Room 112, Wickersham Hall, Millersville University
Sponsored by Department of Mathematics
Thursday, April 12, 2012
4 p.m.-5 p.m.
"Introduction to Noncommutative Convexity" by Dr. Craig Kleski, University of Virginia
Convexity plays an important role in many areas of mathematics, and is especially important in functional analysis and classical function theory. In operator algebras, there is a great deal of interest in translating results from the commutative to the noncommutative world, including results pertaining to convexity. The shift from the commutative to the noncommutative case often requires new interpretations of old tools. In this talk, we will review some basic definitions from functional analysis, and discuss how noncommutative convexity plays a role in C*-algebras.