all academic levels are cordially invited to propose a talk. We hope to give as many participants as possible the opportunity to talk. In the case that we receive too many proposals, we will carefully review the abstracts and notify you of our decision shortly thereafter. The deadline for proposing a talk has passed.


You are invited to present a poster during the conference. If you wish to do so, please write us a short email.


We can provide shared hostel rooms to a large number of participating students and postdocs. The deadline for applying for accommodation has passed.

NSF funding:

We got funding from the NSF to cover travel expenses of students based in the US. Please note that this funding is for US based students only, we will not be able to cover travel expanses of other participants. The deadline for applying has passed. If you receive NSF funding please be aware that you still need to register for the conference by using the application form on this webpage if you have not already done so. Moreover, there are restrictions on which flight tickets they are willing to refund (for details, see the "Open Skies" agreement at


There will be several events during the conference. Please let us know during registration whether you wish to participate or not.

  • Get together: On Sunday evening we want to give participants the possibility to get to know each other. This is aimed specifically at first year participants, but open to everyone.
  • Reception: On Monday evening there will be a reception with pizza and beer.
  • Conference Dinner: The conference dinner will probably take place on Tuesday evening.
  • Mentor Lunches: There will be two mentor lunches, one for women only and the other one open to everyone.
  • Excursion: There will be an excursion on one of the days. Detailed information will follow later.


You can still register for the conference until June 30th by filling out the registration form (but note that you cannot apply for accommodation or talks any more).


If you have any questions, you can contact us at

We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Danish National Research Foundation through the Centre for Symmetry and Deformation (DNRF92) and from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through grant DMS-1900134.