Functional Analysis Seminar: Winter 2012

Wednesday Jan 11
16:00-16:50 (MS 6627) Vrej Zarikian (US Naval Academy)The Unique Pseudo-Expectation Property, and a New Proof of Mercer's Extension Theorem
Friday Jan 27
Participating Funct. Analysis Seminar
14:30-15:40 (MS 5138) Benjamin Hayes (UCLA)Sofic Dimension For Groups/ Equivalence Relations (After Dykema, Kerr, and Pichot)
Friday Feb 03
Participating Funct. Analysis Seminar
14:30-15:40 (MS 5138) Benjamin Hayes (UCLA)Sofic Dimension For Groups/ Equivalence Relations (After Dykema, Kerr, and Pichot)
Wednesday Feb 08
16:00-16:50 (MS6627) Edward Effros (UCLA)Quantum Polyhedra, Coproducts, and New Perspectives on Key Operator Algebraic Problems
Friday Feb 10
Participating Funct. Analysis Seminar
14:30-15:40 (MS 5138) Thomas Leble (ENS/UCLA)Distribution of traffics and heavy random matrices (after Male)
Wednesday Feb 15
16:00-16:50 (MS6627) Asger Tornquist (University of Copenhagen)A descriptive set-theoretic view of classification problems for separable C*-algebras
Friday Feb 17
Participating Funct. Analysis Seminar
14:30-15:40 (MS 5138) Paul Skoufranis (UCLA)On a Notion of Exactness for Reduced Free Products
Wednesday Feb 22
16:00-16:50 (MS6627) Frank Hansen (Tohoku University)The fast track to Löwner's theorem
Friday Feb 24
Participating Funct. Analysis Seminar
14:30-15:40 (MS 5138) Brent Nelson (UCLA)$C^*$-simplicity of Powers groups (after de la Harpe)
Friday Mar 02
Participating Funct. Analysis Seminar
14:00-15:10 (MS 5138) Brent Nelson (UCLA)$C^*$-simplicity of Powers groups, II (after de la Harpe) ***Note time change***