# Sanaz Pooya: Pre-colloquium — Introduction to group C*-algebras

**Time: **
Wed 2022-09-28 14.15 - 15.00

**Location: **
AlbaNova, FD41

**Lecturer: **
Sanaz Pooya (SU)

**Abstract:**

Continuous functions on compact topological spaces are commutative C*-algebras. Groups and their actions on topological spaces can be employed to construct interesting non-commutative C*-algebras. These are known as group C*-algebras. In this talk, after a gentle introduction to C*-algebras, I will discuss various examples of group C*-algebras. Further, I will provide a brief historical account on the structure theory of group C*-algebras.

This is a pre-colloquium targeted towards master and PhD students as a preparation for Matthew Kennedy's colloquium talk at 15:15.