##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Zoom for Thought

## Gregory Patchell

#### UCSD

## A Serious Presentation about von Neumann Algebras

##### Abstract:

Since there is NOTHING special about March 2nd, in particular, it is no famous person's birthday, we will get back on track with serious, graduate-level mathematics. I will present the definition of a von Neumann algebra which is the main object I study. We will go through some common constructions and see their relationships to concepts in group theory. The talk will DEFINITELY NOT incorporate anything frivolous such as rhyme, meter, or visual media.

### March 2, 2022

### 2:00 PM

AP&M 5402 and usual Zoom link

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