## Operator AlgebrasThe study of unitary representations of groups naturally leads one to
C*-algebras. A C*-algebra is a Banach algebra On the other hand, Gelfand also proved,
for any commutative C*-algebra These two basic theorems come together in the beautiful modern treatment
of the spectral theorem for bounded normal operators. Let My own interest lies mainly with C*-algebras that are associated with
locally compact groups. If |

For Operator Algebra resources, visit the site maintained by N. C. Phillips. You may also find the Directory of Operator Algebraists' home pages useful. One can also find recent papers related to operator algebras on the Functional Analysis preprint server.

Here is a picture of most of the participants in the Canadian Operator Theory and Operator Algebras Symposium, the 1998 version held in Edmonton in May.

Here is a
picture of the participants in the Martina Franca workshop
on NonCommutative Geometry in September, 2000.

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