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 form , 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 form.

Registration fees

There will be a registration fee of $50. Payments by cash or check are accepted. 

Financial aid

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.

Reimbursement policy

Please see Traveling to the United States (The National Academies), US State Department and US State Department Visa Waiver Program for information about visas. Note that starting January 12, 2009 all Visa Waiver Program (VWP) travelers are now required to obtain a travel authorization via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) prior to traveling to the U.S. under the VWP. Please see the Department of Homeland Security release for more details on this.

Please be advised that according to U.S. immigration laws, individuals who enter the U.S. and wish to be reimbursed for travel related expenses should enter only on a B-1, WB or J-1 visa (normally WT and B-2 visa do not permit reimbursement of any expenses). See the web pages above for visitors entering from Canada and Mexico. Entering on a Visa Waiver is discouraged due to concerns as to how the new law will be interpreted. Please call your local US consulate or embassy and inquire what the rules are pertaining to your country.

NSF funds can be used for reimbursement of air fare only if a U.S. flag carrier (i.e. a U.S. airline) has been used.

Upon arriving, please see the staff person at the registration desk for the necessary forms to be filled out and returned prior to your departure. We will need all original receipts for any expenses for which reimbursement is claimed and copies of your visa if applicable. Please note that Vanderbilt may be required to withold US income tax on your reimbursement. Please see Vanderbilt International Tax office for more information.