Seminar on Operator K-theory and Noncommutative Geometry

University of Sheffield, Spring 2017


This seminar aims to study basics of the theory of C*-algebras, their K-theory and aspects of Noncommutative Geometry in the style of Alain Connes.  

A short note on the seminar can be found HERE.

Talks will be on Tuesdays at 2pm in J11.

For a description of the contents of the talks, see the departmental seminars page (the short note above gives a rough idea).

Talks:

Title: Introduction to C*-algebras. Part I. (Neil Hansford) 
Week 5 (Mar. 7) 

Title: Introduction to C*-algebras. Part II. (Jordan Willamson)
Week 6 (Mar. 14)

Title: K-theory of C*-algebras. Part I. (Paul Mitchener)
Week 7 (Mar. 21)

Title: K-theory of C*-algebras. Part II.  (Paul Mitchener)
Week 8 (Mar. 28)

Title: Bott periodicity (Sarah Browne)
Week 9 (Apr. 25)

Title: K-homology (David O'Sullivan)
Week 10 (May 2)

Title: Group actions, group C*-algebra, crossed product algebras. Part I. (Sven Meinhardt)
Week 11 (May 9)

Title: Group actions, group C*-algebra, crossed product algebras. Part I. (Haluk Sengun)
Week 12 (May 16)

Title: The Baum-Connes conjecture (Haluk Sengun)
Week 13(?) (May 23)