International Book Series of Mathematical Texts 2006; 274 pp; hardcover ISBN10: 9738543290 ISBN13: 9789738543294 List Price: US$48 Member Price: US$38.40 Order Code: THETA/9
 The volume represents the proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Operator Theory, held in Timisoara (Romania), between June 30 and July 5, 2004. Besides a presentation of the life and works of G. K. Pedersen, it contains twentyone refereed research papers written by leading experts in the field and by young researchers. These cover a large variety of topics of interest, including:  single operator algebras
 C* algebras
 von Neumann algebras
 Hilbert and Banach modules
 differential and integral operators
 noncommutative probability
 spectral theory.
A publication of the Theta Foundation. Distributed worldwide, except in Romania, by the AMS. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in analysis. Table of Contents  D. Olesen and E. Størmer  The life and works of Gert Kjærgaard Pedersen
 H. Bercovici  On Boolean convolutions
 A. M. Bikchentaev  Representation of elements of von Neumann algebras in the form of finite sums of products of projections. II
 E. Boasso  On Cartan joint spectra
 J. Bračič  Reflexivity of the space of module homomorphisms
 M. R. Buneci  \(C^\ast\)algebras associated to groupoids with proper orbit space
 G. Cassier and N. Suciu  Analytic functions of a uniformly stable \(p\)contraction
 R. Dumitru, C. Peligrad, and B. Vişinescu  Automorphisms inner in the local multiplier algebra and Connes spectrum
 D. E. Dutkay and G. Picioroaga  The von Neumann algebra of the canonical equivalence relation of the generalized Thompson group
 S. H. Ferguson and R. Rochberg  Description of certain quotient Hilbert modules
 A. Gomilko, I. Wróbel, and J. Zemánek  Numerical ranges in a strip
 A. Khosravi and B. Khosravi  Frames in tensor products of Hilbert \(C^\ast\)modules
 A. S. Kostenko  Spectral analysis of some indefinite SturmLiouville operators
 V. G. Kravchenko, A. B. Lebre, and J. S. Rodríguez  The kernel of singular integral operators with a finite group of linearfractional shifts
 R. Nicoara  On the finiteness of the number of \(N\)dimensional Hopf \(C^\ast\)algebras
 M. Popa  A noncommutative analogue of Gaussian Hilbert spaces
 D. Popovici  Dilatable solutions for some operator moment problems
 F. Rădulescu  Combinatorial aspects of Connes's embedding conjecture and asymptotic distribution of traces of products of unitaries
 A. Sandovici  Canonical extensions of symmetric linear relations
 L. Suciu  Ergodic properties and saturation for \(A\)contractions
 N. Suciu  On the generalized Harnack domination for contractions
 L. Zielinski  Semiclassical distributions of eigenvalues for elliptic operators with Hölder continuous coefficients, part II: critical case
