College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

# Operator Theory Seminar

Speaker:

Daniel Drimbe

Topic:

"Prime $II_1$ factors arising from irreducible lattices in products of rank one simple Lie groups"

**Abstract:**

In this talk I will present joint work with Daniel Hoff and Adrian Ioana in which we obtain that $II_1$ factors associated to icc irreducible lattices in products of simple Lie groups of rank one are prime, i.e. they cannot be decomposed as a tensor product of $II_1$ factors. This gives the first examples of prime $II_1$ factors arising from lattices in higher rank semisimple Lie groups.

The speaker is a graduate student at the University of California in San Diego.

Event Date:

October 17, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location:

309 VAN

Calendar Category:

Seminar