# Aims & Scope

In the last 20 years, the study of operator algebras has developed from a
branch of functional analysis to a central field of mathematics with
applications and connections with different areas both in pure mathematics
(foliations, index theory, K-theory, cyclic homology, affine Kac--Moody
algebras, quantum groups, low dimensional topology) and in mathematical
physics (integrable systems, statistical mechanics, conformal field
theories and the string theories of elementary particles). Recent exciting
results are worthwile to be diffused to a larger community. The aim of the
conference is to bring leading experts in the field of Operator Algebras,
together with young researchers and enthusiastic students.
Main topics are:

- Structure and classification of operator algebras
- K-Theory
- Subfctors and index theory
- Operator algebras and quantum physics
- Free probability
- Quantum groups
- Operator Theory

### The workshop is dedicated to Laszlo Zsido on the occasion
of his 60th birthday

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**Istituto Nazionale di Alta
Matematica
Città Universitaria -
Roma,
Italy**