Contemporary Mathematics 1998; 389 pp; softcover Volume: 228 ISBN10: 0821810936 ISBN13: 9780821810934 List Price: US$105 Member Price: US$84 Order Code: CONM/228
 This volume contains the proceedings from the International Conference on Operator Algebras and Operator Theory held at the East China Normal University in Shanghai (China). Participants in the conference ranged from graduate students to postdocs to leading experts who came from around the world. Topics covered were \(C^*\)algebras, von Neumann algebras, nonselfadjoint operator algebras, wavelets, operator spaces and other related areas. This work consists of contributions from invited speakers and some mathematicians who were unable to attend. It presents important mathematical ideas while maintaining the uniqueness and excitement of this very successful event. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in operator theory; engineers and physicists. Table of Contents  E. Berkson and T. A. Gillespie  Operator means and spectral decomposability in ergodic theory and Hilbert space operator theory
 X. Chen and Q. Xu  Some remarks on Toeplitz operators on discrete groups
 J. Cuntz  A general construction of bivariant \(K\)theories on the category of \(C^*\)algebras
 M. Dadarlat  Residually finite dimensional \(C^*\)algebras
 E. G. Effros and Z.J. Ruan  \(\mathcal{OL}_p\) spaces
 G. A. Elliott and X. Fang  Simple inductive limits of \(C^*\)algebras with building blocks from spheres of odd dimension
 G. A. Elliott, G. Gong, and L. Li  Approximate divisibility of simple inductive limit \(C*^\)algebras
 U. Haagerup and E. Størmer  On maximality of entropy in finite von Neumann algebras
 D. Hadwin  Free entropy and approximate equivalence in von Neumann algebras
 R. Ji  Bivariant Chern character and the analog BaumConnes map
 R. V. Kadison  Dual cones and TomitaTakesaki theory
 Y. Kawahigashi  Subfactors and paragroup theory
 A. Kumjian  Notes on C*algebras of graphs
 D. R. Larson  Frames and wavelets from an operator theoretic point of view
 H. Lin  A classification theorem for infinite Toeplitz algebras
 C. Pasnicu  AH algebras with the ideal property
 Q. Lin and N. C. Phillips  Ordered Ktheory for C*algebras of minimal homeomorphisms
 M. A. Rieffel  Questions on quantization
 M. Rørdam  On sums of finite projections
 A. J.L. Sheu  Groupoid approach to quantum projective spaces
 J. Tomiyama  Representations of topological dynamical systems and C*algebras
 S. Zhang  Purely infinite simple C*algebras arising from reduced group C*algebras
