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From: **cara** <cara@math.tamu.edu>

Date: Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Subject: Summer 2012: Workshop in Analysis and Probability

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Workshop in Analysis and Probability

Department of Mathematics

Texas A&M University

Summer 2012

The Summer 2012 Workshop in Analysis and Probability at Texas A&M University will be in session from July 2 until August 10, 2012. For information about the Workshop, consult the Workshop Home Page, whose NEW URL is

http://www.math.tamu.edu/~kerr/workshop/

The Informal Regional Functional Analysis Seminar (SUMIRFAS) will be held August 3-5.

July 16 – 19 there will be a Concentration Week on “Frame Theory and Maps Between Operator Algebras”,

organized by Chris Heil, Emily J. King (chair), Keri Kornelson, David Larson (local organizer), and Darrin Speegle. A researcher working in frame theory will naturally be led to consider matrices (the Gram matrix, the analysis operator and the synthesis operator), and many problems in frame theory have a re-casting in operator theory. The most celebrated example of this is the Kadison-Singer problem. By now, there are many mathematicians familiar with the basics of the two areas, and there is a fruitful collaboration. Less obvious is the relationship between frame theory and maps between operator algebras. Very recent work in this area by Han, Larson, Lu, and Lu indicate that this may be a relationship that is ripe for exploiting. The goal of this concentration week is to bring together researchers in these two fields so that they may learn from one another and build networks of potential collaborators. There will be introductory series of talks on “Frame theory” by Ole Christensen, on “Maps on Operator Algebras” by Vern Paulsen, and on “Bridging the Gap Between Frame Theory and Maps on Operator Algebras” by Deguang Han. This concentration week will also lead into a separate conference on the following weekend celebrating the 70th birthday of David Larson. The home page for this Workshop is at

http://page.math.tu-berlin.de/~king/cw.html

August 6-10 there will be a Concentration Week on “Recent advances in Harmonic Analysis and Spectral Theory”,

organized by Andrew Comech, David Damanik, Constanze Liaw (chair), and Alexei Poltoratski. This CW is designed to bring together two groups of experts: those specializing in complex and harmonic analysis and those working in spectral theory of differential operators and mathematical physics. The main goals of the CW are to study new relationships and to widen further participation in this area in the United States. Introductory series of lectures by Stephen Gustafson, Svetlana Jitomirskaya (to be confirmed), Helge Krueger, and Brett Wick are planned to acquaint non-experts with these topics with the reasonable expectation that some the participants in the larger Workshop will be attracted to this program and inject new ideas into the area.

The home page for this Workshop is at

http://www.math.tamu.edu/~comech/events/hast-2012/

The Workshop is supported in part by grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Minorities, women, graduate students, and young researchers are especially encouraged to attend.

For logistical support, including requests for support, please contact Cara Barton <cara@math.tamu.edu>. For more information on the Workshop itself, please contact William Johnson <johnson@math.tamu.edu>, David Kerr <kerr@math.tamu.edu>, or Gilles Pisier <pisier@math.tamu.edu>.

For information about the Concentration Week on “Frame Theory and Maps Between Operator Algebras” contact Emily King <eking@math.umd.edu>

For information about the Concentration Week on “Recent advances in Harmonic Analysis and Spectral Theory” contact Constanze Liaw <conni@math.tamu.edu>

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Cara Barton

Program Coordinator

Department of Mathematics

Texas A&M University

College Station, Texas 77843

979-845-2915 (office)

979-845-7554 (department)

979-845-6028 (fax)

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