Centre for Mathematical Physics and Stochastics

Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Aarhus

Funded by The Danish National Research Foundation

From Monday, 17 May, 1999 to Saturday, 22 May, 1999, MaPhySto organized a concentrated course on Voiculescu's free probability theory and related topics. There were two series of lectures given by Ken Dykema and Uffe Haagerup as well as a few invited talks by other researchers in the area. The main topics of the lectures were:

- Free sets of non-commuting "random variables". Voiculescu's R- and S-transforms.
- The central limit law in free probability, and the free analogs of classical probability distributions.
- Random matrices and Wigners semicircle law.
- Random matrix models for free sets of operators.
- Voiculescu's free entropy.
- Applications of free probability and free entropy to C*-algebras and von Neumann algebras.

All lectures took place in the seminarroom of IMADA (= Department of Mathematics and Computer science) next to entrance "L" in the main building of Odense University. (See the maps provided by Odense University's web).

(KD = Ken Dykema, UH = Uffe Haagerup) Monday, May 17: 9.15 -10.00 Registration 10.15-11.00 KD 11.15-12.00 KD 14.15-15.00 UH 15.15-16.00 UH 16.15-17.00 Larsen Tuesday, May 18: 9.15 -10.00 KD 10.15-11.00 KD 11.15-12.00 Blanchard 14.15-15.00 UH 15.15-16.00 UH 16.15-17.00 Thorbjørnsen Wednesday, May 19: 9.15 -10.00 KD 10.15-11.00 KD 11.15-12.00 Oravecz 12.15-13.00 Lehner Thursday, May 20: 9.15 -10.00 Petz 10.15-11.00 Petz 11.15-12.00 UH 14.15-15.00 UH 15.15-16.00 Ambjørn 16.15-17.00 Ambjørn Friday, May 21: 9.15 -10.00 Speicher 10.15-11.00 Speicher 11.15-12.00 KD 14.15-15.00 KD 15.15-16.00 UH 16.15-17.00 UH Saturday, May 22: 9.30 -10.15 Bozejko 10.30-11.15 Bozejko 11.30-12.15 Buchholz

- Jan Ambjørn, Copenhagen
- Martin Argerami, Buenos Aires / Odense
- Etienne Blanchard, Marseille
- Marek Bozejko, Wroclaw
- Arthur Buchholz, Wroclaw
- Stephen Catterall, Glasgow
- Roberti Conti, Oslo
- Ken Dykema, Odense
- Gero Fendler, Saarbrucken
- Uffe Haagerup, Odense
- Jacob Hjelmborg, Odense
- Flemming Larsen, Odense
- Franz Lehner, Odense
- Wojciech Mlotkowski, Wroclaw
- Ferenc Oravecz, Budapest
- Jesper Lund Pedersen, Aarhus
- Denis Petz, Budapest
- Piotr Sniady, Wroclaw
- Roland Speicher, Heidelberg
- Klaus Thomsen, Aarhus
- Steen Thorbjørnsen, Texas A&M / Odense
- Lukasz Wojakowski, Wroclaw

Please make further inquiries to MaPhySto (`maphysto@mi.aau.dk`

) or to the organizer
Uffe Haagerup.

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