##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Seminar in Operator Algebras

## Thomas Sinclair

#### Purdue University

## Robinson forcing in C*-algebras

##### Abstract:

Several long-standing open problems in the theory of C*-algebras reduce to whether for a given class of C*-algebras there is a locally universal one among them with certain nice properties. I will discuss how techniques from model theory, in particular model-theoretical forcing, can be used to shed light on these problems. This is joint work with Isaac Goldbring.

Host: Adrian Ioana

### November 1, 2016

### 3:00 PM

### AP&M 7321

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