PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Nigel Higson, Ping Xu, Mathieu Stienon.

Title:C*-algebras and the Mackey analogy, 1
Seminar:Noncommutative Geometry Seminar
Speaker:John Skukalek, Penn State
Abstract:
This talk will explore the role of C*-algebras in harmonic analysis and representation theory of topological groups. First taking a look at the situation for abelian and compact groups, we'll arrive at a simple C*-algebraic generalization to the case of a semidirect product arising from a compact group acting on an abelian group. Upon doing so, we'll have rediscovered a basic theorem in representation theory due to George Mackey.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:04 / 23 / 2009
Time:02:30pm - 03:30pm