Publisher: Amer Mathematical Society (July 1997)
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The examine of operator algebras, which grew out of von Neumann's paintings within the Nineteen Twenties and the Nineteen Thirties on modelling quantum mechanics, has lately skilled great development and power. This development has led to major functions in different components - either inside and out of doors arithmetic. the sphere used to be a ordinary candidate for a 1994-1995 application yr in Operator Algebras and functions held on the Fields Institute for learn within the Mathematical Sciences. This quantity encompasses a choice of papers that arose from the seminars and workshops of this system. subject matters lined contain the type of amenable $C^*$-algebras, the Baum-Connes conjecture, $E_0$ semigroups, subfactors, E-theory, quasicrystals, and the answer to a long-standing challenge in operator idea: Can nearly commuting self-adjoint matrices be approximated by means of commuting self-adjoint matrices?