Multi-Banach Algebras and Fourier Algebras (16rit672)


Garth Dales (Lancaster University)

Anthony To-Ming Lau (University of Alberta)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Multi-Banach algebras and Fourier algebras" workshop in Banff from Sunday February 14, 2016 to Sunday February 21, 2016.

For many decades mathemticians have studied the theory of operators on Banach spaces:
this generalises the theory of matrices to infinite-dimensional spaces, and has huge
applications in mathemtical physics; these applications have often driven the subject.

The original idea involved a `norm' on a linear space. The proposers and others have
developed a more general notion, that of a `multi-norm', which is a sequence of norms
defined on successive powers of the space. They wish to explore the geometric and
analyti9c implications of these new notions.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).