Interactions Between Semigroups and Operator Algebras

Name:Interactions Between Semigroups and Operator Algebras
Calendar:Conferences & meetings
When:Mon, July 24, 2017 - Thu, July 27, 2017

Interactions Between Semigroups and Operator Algebras

Dates: 24–27 July 2017
Venue: Noah's on the Beach, Newcastle, NSW, Australia

The aim of this workshop is to bring together the world's foremost experts on the theory of semigroups and their relationships to other fields of mathematics such as operator algebras and totally disconnected locally compact groups. This workshop will allow the international leaders in the field to come to Australia to teach young Australian ECRs, and to forge new collaborations with Australian mathematicians.

Operator algebras associated to semigroups can be traced back to a famous theorem of Coburn from the 1960s. The theory has recently been reinvigorated through Xin Li's construction of semigroup C*-algebras. Li's construction has introduced new and interesting classes of C*-algebras, which have deep connections to number theory and dynamical systems. One connection that will be thoroughly explored through this meeting is that to the representation theory of totally disconnected locally compact groups.

Invited speakers

  • Nadia Larsen (Univ. Oslo)
  • Xin Li (Queen Mary Univ. London)
  • Jacqui Ramagge (Univ. Sydney)


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The cost is $110 for people at AMSI member organisations and $220 for others.

Organising Committee

  • Dr Dave Robertson (Univ. Newcastle)
  • Dr Nathan Brownlowe (Univ. Sydney)
  • Juliane Turner (Univ. Newcastle)
    — contact:, Tel. (02) 492 15483
Location:Noah's on the Beach, Newcastle Map
Created:23 May 2017 04:07 am UTC
Modified:23 May 2017 04:57 am UTC
Updated: 23 May 2017