# Operator Theory Seminar - CANCELED

Speaker:

Thomas Sinclair, Purdue University

Topic:

"Towards a model theory for $\sigma$-finite von Neumann algebras"

**Abstract:**

An axiomatic treatment of II$_1$ factors within the context of continuous logic was successfully developed Farah, Hart, and Sherman. I will discuss some obstacles and possible approaches to finding a good axiomatization for more general classes of von Neumann algebras. This is based on work in progress with Bradd Hart.

Event Date:

October 31, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location:

309 VAN

Calendar Category:

Seminar