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West Coast Operator Algebra Symposium

NOTE: Please Pre-register if you are planning on attending.

See the schedule and list of participants.

This year's West Coast Operator Algebra Symposium will be held at the University of Victoria in Victoria, B.C., Canada. The local organizers are John Phillips and Ian Putnam.

This annual event, which began as a strictly California affair, has long since expanded to include such coastal cities as Calgary, Reno and Prince George. This is it's first appearance in Victoria and promises to be a good one with the usual mix of established mathematicians and youngsters. Financial support in reverse seniority basis will be available from PIMS and NSF.


Saturday, October 16 and Sunday, October 17, 1999.

We expect the talks to begin Saturday morning and end by noon or early afternoon on Sunday. Participants should expect to arrive on Friday.

Local Organizers:

John Phillips and Ian Putnam


T. Banica (Berkeley) Hopf Algebras and a Class of Commuting Squares Abstract
D. Bisch (Santa Barbara) Subfactors with Property T Standard Invariant Abstract
J. Boersema (Northwestern College) The K-theory of Tensor Products of Real C*-algebras Abstract
A. Carey (Adelaide) An Analytic Approach to Spectral Flow in Type II von Neumann Factors Abstract
G. Gong (Puerto Rico) Classification of Simple Inductive Limit C*-algebras Abstract
H. Lin (Oregon) Classification of Simple Nuclear C*-algebras and Some Applications Abstract

All are confirmed.


  Saturday, October 16 Sunday, October 17
9:30 am T. Banica J. Boersema
10:30 am coffee coffee
11:30 am H. Lin G. Gong
12:30 pm Lunch  
2:00 pm A. Carey  
3:00 pm coffee  
4:00 pm D. Bisch  


The symposium will take place at the University of Victoria in the Human and Social Development Building Room A240.


We have received support from the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences. This will be distributed on the usual inverse seniority basis.


Please fill out the Pre-registration form if you are planning to attend. In the unlikely event that we don't receive funding from NSF, a small registration fee will be charged to those who can afford it.


We have received assurance from the Executive House and the Strathcona Hotel that they will have plenty of rooms available on the nights of October 15 and 16. The conference rate at the Executive House is C$70 per night single or double occupancy, while the conference rate at the Strathcona Hotel is C$54 per night single or double occupancy. Participants should mention that they are attending the WCOAS when making reservations to get the conference rate.
The phone numbers are:

Executive House 250-388-5111. (Toll free from North America 1-800-663-7001)
Strathcona Hotel 250-383-7137. (Toll free from North America 1-800-663-7476)

Both hotels are downtown within a couple of blocks of each other and are 15 minutes away from UVic by car. You can also catch the number 4 bus to get to UVic.


Here are some useful links for out of town participants.

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