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# Mathematics

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Monday, February 15, 2016

4:00 pm in 314 Altgeld Hall,Monday, February 15, 2016

#### Workshop on Responsible Conduct of Research

###### Matthew Ando (Professor and Chair, Department of Mathematics)

Abstract: I will lead a one-hour workshop on the "Responsible Conduct of Research". This will be an introduction to best practices, enriched with some scenarios to generate discussion. All graduate students who are or will be supported by NSF or other federal grants are required to receive this training. Participants will sign in, so that we can report participation to the university. (The university requirement is a response to a federal requirement). All graduate students are welcome to participate. You are required to participate if
1. you have not yet participated in one of these workshops (the department has held one each year for the last few years), and
2. you want to be eligible to be supported by an NSF grant.

5:00 pm in 241 Altgeld Hall,Monday, February 15, 2016

#### Classification of Baumslag-Solitar group von Neumann algebras (Part II)

###### Stephen Longfield (UIUC Math)

Abstract: Since the introduction of von Neumann algebras, a program to classify group von Neumann algebras has been underway. Though many questions in this direction remain open, new techniques developed in the last 15 years have yielded several interesting results. Following last week's seminar, this talk will follow the 2014 paper of Meesschaert and Vaes, in which the authors apply the powerful deformation/rigidity theory of Popa to partially classify the von Neumann algebras of the Baumslag-Solitar groups.