Vaughan F. R. Jones is Professor of Mathematics at University of California, Berkeley.
He is known for his work on von Neumann algebras, knot polynomials and conformal field theory. He was awarded a
Fields Medal in 1990. Jones is also Distinguished Alumni Professor at the University of Auckland. He was awarded
Distinguished Companionship of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2002.

Poster for the Master Class and the Nielsen Lecture.

CTQM Nielsen Lecture

Subfactors

Tuesday, 19 August, 2008 at 15:30 in Auditorium F at the Department of
Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Aarhus.

Abstract:
A factor is a von Neumann algebra with trivial centre. Group algebras of discrete groups give interesting examples
and subgroups lead to subfactors of a very special kind. After a survey of the founding results in the theory-index, bimodules, planar
algebras, loop group constructions and more, we will discuss more recent results on pairs and more general subfactor families including
angles and Bisch-Haagerup subfactors.