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## Cuntz-Pimsner Cross-Pollination |

The mathematics of C*-algebras has proven to be particularly
suitable to making precise the ideas arising in quantum theory. Indeed, their very beginnings can be traced back to the
papers of Murray and von Neumann on the
foundations of quantum mechanics. C*-algebras are an indispensable tool in
noncommutative geometry, and, in
turn, in applications to mathematical physics, including the standard model and
quantum gravity. The scientific focus of the workshop is on Cuntz–Pimsner algebras, a class of C*-algebras that combine a tractable structure with ample
applicability. Their class is broad enough to encompass C*-algebras witnessing
many of the most interesting and impressive aspects of C*-algebra theory and
provide connections to gauge theory and quantum mechanics via Connes'
noncommutative geometry. The field of Cuntz–Pimsner algebras
intersects a broad range of mathematical and physical research areas. The Cuntz–Pimsner Cross-Pollination workshop aims to further
develop the general theory of Cuntz–Pimsner
algebras by uniting this diversity of perspectives and facilitating a
trans-generational transfer of knowledge. By bringing together mathematician that represent several
different approaches to Cuntz–Pimsner algebras, as well as a 50-50 mix of
senior and early career researchers and of male and female mathematicians, the
workshop Cuntz–Pimsner Cross-Pollination
aims at ·
extending what is known for specific examples and subclasses
into a unified body of knowledge of Cuntz–Pimsner algebras and their higher rank generalisations; ·
finding new applications of Cuntz–Pimsner algebras; ·
strengthening the ties between the different communities of
researchers working on Cuntz–Pimsner algebras; ·
highlighting the
contributions of women researchers to
the field of C*-algebras. Although this field has
historically suffered from a severe gender imbalance, many women have
contributed to fundamental breakthroughs
in Cuntz–Pimsner algebras. [Back] |