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Noncommutative Geometric Methods in Global Analysis

Conference in Honor of Henri Moscovici

Time: Monday, June 29 - Saturday July 4 midday, 2009
Location: Lipschitz Lecture Hall, Mathematical Institute, Endenicher Allee 60 (new math building in the former chamber of agriculture). On Thursday afternoon and on Friday talks will take place in the lecture hall of the Max Planck institute for Mathematics, Vivatsgasse 7

Conference Description

Global analysis is a classical area of mathematics with a number of fundamental achievements to its credit. Noncommutative geometric methods, such as bivariant K-theory and cyclic cohomology, provided effective tools to analyze both classical and nonstandard spaces arising naturally in various parts of mathematics. In the earlier stages these methods found a number of important applications in global analysis, topology and representation theory. Very recent developments led to interactions with a number of other disciplines, including number theory and mathematical physics. Currently Noncommutative Geometry undergoes a period of vigorous growth and has been the breeding ground of interesting new ideas and developments.

The conference will honor Henri Moscovici on the occasion of his 65th anniversary, and in particular his fundamental contributions to the Noncommutative Geometry, Global Analysis and Representation Theory.

The conference will feature lectures by the leading experts in the area. There will be a special emphasis on the interactions between Global Analysis and Noncommutative Differential Geometry as well as connections with the other parts of mathematics, covering both the traditional directions and the newest trends in the subject.


  • Alain Connes (IHES and College de France)
  • Alexander Gorokhovsky (University of Colorado at Boulder, USA)
  • Matthias Lesch (Bonn)
  • Markus Pflaum (University of Colorado at Boulder, USA)
  • Bahram Rangipour (University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada)


On Monday the conference office will be open from 8:30-9:30; there will also be staff available to help participants to connect their laptops to our WLAN. Our staff will also be available during some of the breaks.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
9:30 - 9:40 Opening 9:30 - 10:20 Baum Bruening 9:30 - 10:20 Voiculescu 9:30 - 10:20 Marcolli 9:30 - 10:20 Piazza
9:40 - 10:30 Müller
10:30 - 10:50 Coffee 10:20 - 10:50 Coffee 10:20 - 10:50 Coffee 10:20 - 10:50 Coffee 10:30 - 11:20 Landi
10:50 - 11:40 Stanton Wodzicki Lott 10:50 - 11:40 Cuntz 10:50 - 11:40 Popa 11:20 - 11:40 Coffee
11:40 - 13:40 Lunch 11:50 - 12:40 Mathai 11:40 - 13:45 Lunch 11:40 - 13:10 Lunch 11:40 - 12:30 Khalkhali
13:40 - 14:30 Nistor Brinzanescu 13:45 - 14:45 Moscovici 13:10 - 14:00 Yu
14:40 - 15:30 Barbasch Nemethi 14:45 - 15:00 Break 14:10 - 15:00 Kaygun
15:30 - 16:00 Tea 15:00 - 16:00 Connes (MPC) 15:00 - 15:30 Tea
16:00 - 16:50 Schrohe Higson 16:00 - 16:30 Tea 15:30 - 16:20 Tsygan

For all logistic questions please send an email to

For all questions concerning the scientific program you may contact the organizers


Please plan your arrivals in Bonn for Sunday, 28 June and your departures for Sunday, 5 July. Invited participants will receive an email from HIM providing information about accommodations.

Questions: For queries or concerns regarding the logistics of the Workshop, please contact or


All Hotels are within walking distance from the conference site and Bonn central train station. You can reach Bonn by train from Köln/Bonn airport (20 minutes), Düsseldorf airport (60 minutes), and Frankfurt airport (90 minutes).

Köln-Bonn Airport: The Airport Express Bus "SB60" shuttles to Bonn city on a regular 30 minute schedule. Disembark at the Bonn Central Train Station. A one-way ticket costs 6,30 Euros. If you plan to return to the airport with the Express, you can buy a round-trip ticket for reimbursement. The bus stop is at the side entrance of Terminal 2.Please see the website for further details: Timetables of public transport

Frankfurt Airport: The airport has a railway station which can be reached in a few minutes by foot. There is a fast train to Siegburg (travel time 45 minutes) every hour, from where you can reach Bonn by taxi or tram. It is recommended to buy a train ticket at the counter before you ride.

Düsseldorf Airport: The airport has a railway station which can be reached in a few minutes by the sky-train.The train leaves every hour to Bonn. It is mandatory to buy a (round-trip) train ticket at the counter before you ride.

Please note that your final destination is airport Cologne/Bonn CGN or train stations Bonn Hauptbahnhof or Siegburg. Many airlines include this portion of your travel in their international fares.


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