Algebraization of Operator Theory


Lia Vas


University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, USA


Tue, 07/03/2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm


RC-4082, The Red Centre, UNSW


I have been working in algebra and ring theory, in particular with rings of operators, involutive rings, Baer *-rings and Leavitt path algebras. These rings were introduced in order to simplify the study of sometimes rather cumbersome operator theory concepts. For example, a Baer *- ring is an algebraic analogue of an AW*-algebra and a Leavitt path algebra is an algebraic analogue of a graph C*-algebra. Such rings of operators can be studied without involving
methods of operator theory. Thus Algebraization of Operator Theory is a common thread between most of the topics of my interest. After some overview of the main ideas of such algebraization, I will focus on one common aspect of some of the rings of operators – the existence of a trace as a way to measure the size of subspaces/subalgebras.
In particular, we adapt some desirable properties of a complex-valued trace on a C*-algebra
to a larger class of algebras.

My website
has preprints of my papers and slides from some of my previous presentations as well as a more detailed biography.

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