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Plenary 50 minute Speakers

Ruy Exel  (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina)
William Helton  (University of California San Diego)
Nigel Higson  (Pennsylvania  State University) - cancelled
Marcelo Laca  (University of Victoria)
Debbie Leung  (University of Waterloo)
Huaxin Lin  (University of Oregon)
Matilde Marcolli  (Caltech) - cancelled
James Mingo  (Queen’s University)
Vern Paulsen  (University of Waterloo)
Gilles Pisier  (Texas A&M and Paris 6)
Dimitri Shlyakhtenko  (UCLA)
Graeme Smith  (IBM Research)
Reiji Tomatsu  (Hokkaido University)
Andrew Toms  (Purdue University)
Dan Voiculescu  (University of California Berkeley)
Quanhua Xu  (Université de Franche-Comté)
Guoliang Yu  (Texas A&M)

Plenary 30 min Speakers

Michael Brannan  (Texas A&M)
Raul Curto  (University of Iowa)
Ken Dykema  (Texas A&M)
Carla Farsi  (University of Colorado Boulder)
Don Hadwin  (University of New Hampshire)
Christian Le Merdy  (Université de Franche-Comté)
Tao Mei  (Baylor University)
Marc Rieffel  (University of California Berkeley)
Piotr Sołtan (University of Warsaw)
Bogdan Udrea  (University of Iowa)

As usual, we expect to have a good number of 20 min contributed quality talks. Please specify in the registration form if you would like to be considered for such a talk, also indicating a preliminary title. On Friday (May 27) afternoon there will be no contributed talks, but we may have a few plenary talks.

Financial Support

There is a small amount of support available to partially support the travel expenses of some non-plenary speakers. Please indicate in the registration form if you are applying for travel support. Priority will go to PhD students, postdocs, andfaculty without any other support.

If you wish to request financial support for accommodation, we strongly encourage you to stay in Presby Hall, which is a student residence close (5-7 min walk) to Altgeld Hall. We expect to be able to cover accommodation in Presby Hall for a large number of participants on the nights of May 22-27. If interested, please indicate this in the registration form.


Florin Boca, Marius Junge, Zhong-Jin Ruan

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The symposium is funded by the National Science Foundation grant DMS-156664 and the Department of Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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