Speaker: Scott Atkinson, University of California, Riverside

Title: Tracial stability and related topics in operator algebras

Date: 09/19/2019

Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Place: C304 Wells Hall

We will discuss the notion of tracial stability for operator algebras. Morally, an algebra A is tracially stable if approximate homomorphisms on A are near honest homomorphisms on A. We will discuss several examples and non-examples of tracially stable algebras including certain graph products (simultaneous generalization of free and tensor products) of C*-algebras. We will also discuss properties closely related to tracial stability that provide new characterizations of amenability. Parts of this talk are based on joint work with Srivatsav Kunnawalkam Elayavalli.