Events Spring 2020

Reading Group on MIP* = RE and its Application to Connes' Embedding Problem

(Weekly event) Feb 28, 2020 to May 08, 2020 (ended)View all dates

All scheduled dates:

  • Friday, Feb 28, 2020 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (ended)
  • Friday, Mar 6, 2020 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (ended)
  • Friday, Mar 13, 2020 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (ended)
  • Friday, Mar 20, 2020 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (ended)
  • Friday, Mar 27, 2020 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (ended)
  • Friday, Apr 3, 2020 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (ended)
  • Friday, Apr 10, 2020 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (ended)
  • Friday, Apr 17, 2020 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (ended)
  • Friday, Apr 24, 2020 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (ended)
  • Friday, May 1, 2020 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (ended)
  • Friday, May 8, 2020 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (ended)

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Work by Zhengfeng Ji, Anand Natarajan, Thomas Vidick, John Wright, and Henry Yuen (https://arxiv.org/abs/2001.04383) shows that MIP*=RE which, among other things, resolves the Connes Embedding Problem (https://arxiv.org/abs/2001.04383). 

This reading group will work through their result (and the techniques it is built upon) and understanding them from an operator algebras/free probability point of view. Since much of the material is a field or two over, a strong background in operator algebras will not be necessary or assumed.