Tenth Annual NCGOA Spring Institute, May 4-10
The Department of Mathematics hosted the Tenth Annual Spring Institute on Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras May 4-10, 2012. The theme of the 2012 event was Conformal Field Theory and von Neumann Algebras.
The Spring Institute is a combination of spring school and international research conference. During the school portion of the meeting, mini-courses were given by six researchers in the area of conformal field theory and von Neumann Algebras. The mini-course instructors were Philippe Di Francesco, Dimitri Shlyakhtenko, Constantin Teleman, Dan Voiculescu, Antony Wassermann, and Jonathan Weitsman.
In addition, about a dozen invited research talks were scheduled on a wide variety of topics ranging from subfactors to quantum field theory. More details are available on the conference web site at http://www.math.vanderbilt.edu/~ncgoa12.
The Spring Institute on Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras is sponsored by the National Science Foundation through a Special Meetings grant, the Department of Mathematics, and the College of Arts & Science at Vanderbilt University. It is directed by Fields Medalist Vaughan Jones (Vanderbilt University). The organizing committee also included Dietmar Bisch (Vanderbilt) and Antony Wassermann (CNRS, Marseille).