- 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). Recent 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 |
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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.