Nebraska-Iowa Iowa-Nebraska Functional Analysis Seminar

General Format

This is a one-day mathematics conference held once or twice a year, usually in April and October in Des Moines, Iowa. The format consists of four hour-long talks, with a one-and-a-half or two hour lunch. between the 2nd and 3rd talk. The first talk typically starts at 11:00 am and the last talk finishes about 5:00 pm.

We usually meet at The University of Iowa John and Mary Pappajohn Education Center, located at 1200 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309. Here is a map.

The conference first met in March of 1994; the April 2014 meeting represented the twentieth year and the twenty-seventh meeting. (There have not been two meetings every year.)

It is jointly organized by the Mathematics Departments of Creighton University, Iowa State University, The University of Iowa, and The University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Faculty and students from a number of other nearby universities also attend. All are welcome. There is no registration fee. If you have any questions, please contact one of the organizers.


Randall Crist of Creighton
Raul Curto of Iowa
Yiu T Poon of Iowa State
Allan Donsig of Nebraska-Lincoln

Next Meeting: April 7, 2018 in Omaha, Nebraska

NOTE: We will be meeting in Omaha, on the campus of Creighton University, (campus map). The conference will start at 1pm and finish by 5pm or so. There will be a dinner afterwards.

Detailed driving directions: Off I-80, take I-480 North. Go about 3 miles and take the exit onto Hwy 75 North. Take the first exit off Hwy 75 onto Cumming St. Turn right at the lights onto Cumming St. (now heading east). Head east about 0.3 miles to 24th ST. Turn right on 24th St. (now heading south). Take the next right onto Burt St. (heading west). Drive about 0.1-0.2 miles and find street parking or park in the lot north of Burt. We will be meeting in the Eppley Bldg. Eppley is south of Burt, visible from the street, and labeled in large letters. Meeting will be on the 3rd floor in Room 309.

Speakers and Titles from Previous Meetings

October 17, 1998
Gary Weiss (of University of Cinncinnati) Madras, India)
Title: The commutator structure of operator ideals and unitarily invariant trace extensions beyond the trace class
Michael Lamourexu (of University of Calgary)
Title: Ideals in Continuous Crossed products
Paul Muhly (of University of Iowa)
Title: On the Morita equivalence of C*-correspondences
Roger Smith (of Texas A&M University)
Title: Cohomology of von Neumann algebras with Cartan subalgebras

October 11, 1997
May Nilsen (of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Title: Hopf C*-algebras
Randall Crist (of Creighton University)
Title: Derivations on TAF Algebras
Nik Weaver (of Washington University in St. Louis)
Title: Metrics from the Point of View of Functional Analysis)
Radu Gologan (of the University of Iowa and the Institute of Mathematics of Romanian Academy of Sciences)
Title: Pointwise Ergodic Theorems

April 26, 1997
Teresa Bermudez (of the University of Iowa and University de Laguana, Spain)
Title: Some Results in Local Spectral Theory
Dale Buske (of Iowa State University and St. Cloud State University)
Title: Hilbert Modules over a class of Semicrossed Products
Bryan Cain (of Iowa State University)
Title: Operator Equations, Inertia, and Stability
Eui-Chai Jeong (of the University of Iowa)
Title: Decomposition of the Cuntz Algebra Representation