Cartan Subalgebras in Operator Algebras

Joy Lukman

  • 16 Aug 2021 - 27 Aug 2021
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Arnaud Brothier (University of New South Wales)
Nathan Brownlowe (University of Sydney)
Elizabeth Gillaspy (University of Montana)
Astrid an Huef (Victoria University of Wellington)
Dave Robertson (University of New England)
Aidan Sims (University of Wollongong)

Program Description: 
The central focus of this program is the role of Cartan subalgebras in two branches of operator algebras: C-algebras and von Neumann algebras. The program will involve researchers from four Australian institutions (UNSW, USyd, UNE, and UOW), and international experts who are at the forefront of the study of Cartan subalgebras. The focus on research and collaboration time during the program will give all participants the best chance to establish concrete projects which can be continued and completed after the workshop.

The first week of our program will feature two mini-courses, aimed at PhD students, which will introduce junior researchers and non-experts to the ideas and techniques needed to participate in this exchange of ideas between the two branches. In the second week, experts on Cartan subalgebras will give lectures on recent developments, connections and applications, with a focus on educating researchers from the other branch.

Program Structure: TBD


  • Deadline: 17 June 2021
  • Registration is by invitation only. If you are interested to participate, please contact one of the organisers with your CV and research background.

MATRIX Wine and Cheese Afternoon 17 August 2021
On the first Tuesday of each program, MATRIX provides a pre-dinner wine and cheese afternoon. Produce is locally-sourced to showcase delicacies from the region.