AIS in operator theory/algebra


  • Here is a brief preliminary blurb on the workshop.

  • This three-week Advanced Instructional School is being conducted in IMSc, Chennai at the behest of the Natinal Centre for Mathematics (NCM). However, in the interest of simplifying matters for the organisers, the procedure for application for this AIS will be as described in the last few lines on this page and NOT as outlined in the home-pages of the NCM.

  • Here is the finalised list of people selected to attend the workshop. This supercedes the earlier list which was prepared long ago, and did not take into account many changes caused by some selected participants dropping ou or not confirming participation...

  • If you are coming to participate in the workshop, directions for getting to IMSc may be found here. If you are coming to IMSc for the first time, it may be a good idea to follow the above link to the page with directions for coming here from the airport or station, as may apply to you, and keep a print out of that page with you.

  • Here is a schedule of the programme.

  • About accommodation and other arrangements.

  • Here is some information on computers and connectivity at IMSc.

  • Here is a group photograph of the participants and (all but one of) the resource persons of the AIS.

  • Here is a copy of the first two chapters of Sunder's book.

  • Here are some hand-written notes (by Kunal himself) of his first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth lectures.

  • Here are some notes on von Neumann algebras put together by Vasanth for his course on the basis of a set of notes prepared by Arundhathi Krishnan.

  • Here are some notes on the group von Neumann algebra of a countable discrete group and my misgivings on `series representations' of its elements.

  • Here are some notes prepared by Partha for his lectures in three instalments part 1, part 2 and part 3, but which he would like to first qualify them by saying These notes in their entirety are borrowed from 1) Raeburn, Iain; Williams, Dana P. Morita equivalence and continuous-trace C∗-algebras. (English summary) Mathematical Surveys and Monographs, 60. American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, 1998. 2) Jensen, Kjeld Knudsen(1-PA); Thomsen, Klaus(DK-ARHS) Elements of KK-theory. Mathematics: Theory & Applications. Birkh√§user Boston, Inc., Boston, MA, 1991. 3)Wegge-Olsen, N. E. K-theory and C∗-algebras. (English summary) A friendly approach. Oxford Science Publications. The Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press, New York, 1993. .

  • Here are some notes on free probability made available by Vijay for his course.

  • Some notes Sundar prepared on a similar earlier occasion my be found here.

  • TO APPLY: Interested people should send an email to with a short description of their level of preparedness to

    benefit from this programme, including what chapters of what books on functional analysis/Hilbert space theory they have read.