BEN GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV
            DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
 
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       Operator and System Theory Seminar
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SPEAKER: Ilan Hirshberg, BGU
 
TITLE:   Nuclear dimension - a brief survey
 
DATE:    Monday, November 21, 2011
 
PLACE:   Room -101, Mathematics Building, BGU
 
TIME:	 14:10
 
ABSTRACT:
 
The study of structure and classification of
nuclear C*-algebras has been one of the main branches of operator
algebras in the past four decades. The concept of decomposition rank and
closely related concept of nuclear dimension were introduced by
Kirchberg-Winter and Winter-Zacharias in the previous decade, as
generalizations of covering dimension of topological spaces, and have
generated considerable progress in the area. I will give a brief survey
of those concepts, aimed at nonspecialists. I will assume that the
audience knows what's a C*-algebra, but will not assume that it knows
what's a nuclear C*-algebra.
 
For further announcements see
 <http://www.math.bgu.ac.il/~vinnikov/otseminar>
 
For further information please contact:
 
Daniel Alpay   <dany@math.bgu.ac.il> , phone: 08-6461603
Victor Vinnikov   <vinnikov@math.bgu.ac.il> , phone: 08-6461618
 
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Editor: Michael Cwikel   <techm@math.technion.ac.il> 
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