# Recent Talks

**November 18, 2010**, Guest lecture "Humboldt-Kolloquium" in Münster. Title of talk: "Random matrices in Operator Algebra Theory".
**March 8-12, 2010**, Workshop on "C*-algebras" in Oberwolfach, Germany. Title of talk: "An introduction to Thompson*s group F".
**June 27 to July 2, 2010**, Conference on "Noncommutative Lp spaces, Operator spaces and Applications" in Banff, Canada. Title of talk: "Herz-Schur multipliers and spherical functions on groups and trees".
**October 13-15, 2010**, Workshop on "Physics and Mathematics of Random Matrices" at the Niels Bohr International Academy, Copenhagen. Title of talk: "Asymptotic Expansions for the Gaussian Unitary Ensemble".
**November 10-13, 2011**, "Workshop in Honor of Kirchberg's 65'th Birthday" at University of Copenhagen. Title of talk: "Approximation properties for groups and von Neumann algebras".
**January 9-13, 2012**, "Conference on von Neumann algebras and related topics", Kyoto, Japan. Title of talk: "Approximation properties for groups and von Neumann algebras".
**February 26 to March 2**, workshop on "Operator Structures in Quantum Information Theory" in Banff, Canada. Title of talk (held jointly with Magdalena Musat): "Factorizable Quantum Channels: Extreem Points, Asymptotic Properties and the Connes Embedding Problem".
**April 22-27, 2012**, "Workshop on Connes' Embedding Conjecture" at Neuchatel, Schwitzerland. Title of talk: "Factorizable completely positive maps and the Connes Embedding Problem".
**May 28 to June 1, 2012**, "von Neumann Conference" in Münster, Germany. Title of talk: "Spectral subspaces for non-normal operators in finite von Neumann Algebras".
**August 6-11, 2012**, "XVII'th International Congress on Mathematical Physics" in Aalborg, Denmark. Plenary talk with title: "Applications of Random Matrices to Operator Algebra Theory".
**September 23-29, 2012**, "15'th Workshop on non-commutative Harmonic Analysis" in Bedlewo, Poland. Titles of two talks: "Approximation Properties for Groups and von Neumann Algebras", and "Representations of SU(2) and the failure of (AP) for Sp(2,R)".
**October 8-10, 2012** "Random Matrices and their Applications" in Paris. Title of talk: "Random Matrices in Operator Algebra Theory - a Survey".