(see an abstract, if available, by clicking on a title)
Fall 2006 Schedule: (the usual time/place is Friday, 4-5pm, Milner 317).
- 12/01, Roger Smith, Texas A&M University,
Cones arising from C*-subalgebras and complete positivity
- 11/17, David Blecher, University of Houston,
Von Neumann algebraic H^p function theory and the
- 11/10, Hun Hee Lee, Seoul National University,
A Maurey type result for operator spaces
- 11/07, *** Special Day: Tuesday ***
Richard Haydon, Oxford University, Types and Random Measures Revisited
- 11/03, Ted Odell (University of Texas)
gives one of his Frontiers talks.
- 10/27, Stuart White, Texas A&M University,
Values of the Pukanszky Invariant in McDuff II_1 Factors
- 10/20, Mark Tomforde, University of Houston,
Graph C*-algebras --- Examples and Techniques
- 10/13, Ron Douglas, Texas A&M University,
Spectral flow and eigenvalue multiplicity
- 10/04, **** Note: special day, a Wednesday **** Fumiko Futamura, Vanderbilt University,
Localized Operators and the Construction of Localized Frames
- 09/15, David Sherman, UC-Santa Barbara
Closed unitary orbits in von Neumann algebras
- 09/08, Julien Giol, Texas A&M University,
On the geometry of projections in von Neumann algebras
- 09/01, at the Geometry Seminar: Ron Douglas, Texas A&M University,
Complex geometry and operator theory
Spring 2006 Schedule: (the usual time/place is Friday, 4-5pm, Milner 317).
- 5/12, Evgeny Semenov, Voronezh State University, Russia,
- 4/28, Beatriz Abadie, Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay and Texas A&M University,
Pimsner C*-algebras and crossed products by Hilbert C*-bimodules
- 4/07, Joachim Cuntz, University of Muenster,
Extensions and K-homology for locally convex algebras
- 3/31, Stuart White, University of Glasgow,
Semi-regular masas of transfinite length.
- 2/24, Christian Houdré, Georgia Institute of Technology,
Limiting Distributions in Some Longest Increasing or Common Subsequence Problems.
- 2/23 (special day and time, Thurs. 2:30-3:30pm), Nico Spronk, University of Waterloo,
Amenability properties of Fourier-Stieltjes algebras.
- 2/17, Anna Skripka, University of Missouri-Columbia,
The Birman-Schwinger principle in finite factors.
- 3/03, David Larson, Texas A&M University,
Separating vectors, cyclic commutants, and counterexamples
- 2/10, Alan Wiggins, Texas A&M University,
The Equivalence of Singularity and Strong Singularity for MASA's in II_1 factors.
- 2/03, Stefan Bildea, University of Houston,
Singularity of the radial subalgebra in tensor powers of two classes of group von Neumann algebras.
- 1/27, Dimitri Shlyakhtenko, UCLA,
A Free Analog of Shannon's Question on Monotonicity of Entropy.
- 1/20, Eric Weber, Iowa State University,
Wavelet Transforms and Admissible Group Representations.
Fall 2005 Schedule: (the usual time/place is Friday, 4-5pm, Milner 317).
- 12/02, Bill Johnson, Texas A&M University,
Revisiting Grothendieck's "approximation property implies metric
approximation property" theorem.
- 11/11, Erik Christensen, University of Copenhagen,
Spectral triples and non commutative compact metric spaces
- 11/04, no seminar due to the conference on
Geometric and Probabilistic Methods in Group Theory and Dynamics
- 10/28, Ron Douglas, Texas A&M University,
On the Structure of the Square of a C_0(1) Operator,
- 10/21, Hanne Schultz, University of Southern Denmark,
The Invariant Subspace Problem Relative to a Factor of Type II_1
- 10/21, (special time 3-4pm, special room Milner 216) Narcisse Radriantoanina, Miami University,
Subspaces of noncommutative Lp spaces
- 10/14, Javier Parcet, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid,
Noncommutative Lp spaces: Intersections and cb-embeddings,
- 10/07, Michael Lauzon, Swarthmore College,
Harmonic analysis on inhomogeneous spaces (and space-filling curves),
- 09/30, David Kerr, Texas A&M University,
Characterizing positive topological entropy
- 09/22 (special day, Thurs. 4-5pm), the third
of Professor Nikolai Nikolski
- 09/14, (special day, Wed. 4-5pm),
Anthony Yew, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
Compactness and Approximation Property with Respect to an Operator Space
- 09/09, Gilles Pisier, Texas A&M University,
Bounded generation and amenability of C*-algebras
Fall 2004 and Spring 2005 Schedule.
Spring 2004 Schedule: (the usual time/place is Friday, 4-5pm, Milner 317).
- 04/30, Vrej Zarikian, University of Texas,
Algorithms for Operator Algebra Calculations, and Applications.
- 04/23, Monica Ilie, Texas A&M University,
Completely bounded homomorphisms of the Fourier algebra.
- 04/16, Ken Dykema, Texas A&M University,
Hyperinavariant subspaces for some B-circular operators.
- 04/02, this time used for the third of Vern Paulsen's Frontiers talks.
- 03/12, Andras Zsak, Texas A&M University,
Partial Unconditionality in Banach Spaces.
- 03/05, Carl Pearcy, Texas A&M University,
A technique for producing hyperinvariant subspaces.
- 02/27, Nicolas Monod, University of Chicago,
Some applications of bounded cohomology.
- 02/20, Ilia Binder, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
Harmonic measure: polynomial Julia sets and sharp bounds. *** joint seminar with Harmonic Analysis ***
- 02/13, Roger Smith, Texas A&M University,
The Pukanszky invariant in group von Neumann algebras.
- 01/30, Nigel Kalton, University of Missouri at Columbia,
Decoupling in quasi-Banach spaces
Fall 2003 Schedule:
- 11/25, 1-2pm *** Note special day and time ***,
Niels Jakob Laustsen, University of Copenhagen,
Closed ideals in the Banach algebra of operators on a Banach space.
- 11/21, Kenley Jung, University of California, Berkeley,
Fractal Dimensions in Free Probability and a Hyperfinite Inequality.
- 11/14, Ron Douglas, Texas A&M University,
Berezin Transform, C*-algebras and Commutator Ideals.
- 11/07, this time used for the third of Ed Effros' Frontiers talks.
- 10/31, Gadadhar Misra, Indian Statistics Institute, Bangalore,
- 10/24, Bill Johnson, Texas A&M University,
Weakly null sequences in L_1.
- 10/17, Keri Kornelson, Texas A&M University,
Sums of rank-one operators, with applications to frames.
- 10/03, Nico Spronk, Texas A&M University,
Representing Group Algebras in Spaces of Completely Bounded Maps.
- 09/26, Ken Dykema, Texas A&M University,
Manifold structure of spaces of spherical tight frames.
- 09/19, Lars Aagaard, University of Southern Denmark (visiting Texas A&M University),
Non-microstates free entropy dimension of DT-operators.
- 09/12, Lars Aagaard, University of Southern Denmark (visiting Texas A&M University),
Introduction to free entropy.
Spring 2003 Schedule:
- 04/25, William Johnson, Texas A&M University, The stochastic approximation property for Banach spaces.
- 04/11, Ken Dykema, Texas A&M University,
Solid von Neumann algebras, part II (after Narutaka Ozawa).
- 03/28, Micheal Anshelevich, UC-Riverside,
Linearization coefficients for orthogonal polynomials using stochastic processes,
(joint seminar with the
Algebra and Combinatorics Seminar).
- 03/21, Stanislav Smirnov, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm,
SLE and scaling limits.
- 03/18, Sorin Popa, UCLA,
The amenability-rigidity antinomy in the study of type II_1 factors.
- 02/28, Ken Dykema, Texas A&M University,
Solid von Neumann algebras (after Narutaka Ozawa).
- 02/21, this time used by G. Robertson for the third of his Frontiers talks.
- 02/14, Tao Mei, Texas A&M University,
On the duality between noncommutative H^1 and BMO.
- 02/07, Lizhong Peng, Peking University,
Parameterization of univariate and bivariate tight wavelet frames with short support.
- 01/31, Gilles Pisier, Texas A&M University,
Why embeddings of the operator Hilbert space into noncommutative L1 require type III.
- 01/24, Hanfeng Li, University of Toronto,
Morita equivalence of higher dimensional noncommutative tori.
Fall 2002 Schedule:
- 12/06, Irfan Al-Haq, Prairie View A&M University,
BMO_\alpha^p Spaces and Their Properties.
- 11/22, Tamas Erdelyi, Texas A&M University,
The uniform closure of non-dense rational spaces on the unit interval.
- 11/15, Ron Douglas, Texas A&M University,
Quotient Hilbert modules and C*-extensions.
- 11/01, Asma Harcharras, University of Missouri,
New examples of noncommutative Lambda(p) sets.
- 10/25, Junhao Shen, University of Pennsylvania,
Generator problems for von neumann algebras, free probability and free entropy.
- 10/18, David Blecher, University of Houston, The double commutant theorem and generators.
- 10/11, Alexandre Nou, Université de Franche-Comté, (Besançon),
Non injectivity for the q-von Neumann algebra.
- 9/27, Nicolaas Spronk, Texas A&M University,
Measurable Schur multipliers and completely bounded multipliers of the Fourier algebra.
- 9/20, Ciprian Pop, Texas A&M University,
Crossed products and entropy of automorphisms.
- 9/13, Wilhelm Winter, Texas A&M University and University of Münster,
Covering Dimension for Nuclear C*-Algebras and Classification.
Spring 2002 Schedule:
- 4/26, Prof. Stephen Dilworth, University of Texas, (on leave from University of South Carolina),
Bases for which the greedy algorithm works, (abstract also avaialble in
dvi and ps formats).
- 4/19, Prof. Larry Baggett, University of Colorado,
Wavelets and the spectral multiplicity function.
- 4/12, Prof. Ken Dykema, Texas A&M University,
Subfactors of free product factors.
- 4/5, Prof. Florin Radulescu, University of Iowa, On Connes' embedding problem.
- 3/22, Prof. Serban Stratila, University of Iowa (on leave from Univeristy of Bucharest),
The commutation theorem for tensor products of von Neumann algebras over subalgebras.
- 3/8, (joint with Approximation Theory seminar), Professor Emeritus George G. Lorentz, University of Texas,
Mathematics and Politics in the Soviet Union between 1928 and 1953.
- 2/22, Prof. Allan Sinclair, Edinburgh University, Unitary perturbations of masas in type II_1 factors.
- 2/15, Prof. Ziemowit Rzeszotnik, University of Texas,
Partial solutions to two problems of Larson on wavelets.
- 2/8, Prof. Nathanial Brown, Michigan State University,
An analogue of Szego's limit theorem for self adjoint operators.
- 2/1, Prof. Tamas Erdelyi, Texas A&M University,
The full Clarkson-Erdos-Schwartz Theorem on the uniform closure of non-dense Muntz spaces.
- 1/25, Prof. David Swanson, Texas A&M University, Area, coarea and rectifiability.
- 1/18, Prof. Guergana Petrova, Texas A&M University, Best basis selection in Lp.
Fall 2001 Schedule:
- 11/30, Prof. Stas Kupin, California Institute of Technology, On inverse spectral problems for differential operators of Schrödinger type.
- 11/16, Prof. Roger Smith, Texas A&M University, Multilinear maps on finite factors.
- 11/09, Prof. Nathanial Brown, Michigan State University, Dense subalgebras of McDuff factors.
- 11/02, Prof. Andrzej Zuk, University of Chicago, Random groups and property T.
- 10/26, this time used by Prof. R. Grigorchuk for the third of his Frontiers talks.
- 10/12, Prof. Gilles Pisier, Texas A&M University, Grothendieck's theorem for operator spaces.
- 10/05, Prof. Keri Kornelson, Texas A&M University, Local solvability of Laplacian difference operators arising from the discrete Heisenberg group.
- 09/28, this time used by Prof. A. Pelczynski for the third of his Frontiers talks.
- 09/07, Prof. Allan Sinclair, Edinburgh University, Singular masas in type II-1 factors
- 08/31, Prof. Piotr Sniady, University of Wroclaw and Texas A&M, Brown measure.
Spring 2001 Schedule:
Unavailable. (The Linear Analysis Seminar was organized differently this semester.)
Fall 2000 Schedule:
- 12/01, Prof. May Nilsen, Texas A&M Univeristy,
Approximation properties for crossed products by actions and coactions
- 11/17, Prof. Alexei Alexandrov, Steklov Insitute, St. Petersburg,
Translation and rotation invariant subspaces of L^p(R)
- 11/10, Prof. Ken Dykema, Texas A&M University,
Spectral invariant subspaces of Voiculescu's circular operator
- 11/03, (2nd talk) Prof. Marianna Csornyei, University College London,
On the visibility of invisible sets
- 11/03, (1st talk) Prof. Bernard Chevraeu, University of Bordeaux,
On dual algebras generated by pairs of contractions
- 10/27, Dr. Sergey Neshveyev, Institute for Low Temp. Physics, Kharkov and MSRI,
On the Bost-Connes dynamical system
- 10/20, this time used by Bruce Blackadar for the third of his Frontiers talks.
- 10/13, Victor Lomonosov, Kent State University, The Bishop-Phelps Theorem fails for uniform
non-selfadjoint dual Operator Algebras
- 10/06, Siegfried Echterhoff, University of Münster, Permanence properties of the Baum-Connes conjecture
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