IGA/AMSI Workshop

Representation Theory and Operator Algebras

This interdisciplinary workshop will be about
aspects of representation theory (in the sense of Harish-Chandra),
aspects of noncommutative geometry (in the sense of Alain Connes)
and aspects of operator K-theory (in the sense of Gennadi Kasparov).

1-5 July 2013

Venue: Conference Room 7.15, Level 7, Innova 21 building (see on the map).

Conference Poster

Lecture Series by Nigel Higson (Penn State University)

Titles of individual lectures

  • The Geometry of the Weyl Character Formula

  • A Sketch of Harish-Chandra's Theory for Noncompact Groups

  • Baum-Connes versus Beilinson-Bernstein

  • Contractions of Lie Groups and the Mackey Analogy

  • On the Category of Tempered Representations

  • Other Invited Speakers

    Michael Cowling (University of New South Wales)

    Loek Helminck (North Carolina State University)

    Peter Hochs (University of Adelaide)

    Tony Licata (Australian National University)

    Aidan Sims (University of Wollongong)

    Titles and Abstracts

    Schedule and Slides

    Conference photo 1
    Conference photo 2


    There will be no registration fees: all are welcome. However, if you are interested in attending, kindly send an e-mail to Peter Hochs by 5 June 2013, with the following information:

  • Name
  • Position and Affiliation
  • E-mail

  • Please also indicate in your e-mail whether you would like to attend the workshop dinner (Thursday evening, 4th July), which will be $7 per person.


    This event is co-sponsored by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI). AMSI allocates a travel allowance to each of its member universities (for a list of members, click here). Students or Early Career Researchers from AMSI member universities without access to a suitable research grant or other source of funding may apply to their Head of Mathematical Sciences for subsidy of travel and accommodation out of the departmental travel allowance. No other funding is available.


    Participants, other than the invited speakers, are asked to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements. For a list of budget hotels in Adelaide, please click here.

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  • Organisers

    Peter Hochs
    School of Mathematical Sciences
    University of Adelaide
    North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5005

    Phone: (08) 8313 4891
    Fax: (08) 8313 3696
    E-mail: Peter
    Mathai Varghese
    School of Mathematical Sciences
    University of Adelaide
    North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5005

    Phone: (08) 8313 4173
    Fax: (08) 8313 3696
    E-mail: Mathai
    Adam Rennie
    School of Mathematics & Applied Statistics
    University of Wollongong
    Wollongong, NSW 2522

    Phone: (02) 4221 3822
    Fax: +61 (02) 4221 4845
    E-mail: Adam
    Anne Thomas
    School of Mathematics and Statistics
    University of Sydney
    NSW 2006

    Phone: +61 2 9351 1917
    Fax: +61 2 9351 4534
    E-mail: Anne

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