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Lecture series by Ami Viselter-1

Date/Time: 
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 16:30 to 18:00
Venue: 
Seminar Room, School of Mathematical Sciences
Speaker: 
Ami Viselter
Affiliation: 
University of Haifa, Israel
Title: 
Locally compact quantum groups: the von Neumann algebraic approach-1

Lecture series abstract: We will survey the von Neumann algebraic approach to locally compact quantum groups in the sense of Kustermans and Vaes, roughly following the treatment by Van Daele. We will begin with an intro to the theory of weights of von Neumann algebras. We will then proceed to describe locally compact quantum groups. If there is any time left, we will present some recent progress in the field. The prerequisite for attending the talks is some basic knowledge of C*-algebras (and perhaps also von Neumann algebras, depending on the audience).

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