Recent developments in non-commutative algebra include parallel theories of graph C*-algebras and Leavitt path algebras. In this research school, we mainly focus on theories of Leavitt path algebras and their connections with other areas of mathematics.

Leavitt path algebras arose out of the work of Leavitt (1962) and the graph C*-algebras trace their origin to the work of Cuntz (1977). These algebras were introduced about ten years ago by Abrams – Aranda Pino, and Ara – Moreno – Pardo in two separate papers. It is an algebraic analogue of C*-algebras, a subject which originated in the late 1990s in the work of Kumjian – Pask – Raeburn – Renault, and has been pioneered by the Australian researchers, including Bates, an Huef, Pask, Raeburn, Sims, Szymanski

Although the two areas — Leavitt path algebras and graph C*-algebras — sprang from independent works, they are closely related. There are many striking parallels between the two subjects, and many of the key results first arising in either one of the two fields turn out to have an exact analogue in the other. In terms of research, the main goal of the school is to explore K-theoretic techniques, and the graded structures of both the Leavitt path algebras and the graph C* algebras as tools for understanding the similarities and the differences between the two areas.

Apart from the above mentioned topics, we will also discuss some recent developments in the direction of homological algebra and deformation theory. Algebraic deformation theory is primarily concerned with the interplay between homological algebra and the perturbations of algebraic structures. One hopes to explore some future developments of the theory of Leavitt path algebras in this direction.

There will be some introductory courses on Lie algebras, basic K-theory and graph C*-algebras. On each day of the research school there will be some tutorial sessions for the beginners.


  1. Abdenacer Makhlouf, Universitat de Haute Alsace, France
  2. Anita Naolekar, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, India
  3. Ashish Srivastava, Saint Louis University, USA
  4. Ashish Gupta, IISER Bhopal, India
  5. B. Sury, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, India
  6. K.M. Rangaswamy, University of Colorado, USA
  7. Lisa Clark, University of Otago, New Zealand
  8. Mercedes Siles Molina , Universidad de Málaga, Spain
  9. Mehdi Aaghabali, The University of Edinburgh, UK
  10. Mridul Kanti Sen, Calcutta University, India
  11. Müge Kanuni, Duzce University, Turkey
  12. Pedro A. Guil Asensio, University of Murcia, Spain
  13. Pere Ara, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
  14. Rabeya Basu, IISER Pune, India
  15. Ramesh Sreekantan, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, India
  16. Roozbeh Hazrat, University of Western Sydney, Australia
  17. Sujatha Ramadorai, University of British Columbia, Canada
  18. Uma Iyer, City University of New York, USA
  19. Vijay Kodiyalam, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India
  20. Zuhong Zhang, Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Honorary Guests for last 2 days:

  1. Anthony Bak, University of Bielefeld, Germany
  2. S. M. Bhatwadekar, Pune, India
  3. R. C. Cowsik, Mumbai, India
  4. Ravi A. Rao, TIFR Mumbai, India
  5. S. A. Katre, Pune University, India


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