2010 seminar talk: Introduction to operators algebras

Talk held by Asger Törnquist (KGRC) at the KGRC seminar on 2010-01-14.


I will give an overview of the basic concepts of operator algebras. Specifically, I will cover topics such as: What are C* algebras and von Neumann algebras? And what is a state or a representation of such an algebra? The aim is to give enough background to discuss recent applications of set theory to problems in operator algebras in a future talk (next week, say.)

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