Workshop on von Neumann Algebras
October 29 - November 2, 2007
Thematic Program on Operator Algebras
Fields Institute

Monday, October 29
9:20 - 10:20
Sorin Popa (University of California, Los Angeles)
Some open problems on II1 factors of group actions
11:00 - 11:50
Narutaka Ozawa (University of California, Los Angeles)
On a class of II1 factors with at most one Cartan subalgebra
2:00 - 2:50
Jesse Peterson (University of California, Berkeley)
Group cocycles into the left regular representation and applications to II1 factors
3:00 - 3:50
Ken Dykema (Texas A&M University)
Horn's inequalities and Connes' embedding problem
4:30 - 5:00
Nate Brown (Pennsylvania State University)
Embeddings into Rω
5:10 - 5:40
Andreas Thom (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen)
Group cocycles and affiliated operators
Tuesday, October 30
9:30 - 10:20
Uffe Haagerup (University of Southern Denmark)
Solution of the Effros-Ruan conjecture for bilinear forms on C*-algebras
11:00 - 11:50
Stefaen Vaes (K.U.Leuven)
Explicit computations of all finite index bimodules for a family of II1 factors
1:50 - 2:40
Adrian Ioana (Caltech)
Cocycle superrigidity for profinite actions of Kazhdan groups
2:50 - 3:20
Cyril Houdayer (University of California, Los Angeles)
Another construction of type II1 factors with a prescribed countable fundamental group
3:30 - 4:00
Ionut Chifan (University of California, Los Angeles)
Estimating relative commutants in II1 factors of wreath products
4:30 - 5:00
Dan Shiber (University of California, Los Angeles)
CCR random matrix models with potential
5:10 - 5:50

Marta Asaeda (University of California, Riverside)
Non-existense of finite depth subfactors with with certain small indices

Wednesday, October 31
9:30 - 10:20
Yasuyuki Kawahigashi (University of Tokyo)
Superconformal field theory and operator algebras
11:00 - 11:50
Dimitri Shlyakhtenko (University of California, Los Angeles)
Algebras of q-semicircular elements and free stochastic calculus
2:00 - 2:50
Kenley Jung (University of California, Los Angeles)
Geometric measure theory and von Neumann algebras
3:00 - 3:30
Emily Peters (University of California, Berkeley)
Constructing the Haagerup Subfactor with Planar Algebras
3:40 - 4:10
Shamindra Ghosh (Vanderbilt University)
The planar algebra of the group-type subfactors of Bisch and Haagerup
Thursday, November 1
9:30 - 10:20
Roland Speicher (Queen's University)
Operator-valued Semicircular Elements: at the Intersection of Combinatorics, Random Matrix Theory and Complex Analysis
11:00 - 11:50
Hans Wenzl (University of California, San Diego)
Subgroup type subfactors and twisted Kac-Moody algebras
2:00 - 2:50
Mikael Pichot (University of Tokyo)
Intermediate rank and property RD
3:00 - 3:50
Yoshimichi Ueda (Kyushu University)
Orbital free entropy and Its dimension counterpart
4:30 - 5:00
Remus Nicoara (University of Tennessee)
Subfactors and Hadamard Matrices
Friday, November 2
9:30 - 10:20
Thierry Giordano (University of Ottawa)
11:00 - 11:30
Magdalena Musat (University of Memphis)
Classification of hyperfinite factors up to completely bounded isomorphism of their predual
11:40 - 12:30
Claire Anantharaman-Delaroche (Université d'Orléans)
On the non-commutative G.-C. Rota dilation theorem