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1999 Spring Central Section Meeting
Urbana, IL, March 1821, 1999
Meeting #941
Associate secretaries:
Susan J Friedlander, AMS
susan@math.northwestern.edu
Special Session on Operator Spaces and Their Applications

Friday March 19, 1999, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Operator Spaces and Their Applications, I
Room 165, Everitt Laboratory
Organizers:
Gilles Pisier, Texas A & M gip@ccr.jussieu.fr
ZhongJin Ruan, University of IllinoisUrbana ruan@math.uiuc.edu

8:30 a.m.
Hilbert $C^{*}$modules: A Useful Tool.
SzeKai Tsui*, Oakland University
(94146183)

9:00 a.m.
Modules over Operator algebras.
David P Blecher*, University of Houston
(9414699)

9:30 a.m.
Isometric dilations of noncommuting ntuples and representations of the CuntzToeplitz algebra.
Kenneth R. Davidson*, University of Waterloo
David W. Kribs, University of Waterloo
Miron Shpigel, University of Waterloo
(94147210)

10:00 a.m.
Quantized Commutant Lifting and Functional Calculus in Several Variables.
Gelu F Popescu*, University of Texas at San Antonio
(9414792)

10:30 a.m.
Local reflexivity and decomposable operators between C*algebras.
Christian Le Merdy*, University of Houston and Universite de FrancheComte
(94146176)

Friday March 19, 1999, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Operator Spaces and Their Applications, II
Room 165, Everitt Laboratory
Organizers:
Gilles Pisier, Texas A & M gip@ccr.jussieu.fr
ZhongJin Ruan, University of IllinoisUrbana ruan@math.uiuc.edu

3:00 p.m.
Dual Injective Operator Spaces.
Edward G. Effros*, UCLA
ZhongJin Ruan, University of Illinois
(94146273)

3:30 p.m.
$p$norms of independent random matrices and noncommutative $\L_p$spaces.
Marius Junge*, University of Kiel
(9414685)

4:00 p.m.
Extendable local reflexivity.
William Johnson, Texas A&M University
Timur Oikhberg*, The University of Texas at Austin
(94146200)

4:30 p.m.
$C_1$ does not Banach embed in the predual of a finite von Neumann algebra.
U. Haagerup, Institute of Mathematics, University of Odense, Odense, Denmark
H. Rosenthal*, University of Texas at Austin
F. A. Sukochev, Flinders University
(94146128)

5:00 p.m.
Derivations from Von Neumann Algebras into Trace Class Operators.
Corran Webster*, Texas A&M University
Roger Smith, Texas A&M University
(94146339)

5:30 p.m.
Cohomology for finite index inclusions of factors.
Allan M. Sinclair, Univ. of Edinburgh
Roger R. Smith*, Texas A&M Univ.
(94146268)

Saturday March 20, 1999, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Operator Spaces and Their Applications, III
Room 165, Everitt Laboratory
Organizers:
Gilles Pisier, Texas A & M gip@ccr.jussieu.fr
ZhongJin Ruan, University of IllinoisUrbana ruan@math.uiuc.edu

8:30 a.m.
Quasidiagonality and Ktheory.
Marius Dadarlat*, Purdue University
(9414666)

9:00 a.m.
Ktheory of certain C*algebras associated with free products of cyclic groups.
Shuang Zhang*, University of Cincinnati
Wojciech Szymanski, The University of Newcastle
(94146352)

9:30 a.m.
Pure states on $\mathcal{O}_{d}$.
Ola Bratteli, University of Oslo
Palle E.T. Jorgensen*, The University of Iowa
Akitaka Kishimoto, University of Hokkaido
Reinhard F. Werner, Universit\"{a}t Braunschweig
(94146156)

10:00 a.m.
Some minimization problems for the free analogue of the Fisher information.
Nica M. Alexandru*, University of Waterloo
Dimitri Shlyakhtenko, UCLA
Speicher Roland, University of Heidelberg
(94146204)

10:30 a.m.
Unbounded operators affiliated to some II1 factors.
Florin G Radulescu*, Univ of Iowa
(94146346)

Saturday March 20, 1999, 3:00 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Operator Spaces and Their Applications, IV
Room 165, Everitt Laboratory
Organizers:
Gilles Pisier, Texas A & M gip@ccr.jussieu.fr
ZhongJin Ruan, University of IllinoisUrbana ruan@math.uiuc.edu

3:00 p.m.
Some New Properties of Injective Envelopes.
Vern I Paulsen*, University of Houston
(94147278)

4:00 p.m.
Higher Order Hankel Forms, Factorization and Derivations.
William Cohn, Wayne State University
Sarah Ferguson*, Wayne State University
Richard Rochberg, Washington University
(94147224)

4:30 p.m.
When do the norm and the cbnorm of elementary operators coincide?
Robert J Archbold, University of Aberdeen
Martin Mathieu*, The Queen's University of Belfast
Douglas W.B. Somerset, University of Aberdeen
(9414622)

5:00 p.m.
Decomposition properties and an invariant for the free group *algebra.
Marius B. Stefan*, University of Iowa
(94146335)
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