Coming soon to this site: Details on registration, abstract and question submission, banquet and other social events should be available by late February 2007.

Description: This six-day conference will bring together researchers of all career stages and graduate students from around the world who work on, or are interested in, operator theory and its applications. In addition to featured speakers' talks, there will be 20 minute contributed talks and all participants are encouraged to submit abstracts for these talks.

Program: Invited plenary lectures and 20 minute contributed talks on Operator Algebras and Operator Theory. Conference starts with an evening reception on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 and ends around noon on Sunday, May 20, 2007.

Featured Speakers: Speakers will include:

Hari Bercovici, Indiana University;
David Blecher, University of Houston;
Kenneth Davidson, University of Waterloo;
Marius Junge (tentative), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;
Elias Katsoulis, East Carolina University;
David Kerr, Texas A&M University;
Scott McCullough, University of Florida;
Christopher Phillips, University of Oregon;
Dimitri Shlyakhtenko, University of California, Los Angeles;
Dan Voiculescu (tentative), University of California, Berkeley;
Gary Weiss, University of Cincinnati.

Questions for Circulation: We invite participants to submit open problems to the "GPOTS Problem Booklet." Problems should be submitted along with context and references for the problem. Each submission in the booklet will include the name of the person submitting the problem. The booklet will be distributed to all GPOTS participants upon arrival at the conference. The goal of the problem booklet is to encourage collaboration and provide insight into the directions in which the field is moving.

Registration: Fees: Student $30, Postdoc $50, Faculty $100. Registration fees include conference participation and social events during the conference. There will be a separate fee for an optional banquet to be held during the conference.

Housing Options: We anticipate that most participants will stay at the Kauffman Center on UNL campus. This is a high quality honors' student dorm of comparable quality to many hotels. Cost for a single room, with breakfasts and lunches included is $47.75/night. A shared room is $28.45 per person/night. Once it is on-line, registration at the Kauffman Center is subject to room availability, on a first-come/first-served basis.

The Lincoln Downtown Holiday Inn has a block of 25 rooms at the price of $79/night. They will release the block of rooms after April 15th. Reservations should be made by contacting the Holiday Inn directly.

Travel Info: The University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus is four miles from the Lincoln Municipal Airport (LNK), which is served by United and Northwest. More...

Scientific Committee and Local Organizers: R. Curto (Iowa), M. Dadarlat (Purdue), K. Davidson (Waterloo), A. Donsig (Nebraska), R. Douglas (Texas A&M), C. Farthing (Nebraska), D. Larson (Texas A&M), J. Orr (Nebraska), D. Pitts (Nebraska).

Support: The GPOTS Organizing Committee gratefully acknowledges support from the UNL Department of Mathematics, the UNL College of Arts and Sciences, the UNL Research Council, and MSRI.