Program

  • Weeks one and two will focus on seminars and collaborative research amongst the participants.
  • Week three will take the form of a masterclass at the postdoctoral level on Kasparov theory and its applications. There will be a particular focus on the unbounded Kasparov product and on open problems in the theory and the techniques required in the applications.The lecturers and topics are as follows:
    • Chris Bourne (Tohoku). Topological phases, index theory and Kasparov theory.
    • Koen van den Dungen (Bonn). Towards noncommutative Lorentzian geometry.
    • Jens Kaad (Odense).┬áRecent advances in (unbounded) KK-theory
    • Bram Mesland (Bonn) and Adam Rennie (Wollongong). Introduction to operator algebras and KK-theory.
    • Emil Prodan (Yeshiva). Physics and applications of topological phases: How KK-theory
      can help?

with more details in the masterclass-abstracts.

A schedule of the masterclass (November 19-23) is as follows (also in [pdf])

Time Monday 19
Tuesday 20
Wednesday 21 Thursday 22 Friday 23
9:30-10:30 Mesland/Rennie Mesland/Rennie Kaad Kaad Kaad
10:30-11:00 Coffee/tea Coffee/tea Coffee/tea Coffee/tea Coffee/tea
11:00-12:00 Mesland/Rennie Discussion/questions Bourne Discussion/questions Prodan
12:00-14:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
14:00-15:00 Bourne Bourne Free
vd Dungen vd Dungen
15:00-15:30 Coffee/tea Coffee/tea Coffee/tea Coffee/tea
15:30-16:30 Discussion/questions Prodan Prodan
16:30-17:30 Discussion/questions Discussion/questions
  • Week four will be a research workshop.