24th – 26th September 2014

The first 2014/15 meeting of the QOP network will be held at Lancaster University. The local organiser is Professor Garth Dales. All are welcome to attend.

Accommodation may be booked at Travelodge Lancaster; the journey to campus is a short bus ride. There may be rooms on campus available for the nights of Thursday 25th and Friday 26th September, at £37 per night; if you wish to reserve such a room, please contact Garth Dales.

At the end of the meeting there will be two lectures which form part of Lancaster University's 50th Anniversary celebrations. These will given by two very distinguished speakers, Professor E. Brian Davies FRS of King's College London and Professor W. Hugh Woodin of Harvard University; more information about these speakers is available on the participants page. There will be a dinner on Friday evening after the Anniversary lectures; please contact Garth Dales if you wish to attend.

LMS logo LU 50th Anniversary logo

The QOP meeting is supported by a Scheme 3 grant from the London Mathematical Society and by the Visitor Fund of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Lancaster University. The 50th Anniversary meeting is supported by a special grant from Lancaster University.


All talks for the QOP meeting will be held in Lecture Theatre 2 or Lecture Theatre 5 of the Lancaster University Management School, which is building no. 52 on the campus map (PDF). The 50th Anniversary lectures will be held in the Frankland Lecture Theatre (no. 27 on the campus map).

A list of the talks and their abstracts is available as a PDF document.

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QOP meeting, Wednesday 24th September (Management School LT 2)

1700 – 1750Jonathan PartingtonZero-one laws for functional calculus on operator semigroups (slides - PDF)

QOP meeting, Thursday 25th September (Management School LT 2)

0900 – 0950Tomasz KochanekTowards a \(C^*\)-algebraic characterization of the Hyers–Ulam stability
1000 – 1050Niels LaustsenIdeals of operators on the Banach space of continuous functions on the first uncountable ordinal (slides - PDF)
1130 – 1220Joel FeinsteinConvergence of the sequence of powers of an element of a Banach algebra (slides - PDF)
1400 – 1450Olga MalevaSmallest universal differentiability sets in Banach spaces
1500 – 1550Yemon ChoiUnitarizable representations and amenable operator algebras (slides - PDF)
1630 – 1720Adam SkalskiHaagerup property for von Neumann algebras – old and new (slides - PDF)

QOP meeting, Friday 26th September (Management School LT 5)

1000 – 1050Claus KöstlerNoncommutative de Finetti theorems
1130 – 1220Biswarup DasA quantum version of the de Leeuw–Glicksberg decomposition theorem (slides - PDF)
1330 – 1420Piotr NowakBounded cohomology and amenable actions
End of the QOP meeting

50th Anniversity lectures, Friday 26th September (Frankland LT)

Welcome from Professor Amanda Chetwynd, Provost for Student Experience, Colleges and The Library
1500 – 1600E. Brian DaviesNon-self-adjoint spectral problems
1630 – 1730W. Hugh WoodinA half-century of independence
1900 – Anniversary dinner, The Borough public house

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