Fri Jan 27, 2017
60 Evans Hall, 4:10–5:10 PM
Ilijas Farah (York University)
Model theory of operator algebras
Unexpected and deep connections between the theory of operator algebras and logic have been discovered in the past fifteen years. Even more remarkably, diverse areas of logic that are generally (and arguably) thought to have little connection to one another have found natural - and sometimes necessary - applications to operator algebras. In this talk I will emphasize applications of model theory to operator algebras.