Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP150101598 [ 2015 - 2017 ]

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Researchers Prof Aidan Sims; A/Prof David Pask; Dr Roozbeh Hazrat

Brief description This project is in pure mathematics and focuses on the interplay between abstract algebra and the area of functional analysis known as operator algebras. Specifically, it deals with generalisations of graph C*-algebras and of Leavitt path algebras. Over the last decade, researchers have discovered striking similarities between these areas, but no unifying result that would allow them to transfer techniques and theorems systematically from one to the other. Recent research suggests that groupoid models for both algebras and C*-algebras may provide the missing link. This project will determine the role of groupoids in the two theories, and analyse and exploit the resulting synergies between abstract algebra and operator algebras.

Funding Amount 310700

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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