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1998 Fall Eastern Section Meeting
State College, PA, October 2425, 1998
Meeting #937
Associate secretaries: Lesley M Sibner, AMS lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Special Session on Operator Algebras and Noncommutative Geometry

Saturday October 24, 1998, 8:45 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Special Session on Operator Algebras and Noncommutative Geometry, I
Room 262, Willard Building Organizers: Victor Nistor, The Pennsylvania State University nistor@math.psu.edu
Paul F. Baum, The Pennsylvania State University baum@math.psu.edu
Adrian Ocneanu, The Pennsylvania State University adrian@math.psu.edu

8:45 a.m.
Some minimization problems for the free analogue of the Fisher information .
Alexandru M. Nica*, University of Waterloo
Dimitri Shlyakhtenko, U.C.L.A.
Roland Speicher, Universitat Heidelberg
(9370063)

9:30 a.m.
OperatorValued semicircular systems.
Dimitri Y Shlyakhtenko*, UCLA
(9374638)

10:15 a.m.
Subfactors and planar algebras of small dimension.
Dietmar Bisch*, University of California at Santa Barbara
(9374656)

Saturday October 24, 1998, 2:30 p.m.6:25 p.m.
Special Session on Operator Algebras and Noncommutative Geometry, II
Room 262, Willard Building Organizers: Victor Nistor, The Pennsylvania State University nistor@math.psu.edu
Paul F. Baum, The Pennsylvania State University baum@math.psu.edu
Adrian Ocneanu, The Pennsylvania State University adrian@math.psu.edu

2:30 p.m.
Joint Special Session talk by John Roe in Room 362.

3:30 p.m.
Twist Positivity.
Arthur Jaffe*, Harvard Univ.
(9378167)

4:15 p.m.
The eta invariant, relative cyclic cocycles and quasiaction of groups.
Hitoshi Moriyoshi*, Keio University
(9375896)

5:00 p.m.
Homotopical algebra and cyclic cohomology.
Masoud Khalkhali*, University of Western Ontario
(9371873)

5:45 p.m.
Analog BaumConnes map and an index theorem for manifols with proper actions.
Ronghui Ji*, IUPUI
(9375897)

Sunday October 25, 1998, 8:45 a.m.10:55 a.m.
Special Session on Operator Algebras and Noncommutative Geometry, III
Room 262, Willard Building Organizers: Victor Nistor, The Pennsylvania State University nistor@math.psu.edu
Paul F. Baum, The Pennsylvania State University baum@math.psu.edu
Adrian Ocneanu, The Pennsylvania State University adrian@math.psu.edu

8:45 a.m.
Characters of cycles and equivariant Chern character.
Alexander Gorokhovsky*, Ohio State University
(9375881)

9:30 a.m.
$S^1$ Equivariant Novikov Conjecture.
John W Lott*, University of Michigan
(9375851)

10:15 a.m.
Hopf algebra cyclic cohomology and characteristic classes of foliations.
Alain Connes, Coll\`ege de France, Paris
Henri Moscovici*, Ohio State University
(93746107)

Sunday October 25, 1998, 2:30 p.m.5:40 p.m.
Special Session on Operator Algebras and Noncommutative Geometry, IV
Room 262, Willard Building Organizers: Victor Nistor, The Pennsylvania State University nistor@math.psu.edu
Paul F. Baum, The Pennsylvania State University baum@math.psu.edu
Adrian Ocneanu, The Pennsylvania State University adrian@math.psu.edu

2:30 p.m.
The trace formula in Noncommutative Geometry and the Riemann Zeta function.
Alain Connes*, I.H.E.S and Ecole Normale, Paris, France
(93747124)

3:30 p.m.
Twodimensional groups and the BaumConnes assembly map.
Alain J Valette*, University of Neuchatel
(9374652)

4:15 p.m.
Hochschild and cyclic homology of certain dynamical systems arising in number theory.
Eric Leichtnam*, Ecole Normale Superieure
(93746129)

5:00 p.m.
Generation properties in some group von Neumann algebras tensor B(H) .
Florin G Radulescu*, University of Iowa
(93746119)
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