Institute for Pure & Applied Mathematics July 15-27, 2024
Using a combination of mini-courses, problem sessions, and expository talks, this program will provide graduate students with an accelerated introduction to the basics of operator algebras. GOALS aims to increase participation and retention in the field by persons from traditionally underrepresented groups by removing technical barriers to the field and building a strong community of support amongst the participants, contributors, and organizers. The program will conclude with a culminating workshop in which leading experts in operator algebras will provide accessible overviews of their research programs to participants.
The ideal GOALS student is in the early stages of their graduate program with an enthusiasm for analysis, an interest in conducting research in operator algebras, and a commitment to enhancing diversity in mathematics. Good preparation for the program simply includes a graduate analysis course. Experience with functional analysis is not necessary but may be helpful. Masters students planning on pursuing a PhD in a field related to analysis are especially encouraged to apply.