Welcome to the homepage of the Seventh Annual Spring Institute on
Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras. This year's topic is Geometry over F1,
noncommutative geometry and Zeta. The Seventh Annual
Spring Institute on
Noncommutative Geometry and Operator Algebras is a combination of
spring school and international conference. During the school part of
the meeting several mini-courses on a variety of topics from
noncommutative geometry, operator algebras and related topics will be
given by leading experts. The conference will comprise a number of
invited research talks and short contributions. We strongly encourage
students and postdocs to attend this conference. Please read the
section on financial aid below regarding information on how to apply
for financial support.
All participants are asked to
register. Please download the registration
, fill it out and email
it to the organizing committee at ncgoa09[at]vanderbilt[dot]edu
(click on ``registration form '', then save the registration form to a
file (use your browser's ``Save page as'' feature), edit it and email
the file as an attachment to the organizing committee). If you prefer
an email version of the registration form, please request it by email
from the organizing committee. If you intend to request support, please
read the section ``Financial Aid'' before filling out the registration
There will be a registration fee of $50. Payments by cash or check are
We hope that financial support will be available to (partially) fund
graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and other participants
without grant support. We encourage those of you who are asking for
support to share accommodations. If you plan to apply for funding,
please fill out the registration form (see section ``Registration'') at
your earliest convenience and provide the information requested. Please submit your request for
financial support by March
29, 2009. Late applications will be considered as long as
financial support is available. Note that we are unable to provide any
support in advance.
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