Mar. 24 Monday 
10:30  12:00 RIMS 110 
Detlev Buchholz (Göttingen)
Quantum systems and resolvent algebras
The standard $\mathrm{C}^*$algebraic version of the Heisenberg algebra of canonical commutation relations, the Weyl algebra often causes difficulties since it does not admit physically interesting dynamical laws as automorphism groups. In this talk a $\mathrm{C}^*$algebraic version of the canonical commutation relations is presented which circumvents such problems. It is based on the resolvents of the canonical operators and their algebraic relations. The resulting $\mathrm{C}^*$algebras, the resolvent algebras, have many desirable analytic properties. In fact, they are of type I (postliminal) for finite quantum systems and nuclear in the infinite case. In either case they admit existence of an abundance of oneparameter automorphism groups corresponding to physically relevant dynamics. They are also useful in the discussion of supersymmetry and systems with constraints. Moreover, the resolvent algebras have a rich and interesting ideal structure which encodes specific information about the dimension of the underlying physical system. They thus provide an excellent framework for the rigorous analysis of finite and infinite quantum systems.


Apr. 22 
15:00  16:30 RIMS 006 
Benoit Collins (Kyoto)
Describing exchangeable SU(n) invariant separable states
In quantum information theory, a state is a positive matrix in $M_n({\mathbb C})$ of trace $1$. In a tensor product (multipartite system), a state is called separable iff it is the convex combination of tensor product states. In $M_n({\mathbb C})^{\otimes k}$, we are interested in the problem of describing the convex body of separable states who are $\mathrm{SU}(n)$ invariant (with respect to the diagonal action), and exchangeable (i.e. invariant under the canonical action of the permutation group on k points). This problem arises from quantum information theory, where the notion of separable state is seen as the negation of the crucial notion of entangled state. It turns out that this problem admits a nice solution through the study of Martin boundary of random walks on Bratelli diagrams. Joint work in preparation with M. Al Nuwairan and T. Giordano.


May 13 
15:00  16:30 RIMS 006 
Norio Nawata (Osaka Kyoiku)
Rohlin actions on $\mathcal{W}_2$
In this talk, we shall consider finite group actions on $\mathcal{W}_2$ with the Rohlin property. Let $\alpha$ be an infinite tensor product type action on a UHF algebra $B$. We shall determine when the action $\alpha\otimes\mathrm{id}$ on $B\otimes\mathcal{W}_2 \cong \mathcal{W}_2$ has the Rohlin property.


May 20 
15:00  16:30 RIMS 006 
Masato Mimura (Tohoku)
Group approximation in Cayley topology and coarse geometry, part II: fibered coarse embeddings
This is part II of a project with Hiroki Sako (Tokai University). We study coarse disjoint unions of finite groups. Our main strategy is to employ the Cayley topology (and "the space of marked groups"), which are introduced by Grigorchuk. The topology allows us to regard a group as a point in a compact metrizable space. The subject of this talk is generalized embeddability of metric spaces, which is called the "fibered coarse embeddability." We observe that fibered coarse embeddability of a sequence of finite groups can be characterized by its "Cayley boundary."
As a byproduct, we construct a first example of an expander family that does not admit fibered coarse embeddings into any nonsingular CAT(0) space, but that has a biLipschitz embedding into some singular CAT(0) space.


May 27 
15:00  16:30 RIMS 006 
Ion Nechita (Toulouse)
Positive and completely positive maps via free additive powers of probability measures
We give examples of maps between matrix algebras with different "degrees" of positivity using ideas from free probability. We discuss applications to entanglement detection in quantum information theory, and compare the new methods with existing ones.


June 03 
15:00  16:30 RIMS 006 
Rui Okayasu (Osaka Kyoiku)
Haagerup approximation property and positive cones associated with a von Neumann algebra
We introduce the notion of the $\alpha$Haagerup approximation property for $\alpha\in[0,1/2]$ using a oneparameter family of positive cones studied by Araki and show that the $\alpha$Haagerup approximation property actually does not depend on a choice of $\alpha$. This enables us to prove the fact that the Haagerup approximation properties introduced in two ways are actually equivalent, one in terms of the standard form and the other in terms of completely positive maps.


June 17 
15:00  16:30 RIMS 006 
Yuhei Suzuki (Kyoto)
Realization of hyperbolic group $\mathrm{C}^*$algebras as decreasing intersection of Cuntz algebras ${\mathcal O}_2$
We will see that for every ICC group which is embeddable into a hyperbolic group, the reduced group $\mathrm{C}^\ast$algebra is realized as the intersection of a decreasing sequence of isomorphs of the Cuntz
algebra $\mathcal{O}_2$. In this talk, we will give a proof for finitely generated free groups.


June 24 
15:00  16:30 RIMS 006 
Ping Zhong (Indiana)
Superconvergence to freely infinitely divisible distributions
This talk is based on a joint work with H. Bercovici and J.C. Wang. Given an infinitely divisible distribution $\nu$ relative to free independence in the sense of Voiculescu, let $\mu_n$ be a sequence of probability measures and let $k_n$ be an increasing sequence of integers such that $(\mu_n)^{\boxplus k_n}$ converges weakly to $\nu$. We show that the density $d(\mu_n)^{\boxplus k_n}/dx$ converges uniformly to the density of $d\nu/dx$ except possibly in the neighborhood of one point. This phenomenon is called super convergence. The special case when the limit distribution $\nu$ is the semicircle law was proved by Bercovici and Voiculescu.


June 28 
Nara 
Kansai Operator Algebra Seminar


July 01 DT Seminar 
15:00  16:30 Sci 6609 
Brian Bowditch (Warwick/TITECH)
Rigidity properties of mapping class groups and related spaces


July 08 
15:00  16:30 RIMS 006 
Yusuke Isono (Kyoto)
On fundamental groups of tensor product $\mathrm{II}_1$ factors
We study a notion of strong primeness for $\mathrm{II}_1$ factors, which was introduced in my previous work. As a result, we give examples of $\mathrm{II}_1$ factors $M$ which satisfies $\mathcal{F}(B\otimes M)=\mathcal{F}(B)$ for arbitrary $\mathrm{II}_1$ factor $B$.


July 15 
15:00  16:30 RIMS 006 
Cyril Houdayer (Lyon)
BaumslagSolitar groups, relative profinite completions and measure equivalence rigidity
We introduce an algebraic invariant for aperiodic inclusions of probability measure preserving equivalence relations. We use this invariant to prove that every stable orbit equivalence between free pmp actions of direct products of nonamenable BaumslagSolitar groups whose canonical subgroup acts aperiodically forces the number of factors of the products to be the same and the factors to be isomorphic after permutation. This generalises some of the results obtained by Kida and moreover provides new measure equivalence rigidity phenomena for BaumslagSolitar groups. We also obtain a complete classification of direct products of relative profinite completions of BaumslagSolitar groups, continuing recent work of Elder and Willis. This is a joint work with Sven Raum.


July 16 Colloquium 
16:30  17:30 Sci 3110 
Narutaka Ozawa (Kyoto)
Noncommutative real algebraic geometry of Kazhdan's property (T)


July 1922 
Otaru 
Summer Camp on Operator Algebras


Sep. 0810 
RIMS 420 
Recent Developments in Operator Algebras


Oct. 07 
15:00  16:30 RIMS 006 
Mike Brannan (UIUC)
TBA
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Nov. 04 
15:00  16:30 RIMS 006 
Hiroshi Ando (Copenhagen)
TBA
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