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April 15, 2015

Thirteenth Annual NCGOA Spring Institute, May 1-7

The Department of Mathematics will host the Thirteenth Annual Spring Institute on Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras May 1-7, 2015. The theme of the 2015 event is Operator Algebras and Approximation Properties of Groups.

The Spring Institute is a combination of spring school and international research conference. During the school part of the meeting several mini-courses on a variety of topics from noncommutative geometry, operator algebras, and related topics will be given by leading experts. The mini-course speakers are Alex Furman, Adrian Ioana, Sorin Popa, and Andreas Thom.

The conference portion of the event will consist of a number of invited research talks and short contributions. More details are available on the conference web site.

The Spring Institute on Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Mathematics, and the College of Arts & Science at Vanderbilt University. The organizing committee consists of Dietmar Bisch, Vaughan Jones and Jesse Peterson (all of Vanderbilt University).