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ICMS Associated Meeting

Workshop on Noncommutative Localization in Algebra and Topology

Edinburgh, 29 and 30 April 2002

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Scientific Programme

Lectures will start on the morning of Monday 29 April and finish on the afternoon of Tuesday 30 April.

Timetable

Monday 29 April
0900 - 1000 Registration
1000 - 1100 P.M.Cohn (UCL, UK)
Localization in general rings
1100 - 1130 Coffee
1130 - 1230 H.Reich (Muenster, Germany)
Noncommutative localization, L2-Betti numbers and group von Neumann algebras
1230 - 1500 Lunch
1500 - 1530 O.Laudal (Oslo, Norway)
Localizations and the structure of finitely generated algebras
1530 - 1630 Tea
1630 - 1730 A.Schofield (Bristol, UK)
Universal localization and algebraic geometry
1730 - 1900 Wine and Cheese reception
Tuesday 30 April
1000 - 1100 D.Sheiham (UCR, USA)
Whitehead groups of localizations
1100 - 1130 Coffee
1130 - 1230 A.Neeman (ANU, Australia)
Generalising Thomason's localization theorem to noncommutative rings
1230 - 1500 Lunch
1500 - 1530 J.Beachy (NIU, USA & Glasgow, UK)
Construction of quotient modules
1530 - 1630 Tea
1630 - 1730 A.Ranicki (Edinburgh, UK)
Noncommutative localization and manifold transversality
1930 Dinner (optional)
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