UK Virtual Operator Algebras Seminar: A peek into the classification of C*-dynamics

Gábor Szabó (KU Leuven)

Thursday 30th July, 2020 16:00-16:45 Contact for Zoom info


In the structure theory of operator algebras, it has been a reliable theme that a classification of interesting classes of objects is usually followed by a classification of group actions on said objects. A good example for this is the complete classification of amenable group actions on injective factors, which complemented the famous work of Connes-Haagerup. On the C*-algebra side, progress in the Elliott classification program has likewise given impulse to the classification of C*-dynamics. Although C*-dynamical systems are not yet understood at a comparable level, there are some sophisticated tools in the literature that yield satisfactory partial results. In this introductory talk I will outline the (known) classification of finite group actions with the Rokhlin property, and in the process highlight some themes that are still relevant in today's state-of-the-art.

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