
Date Time 
Location  Speaker 
Title – click for abstract 

02/01 4:00pm 
BLOC 220 
Sarah Plosker Brandon University 
On operatorvalued measures
We consider positive operatorvalued measures whose image is the bounded operators acting on an infinitedimensional Hilbert space, and we relax, when possible, the usual assumption of positivity of the operatorvalued measure seen in the quantum information theory literature. We consider integrals of quantum random variables, extending work done by FarenickPloskerSmith (2011) to the setting of infinitedimensional Hilbert space, and develop positive operatorvalued versions of a number of classical measure decomposition theorems. This is joint work with D. Mclaren and C. Ramsey. 

02/08 4:00pm 
BLOC 220 
Michiya Mori University of Tokyo 
Isometries between substructures of operator algebras
In 1951, Kadison proved that every unital linear surjective isometry
between two unital C*algebras is a Jordan *isomorphism. In this talk,
I will survey some recent results on isometries between operator
algebras. We give the general form of surjective isometries between unit
spheres of two C*algebras and between projection lattices of two von
Neumann algebras. This is partly a joint work with Narutaka Ozawa. 

02/15 4:00pm 
BLOC 220 
Michiya Mori University of Tokyo 
Isometries between substructures of operator algebras II
I will explain further details about the talk one week before, in
particular on Tingley's problem for operator algebras. 

02/22 4:00pm 
BLOC 220 
Corey Jones Ohio State University 
Generalized crossed products and discrete subfactors
We will describe a generalization of the crossed product construction for von Neumann algebras, where a group action on the algebra is replaced by a rigid C*tensor category action on the algebra, together with a W*algebra object internal to this category. Every spherical discrete extension of a II1 factor can be uniquely realized as such a crossed product. We will discuss some examples and applications. Based on joint work with David Penneys. 

03/01 4:00pm 
BLOC 220 
Roy Araiza Purdue University 
On operator systems and matrix convexity
Operator systems (selfadjoint unital subspaces of C*algebras) had been looked as early as the 1970's. As early as the 1980's, operator algebraists realized that there was a rich theory in noncommutative convexity (matrix convexity). Though it was not until 1999 that it was noticed by Webster and Winkler that operator systems and compact matrix convex sets were intimately connected. Using WebsterWinkler duality and noncommutative Choquet theory, we have been able to present a new way in looking at Choquet points of finitedimensional compact matrix convex sets. We will begin by reviewing noncommutative convex theory and WebsterWinkler duality. Operator system tensor products will be reviewed (if needed). As time permits we will then discuss Choquet points of finitedimensional compact matrix convex sets. This is joint work with Adam DorOn and Thomas Sinclair. 

03/21 2:00pm 
BLOC 220 
Franz Schuster Vienna University of Technology 
Affine quermassintegrals and Minkowski valuations


03/27 4:00pm 
BLOC 220 
Martijn Caspers TU Delft 
Noncommutative Lipschitz and commutator estimates
In the 1940's Krein asked the question whether Lipschitz functions f: R > C are also operator Lipschitz functions in the sense that the mapping B(H)_sa > B(H): x > f(x) is Lipschitz. The answer to this question is negative unless additional smoothness assumptions are imposed on f. On the other hand if the uniform norm on B(H) is replaced by the Schatten Lpnorm then every Lipschitz function is operator Lipschitz (PotapovSukochev 2010). In this talk we give a sharp proof of this result through socalled endpoint estimates (weak L1estimates and BMOestimates). In order to achieve this we further develop the theory of Markov dilations and De Leeuw theorems. This is joint work with D. Potapov, F. Sukochev and D. Zanin.


03/30 09:00am 
U. Houston 
Brazos Analysis Seminar 
Brazos Analysis Seminar


03/31 09:00am 
U. Houston 
Brazos Analysis Seminar 
Brazos Analysis Seminar
A ``nonlocal game'' consists of two players, who are each provided questions from a referee and then supply answers. The game comes with rules which determine if the answers supplied by the players are correct or not. The players cooperate to win each round of the game, but the ``nonlocality'' of the games means that the players cannot communicate by classical means during each round of the game. They can, however, agree upon a shared strategy for producing satisfactory answers. Nonlocal games are of interest in quantum information theory because quite often the only winning strategy is a socalled quantum strategy  i.e., one which utilizes some shared quantum entanglement between the players as a resource. In this talk, I will focus on a particular class of nonlocal games, called synchronous games. For these games one can associate a certain associative algebra A whose structure completely characterizes the existence of winning deterministic and probabilistic (quantum) strategies for these games. As a particular example, I will focus on the graph isomorphism game, which takes as inputs two graphs, and is devised so that a winning deterministic strategy requires that the two graphs be isomorphic. On the other hand, a probabilistic winning strategy relaxes this condition to the two graphs being what quantum information theorists call ``quantum isomorphic''. I will explain how the notion of quantum isomorphism mentioned above is intimately connected to the theory of Hopf biGalois objects: Two graphs are quantum isomorphic if and only if the game algebra A is a Hopf biGalois extension over the universal Hopf algebras coacting on the function algebras of the two graphs. I will explain how this Hopfalgebraic interpretation of the graph isomorphism game provides some fundamental new insights. **NOTE**: There will be a sequel to this talk given by Kari Eifler (TAMU) at 4pm in the Linear Analysis Seminar. Both talks will be complementary, yet selfcontained. Abstract 

04/12 4:00pm 
BLOC 220 
Kari Eifler TAMU 
The graph isomorphism game for quantum graphs
Nonlocal games give us a way of observing quantum behaviour through the observation of only classical data, and there are several different mathematical models to consider. The graph isomorphism game is one such game and we say two graphs are quantum isomorphic if there is a winning quantum strategy for the graph isomorphism game. We show that if a pair of (quantum) graphs X and Y are algebraically quantum isomorphic then the quantum automorphism groups G_X and G_Y are monodially equivalent. We also show a converse: if a compact quantum group G is monodially equivalent to G_X, then G is isomorphic to G_Y for a quantum graph Y.
**NOTE**: This talk will be immediately preceded the Algebra and Combinatorics Seminar, where Michael Brannan (TAMU) will introduce nonlocal games and related algebraic structures. The subject material of both talks will be complementary. Attendance in both talks is therefore highly encouraged, although both talks will be selfcontained. 