Logic Colloquium: Model theory of operator algebras

Colloquium | January 27 | 4:10-5:15 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Ilijas Farah, Professor of Mathematics, York University

 Department of Mathematics

Unexpected and deep connections between the theory of operator algebras and logic have been discovered in the past fifteen years. Even more remarkably, diverse areas of logic that are generally (and arguably) thought to have little connection to one another have found natural - and sometimes necessary - applications to operator algebras. In this talk I will emphasize applications of model theory to operator algebras.