East Coast Operator Algebras Symposium, 2017, Lafayette, Louisiana

The Fifteenth East Coast Operator Algebras Symposium will take place at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette on October 7-8, 2017. The conference hall is James R. Oliver Hall (Center for Advanced Computer Studies building). The conference will start on Saturday morning and conclude Sunday afternoon.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Scott Atkinson (Vanderbilt University)
  • David Blecher (University of Houston)
  • George A. Elliott (University of Toronto)
  • Thierry Giordano (University of Ottawa)
  • Victor Kaftal (University of Cincinnati)
  • Mehrdad Kalantar (University of Houston)
  • Huaxin Lin (University of Oregon)
  • Zhuang Niu (University of Wyoming)
  • Yanli Song (Washington University in St. Louis)
  • Dan Virgil Voiculescu (University of California Berkeley)
  • Jianchao Wu (Penn State University)

The East Coast Operator Algebras Symposia have been established to promote the growth of operator algebras on the East Coast and provide a forum for graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty to interact within the region.

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are strongly encouraged to attend. Support for travel and local expenses will be available. For details please see the financial support page. We anticipate National Science Foundation funding.


  • Ping Wong Ng (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)
  • Leonel Robert (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)

Scientific Committee:

  • Dietmar Bisch (Vanderbilt University)
  • Marius Dadarlat (Purdue University)
  • Nigel Higson (Penn State University)