Canadian Abstract Harmonic Analysis Symposium (CAHAS) 2020 (22w2235)


(University of Alberta)

Brian Forrest (University of Waterloo)

(Dalhousie University)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Canadian Abstract Harmonic Analysis Symposium (CAHAS) 2020" workshop in Banff from June 17, 2022 to June 19, 2022.

Abstract harmonic analysis has evolved out of classical Fourier analysis; it deals with locally compact groups, their representations, and the Banach algebras associated with them.

Abstract harmonic analysis has had a strong presence in Canada's mathematical community for several decades. Since 1997, the Canadian Abstract Harmonic Analysis Symposium has been successful in bringing together researchers, from Canada and abroad, in abstract harmonic analysis and related areas, such as Banach algebras, operator algebras, and operator spaces. This meeting will continue this tradition and provide a forum for researchers in the area for fruitful interaction. This particular meeting will also pay tribute to Anthony To-Ming Lau, a major contributor to the area over decades, who retired effective June 30, 2020.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT).