Operator Theory Seminar

October 31, 2017 - 1:30pm
309 VAN

“Towards a Model Theory for $\sigma#-finite Von Neumann Algebras” by Thomas Sinclair, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Purdue University Abstract: An axiomatic treatment of II$_1\$ factors within the context of continuous logic was successfully developed Farah, Hart, and Sherman. I will discuss some obstacles and possible approaches to finding a good axiomatization for more general classes of von Neumann algebras. This is based on work in progress with Bradd Hart.