Winter School on Operator Algebras

December 7 (Wed) - 16 (Fri), 2011

RIMS, Kyoto University, Japan

Organized by

M. Izumi

Y. Kawahigashi (Chairman) 

H. Matui

H. Okamoto 

N. Ozawa

Y. Ueda


Invited Speakers

Joachim Cuntz

Damien Gaboriau   

Alice Guionnet

Masaki Izumi

Vaughan Jones

Roberto Longo

Narutaka Ozawa   

N. Christopher Phillips

Gilles Pisier

Ian Putnam

Dimitri Shlyakhtenko   

Stefaan Vaes

Dan Voiculescu   

Feng Xu

Each speaker will give three lectures starting from basic levels for graduates students and postdocs in operator algebras and related fields.

We will have a dinner party on campus from 6:30pm on Tuesday, December 13. 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 December 7 and the last one in the afternoon of December 16. There will be no lectures on December 10 and 11. We have no official registration procedures. The Winter School 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.