Conference on von Neumann Algebras and Related Topics

January 9 (Mon) - 13 (Fri), 2012

(Note that January 9 is a national holiday in Japan.)

RIMS, Kyoto University, Japan

Organized by

M. Izumi

Y. Kawahigashi (Chairman) 

H. Matui

H. Okamoto 

N. Ozawa

Y. Ueda


Invited Speakers

Dietmar Bisch

Sebastiano Carpi   

Yoann Dabrowski

Sergio Doplicher

Ken Dykema

David Evans

Uffe Haagerup

Cyril Houdayer

Masaki Izumi

Yoshikata Kida

Toshihiko Masuda   

Nicolas Monod

Scott Morrison

Yoshiko Ogata

Narutaka Ozawa

Jesse Peterson

Sorin Popa

Thomas Sinclair

Yoh Tanimoto

Reiji Tomatsu

Yoshimichi Ueda   

Stefaan Vaes

Dan Voiculescu

Hans Wenzl

Feng Xu

We will have a dinner party on campus from 6:30pm on Tuesday, January 10. The fee is 4,000 yen for a regular faculty, and 2,000 yen for everybody else (including spouses, but kids are free).

This is a part of the program Operator Algebras and their Applications.

The conference will be held in Lecture Hall 420 on the fourth floor of the RIMS. Here is a picture of the lecture hall. Here is an access map to the RIMS.

Here is travel information to come to Kyoto. Here is hotel information. Here is official general travel information supplied by Kyoto City.

We will have talks of only invited speakers. The first lecture will be in the morning of January 9 and the last one in the afternoon of January 13. We have no official registration procedures. The conference is open to everyone.

The deadline for an application for financial supports is past.

If you have any inquiry, please send one to Yasuyuki Kawahigashi ( (If you need an official invitation letter for administrations at your institution or a visa application, please also write to us.)

The home page of Kawahigashi.