The Power of Examples: An Experimental Approach to C*-Algebras.
Sam Evington (University of Glasgow)
Friday 18th July, 2014 15:00-16:00 Maths 417
This talk is an experiment, and you shall be my guinea pigs! I want to see how much of the theory of C*-algebras can be motivated and explained by focusing on the most concrete examples possible and completely ignoring technical definitions and theorems of abstract functional analysis. Willing volunteers will be rewarded with chocolate cookies.