Analytic Group
Short Course on
Topics in Modern Analytic Group Theory
University of Isfahan
January 4, 2020
Moderator: Mehdi Nemati (
3 Lectures
Title: Topics in Modern Analytic Group Theory
Instructor: Mehrdad Kalantar (University of Houston, USA)
Date: Saturday, January 4, 2020
Time: 09:00 - 10:00 & 10:30 - 11:30 & 14:00 - 15:00
Venue: Department of Mathematical Sciences, Seminar Room 2

We will review some of recent developments in interaction between operator algebras and dynamics and ergodic theory of groups. In particular, we discuss applications of boundary actions in $C^{*}$-simplicity and unique trace property of $C^{*}$-algebras, as well as operator algebraic techniques in proving normal subgroup theorems and IRS rigidity.