Departmental Colloquium

Isaac Goldbring
UIC
Existentially closed C* algebras and a conjecture of Kirchberg
Abstract: The notion of existentially closed structure is a model-theoretic generalization of the notion of algebraically closed field. A common goal in model theory is to try and understand the existentially closed objects of some axiomatizable category. In this talk, I will explain an interesting connection between the search for an existentially closed C* algebra with a certain important property (namely exactness) and a conjecture of Kirchberg concerning the ultrapower of the Cuntz algebra $\mathcal{O}_2$. All relevant model theoretic and C* algebraic notions will be defined.
Friday February 7, 2014 at 3:00 PM in SEO 636
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