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Topics in Operator Algebras
Provider: Faculty of Science

Activity no.: 5582-21-07-31There are 50 available seats 
Enrollment deadline: 22/11/2021
PlaceDepartment of Mathematical Sciences
Universitetsparken 5, 2100 København Ø
Date and time22.11.2021, at: 08:00 - 30.01.2022, at: 16:00
Regular seats50
ECTS credits7.50
Contact personNina Weisse    E-mail address: weisse@math.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserMikael Rørdam    E-mail address: rordam@math.ku.dk
Written languageEnglish
Teaching languageEnglish
Semester/BlockBlock 2
Scheme groupB
Exam formContinuous assessment
Exam formContinuous assessment
Exam detailsDuring the course each participant gives a 45 min presentation on a topic from the course syllabus, and she/he also provides lecture notes for the presentation.
Grading scalePassed / Not passed
Course workload
Course workload categoryHours
Project work60.00


We will cover various topics in operator algebras, with the precise content depending on the interests of the participants, for example
- Dynamical systems and crossed products
- Groups, groupoids and their C*-algebras
- Graph C*-algebras
- K-theory and classification
- von Neumann algebras
- Operator algebras and applications to quantum information theory

Learning outcome
Knowledge: To display knowledge of the course topics and content.

Skills: To be able to use the acquired knowledge to read and understand current research papers.

Competences: The student should be able to apply the theory to solve problems of moderate difficulty within the topics of the course.

Teaching and learning methods
4 hours of lectures and 2 hours of exercises per week for 8 weeks.

Course Coordinators: Mikael Rørdam & Magdalena Elena Musat

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