The theme of the first Abel Symposium was operator algebras in a wide sense. In the last 40 years operator algebras have developed from a rather special discipline within functional analysis to become a central field in mathematics often described as "non-commutative geometry". It has branched out in several sub-disciplines and made contact with other subjects. The contributions to this volume give a state-of-the-art account of some of these sub-disciplines and the variety of topics reflect to some extent how the subject has developed. This is the first volume in a prestigious new book series linked to the Abel prize.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 279
Weight: 1290 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 17 mm
Edition: 2006 ed.