April 2001 Nebraska-Iowa Functional Analysis Seminar (NIFAS) to Feature Vaughan F. R. Jones

In association with the 2001 Howard Rowlee lecture, the April 2001 Nebraska-Iowa Functional Analysis Seminar will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2001 from 8:45 AM until 5:20 PM at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.

Seminar participants are welcome to attend the Rowlee lecture on Friday, and also are invited to a Seminar Dinner on Friday evening.

There are seven lectures. The first will be by Professor Jones starting at 9:00 AM Saturday.

This page has the following parts

  1. Schedule information
  2. Accomodation information
  3. Registration information
  4. Driving directions and maps

Preliminary Schedule

Friday, April 20, 2001

4:00–5:00 Rowlee Lecture by V.F.R. Jones Nebraska Union Auditorium
5:00–6:00 Reception Colonial Room, Nebraska Union
7:00 NIFAS Dinner Crane River (11th and P Streets)

Saturday, April 21, Room 115 Burnett

8:45–9:00 Welcome
9:00–10:00 V. F. R. Jones U. California, Berkeley The Annular Structure of Subfactors
10:00–10:30 BREAK
10:30–11:10 Jerry Johnson UNL The heuristic Feynman integral and the Jones polynomial
11:20–12:00 Paul Muhly U. Iowa Categories and Chaos
12:00–2:00 LUNCH
2:00–2:40 Albert Sheu U. Kansas Quantization and Geometry
2:50–3:30 Yiu Poon Iowa State Z-analytic TAF algebras and partial dynamical systems
3:30–3:50 BREAK
3:50–4:30 Raul Curto U. Iowa A duality proof of Tchakaloff's Theorem
4:40–5:20 Gabriel Nagy Kansas State Idempotents in finite AW* factors

Lodging Information

There are several options for lodging. Participants should make their own lodging arrangements. We suggest the following hotels:

  1. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express, located at 1133 Belmont Avenue (1 block north of the intersection of Cornhusker Highway and 11th street, approximately 1.75 miles north of campus) for $59.00/night (single or double occupancy). The phone number is 1–402–435–0200. You have to call this particular location and mention "UNL Math Dept Rowlee Lecture" to get the reduced rate.
    Walking to campus from the Holiday Inn Express is possible, but the walk is along streets with high traffic volume and is not particularly pleasant. We will provide campus parking passes for those who request them. Also we have arranged for the hotel to provide a shuttle service to campus. The schedule is as follows: Friday April 20: 3:30 PM Depart to Campus, 9:30PM return to hotel; Saturday April 21: 8:30AM Depart to Campus, 5:40PM return to hotel.
  2. The Downtown Holiday Inn is located at 141 North 9th Street (at the corner of 9th and P Steets, approximately 4 blocks from the lecture halls), call 402–475–4011 for reservations. Double occupancy rooms are $89.00 + tax.
  3. The Embassy Suites is located at 1040 P Street (about 2 blocks from the lecture halls), call 402–474–1111 for reservations. Two room suites run $119 + tax, but can accomodate between 4 and 6 people.
  4. The Cornhusker Hotel is at 333 South 13th Street (at 13th and L Steets, about 7 blocks from campus-a reasonable walk), call 402–474–7474 for reservations. Double occupancy rooms are $115 + tax.

We have a limited amount of support to support participants, including faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. If you would like such support, be sure to provide that information when you register.

Registration Information

There is no registration fee, but we would like all participants to register, so that we may provide accurate counts to the catering department.

To register, please send an email to Allan Donsig which includes the following information: Your name and mailing address, your arrival and departure date, if you plan to attend the seminar dinner, and if you would like support.

Driving Directions and Maps

Here is a map of the area near the Math/Stat Department and links to MAPBLAST (for maps of other areas and driving directions.)