Speaker Affiliation Minicourse Topic
Cyril Houdayer CNRS, ENS Lyon An introduction to II1 factors
Adrian Ioana UCLA & CMI W*-superrigidity for Bernoulli actions of property (T) groups
Vaughan Jones UC Berkeley The canonical rings of a subfactor
Narutaka Ozawa University of Tokyo Closable derivations on finite von Neumann algebras
Sorin Popa UCLA Basics of deformation/rigidity theory
Dimitri Shlyakhtenko UCLA Random matrices, free probability and applications
Stefaan Vaes KU Leuven W*-superrigidity for group measure space II1 factors
Dan Voiculescu UC Berkeley Aspects of Free Analysis 

Each mini-course will consist of 2-4 lectures. Please click on the mini-course title to see an abstract.

Invited Speakers

The following people have agreed to speak at this conference (please click on the title to see the abstract):

Dietmar Bisch Vanderbilt University Composition of subfactors, and planar algebras
Richard Burstein Vanderbilt University Automorphisms of the bipartite graph planar algebra
Ionut Chifan Vanderbilt University On relative property (T) and Haagerup's poperty
Stephen Curran UC Berkeley Quantum symmetries in free probability
Yoann Dabrowski UCLA A non-commutative pathspace approach to stationary free SDEs, with applications to von Neumann algebras
Ken Dykema Texas A&M University On matricial microstates, Connes' embedding problem and sofic groups
Shamindra Ghosh KU Leuven Perturbations of planar algebras
Pinhas Grossman Cardiff University A quadrilateral related to the Asaeda-Haagerup subfactor
Yasuyuki Kawahigashi University of Tokyo Superconformal field theory and operator algebras
Vijay Kodiyalam Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai The GJS construction for graphs - II
Scott Morrison Miller Institute, UC Berkeley Towards the classification of subfactors with index less than 5 
Magdalena Musat University of Copenhagen Factorization and dilation problems for completely positive maps on von Neumann algebras
Dave Penneys UC Berkeley Embedding subfactor planar algebras in graph planar algebras
Emily Peters University of New Hampshire Constructing the extended Haagerup planar algebra
Jesse Peterson Vanderbilt University Group actions with unique group-measure space decomposition
Hiroki Sako University of Tokyo Stone--Cech boundaries of discrete groups and measure equivalence theory
Roman Sasyk KU Leuven Descriptive set theory and von Neumann algebras
Thomas Sinclair Vanderbilt University Cocycle superrigidity for Bernoulli shifts
Owen Sizemore UCLA W* and OE rigidity results for action of wreath product groups
V.S. Sunder Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai The GJS construction for graphs I: Presentation of two categories
Hans Wenzl UCSD Analogs of group-subgroup subfactors in fusion categories
Feng Xu UC Riverside On a subfactor generalization of Wall's conjecture