AMS Sectional Meeting Program by Special Session
Current as of Tuesday, April 12, 2005 15:21:43
2004 Fall Southeastern Section Meeting
Nashville, TN, October 1617, 2004
Meeting #999
Associate secretaries: John L Bryant, AMS bryant@math.fsu.edu
Special Session on Von Neumann Algebras and Noncommutative Ergodic Theory

Saturday October 16, 2004, 8:50 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Von Neumann Algebras and Noncommutative Ergodic Theory, I
Room 126, Wilson
Organizers:
Dietmar Bisch, Vanderbilt University bisch@math.vanderbilt.edu
Sorin T. Popa, University of California Los Angeles popa@math.ucla.edu

8:50 a.m.
A Kurosh type theorem for type II$_1$ factors.
Narutaka Ozawa*, University of Tokyo / UCLA
(9994630) 
9:40 a.m.
On the distribution of some sequences related to Farey fractions.
Florin Boca*, University of Illinois
Alexandru Zaharescu, University of Illinois
(9993798) 
10:10 a.m.
Noncommutative, analytic version of Hilbert's 17th problem in type II$_1$ von Neumann algebras.
Florin Radulescu*, University of Iowa
(99946171)

8:50 a.m.

Saturday October 16, 2004, 2:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Special Session on Von Neumann Algebras and Noncommutative Ergodic Theory, II
Room 126, Wilson
Organizers:
Dietmar Bisch, Vanderbilt University bisch@math.vanderbilt.edu
Sorin T. Popa, University of California Los Angeles popa@math.ucla.edu

2:30 p.m.
New examples of group pairs with Kazhdan's Relative Property (T).
Talia Fernos*, University of Illinois, Chicago
(99920156) 
3:20 p.m.
Cohomology of Actions of groups by Bernouilli shifts.
Sorin Popa, UCLA
Roman Sasyk*, Purdue University
(99946149) 
3:50 p.m.
A 1cohomology characterization of property (T) in von Neumann algebras.
Jesse Peterson*, University of California, Los Angeles
(99947131) 
4:20 p.m.
Geodesic flows and symmetric joins of metric spaces.
Igor Mineyev*, University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign
(99920122)

2:30 p.m.

Sunday October 17, 2004, 9:10 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Von Neumann Algebras and Noncommutative Ergodic Theory, III
Room 126, Wilson
Organizers:
Dietmar Bisch, Vanderbilt University bisch@math.vanderbilt.edu
Sorin T. Popa, University of California Los Angeles popa@math.ucla.edu

9:10 a.m.
Estimates for nonmicrostates free entorpy dimension.
Dimitri Shlyakhtenko*, UCLA
(99946115) 
10:00 a.m.
A rigidity result for irrational rotation $HT$ factors.
Remus Nicoara*, Vanderbilt University
Sorin Popa, University of California Los Angeles
Roman Sasyk, Purdue University
(9994633) 
10:30 a.m.
On the topology of the Kasparov groups and its applications.
Marius Dadarlat*, Purdue University
(9994664)

9:10 a.m.

Sunday October 17, 2004, 2:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Special Session on Von Neumann Algebras and Noncommutative Ergodic Theory, IV
Room 126, Wilson
Organizers:
Dietmar Bisch, Vanderbilt University bisch@math.vanderbilt.edu
Sorin T. Popa, University of California Los Angeles popa@math.ucla.edu

2:30 p.m.
Orbit equivalence Rigidity.
Nicolas Monod*, University of Chicago
(99937193) 
3:20 p.m.
Intermediate Subfactors.
Dietmar Bisch*, Vanderbilt University
(99946159) 
3:50 p.m.
The Pukanszky invariant and group von Neumann algebras.
Allan M Sinclair, Univ. of Edinburgh
Roger R Smith*, Texas A\&M University
(9994689)

2:30 p.m.