Floris Elzinga

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Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 35 Niels Henrik Abels hus 0851 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1053 Blindern 0316 Oslo

About me

From September 2019 I will be a PhD candidate in the Operator Algebras group at UiO, supervised by Makoto Yamashita.

Academic Interests

Generally I am interested in (noncommutative) mathematics inspired by quantum theory.

More practically, at the moment I am interested in the theory of von Neumann algebras, (locally compact) quantum groups, and their interactions (especially approximation properties).

I also like to be somewhat aware of what my colleagues are working on, so I organize a biweekly seminar for temporary employees in analysis at UiO where we give short and accessible expository talks.


  1. (24/06/20) Strong 1-Boundedness of Unimodular Free Orthogonal Quantum Groups (link)


My background is in pure mathematics as well as theoretical (condensed matter) physics.

  • MSc: double Masters in Mathematical Sciences and Theoretical Physics, obtained 2019 in Utrecht (Honours programme, cum laude)
  • BSc: double Bachelors in Mathematics and Physics & Astronomy, obtained 2016 in Utrecht, (EMMEPH award for best physics Bachelor thesis prize, cum laude)

    Past Talks

    • (20/10/20) TU Delft Analysis Seminar: Free Orthogonal Quantum Groups and Strong 1-Boundedness
    • (16/09/20) Japan Functional Analysis Junior Meeting 2020 Online: Free Orthogonal Quantum Groups and Strong 1-Boundedness
    • (20/07/20) UC Berkeley Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Free Orthogonal Quantum Groups and Strong 1-Boundedness
    • (14/07/20) Groups, Operators, and Banach Algebras Webinar: Free Orthogonal Quantum Groups and Strong 1-Boundedness
    Tags: Mathematics, Operator algebras, Quantum groups
    Published Oct. 16, 2019 11:46 AM - Last modified Oct. 22, 2020 4:45 PM

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