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2003 Spring Central Section Meeting
Bloomington, IN, April 46, 2003
Meeting #985
Associate secretaries:
Susan J Friedlander, AMS
susan@math.northwestern.edu
Special Session on Operator Algebras and Their Applications

Saturday April 5, 2003, 8:30 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Operator Algebras and Their Applications, I
Room 217, Ballantine Hall
Organizers:
Jerry Kaminker, Indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis kaminker@math.iupui.edu
Ronghui Ji, Indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis ronji@math.iupui.edu

8:30 a.m.
Oriented $\Lambda$trees and their $C^*$algebras, preliminary report.
Jack Spielberg*, Arizona State University
(98546219)

9:00 a.m.
KMS states on C*algebras associated to expansive maps.
Alex Kumjian*, University of Nevada
Jean Renault, Universit\'e d'Orl\'eans
(98546107)

9:30 a.m.
Geodesic laminations and noncommutative geometry.
Igor Nikolaev*, University of Calgary
(9854635)

10:00 a.m.
Smooth Subalgebras, Group C*algebras and Cyclic Cohomology.
Ronghui Ji*, IUPUI
(98546211)

10:30 a.m.
A note on noncommutative harmonic functions.
Slawomir Klimek*, IUPUI
(98547174)

11:00 a.m.
Trees, Ultrametrics and Noncommutative Geometry.
Bruce Hughes*, Vanderbilt University
(98547119)

Saturday April 5, 2003, 3:00 p.m.4:50 p.m.
Special Session on Operator Algebras and Their Applications, II
Room 217, Ballantine Hall
Organizers:
Jerry Kaminker, Indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis kaminker@math.iupui.edu
Ronghui Ji, Indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis ronji@math.iupui.edu

3:00 p.m.
Discussion

3:30 p.m.
Euler characteristics of manifolds of bounded geometry.
John G Miller*, IUPUI
(98558284)

4:00 p.m.
Hyperbolic groups, bounded cohomology and orbit equivalence superrigidity.
Igor Mineyev*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(98520190)

4:30 p.m.
Uniformly embedding discrete groups into Hilbert space.
Erik Guentner*, University of Hawaii, Manoa
Nigel Higson, Pennsylvania State University
Shmuel Weinberger, University of Chicago
(98546323)

Sunday April 6, 2003, 9:00 a.m.11:20 a.m.
Special Session on Operator Algebras and Their Applications, III
Room 217, Ballantine Hall
Organizers:
Jerry Kaminker, Indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis kaminker@math.iupui.edu
Ronghui Ji, Indiana UniversityPurdue University Indianapolis ronji@math.iupui.edu

9:00 a.m.
Heat kernels for perturbed Dirac operators.
Jeffrey Fox, University of Colorado
Peter Haskell*, Virginia Tech
(98558106)

9:30 a.m.
Some remarks on the universal coefficient theorem in KKtheory.
Marius Dadarlat*, Purdue University
(98546124)

10:00 a.m.
The KadisonSinger problem as a combinatorial problem.
Nik Weaver*, Washington University
(9850596)

10:30 a.m.
Operator Trigonomety.
Morteza Seddighin*, Indiana UniversityEast
(9854726)

11:00 a.m.
Rectifiable diameters of the Grassmann spaces of certain von Neumann algebras and C*algebras.
Shuang Zhang*, University of Cincinnati
(98546197)
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