YMC*A 2022

A conference organised for and by master/Ph.D.-students and postdocs in operator algebras (both von Neumann and C*-algebras) and related areas, with the goal of fostering scientific and social interaction between young researchers.


The conference was carried out fully in-person and featured three mini-courses by established researchers alongside many contributed talks (20 min) by participants as well as a number of social events.

Group Photo

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Groupoids and topological full groups

Xin Li

University of Glasgow

Quantum correlations, non-local games and operator algebras

Lyudmilla Turowska

Lyudmila Turowska

Chalmers University of Technology and
University of Gothenburg

References for this minicourse can be found here.
Slides with extra material can be found here.

Subproduct systems, associated C*-algebras and their symmetries


Sergey Neshveyev

University of Oslo







Conference booklet and schedule:

You can now download the booklet here!


Click on the schedule to see a bigger version of it.



Registration for YMC*A 2022 has closed.

The deadline to register and receive support for accommodation was May 31, 2022.
The deadline to apply to give a contributed talk was May 31, 2022.
The deadline to register for participation was June 30, 2022.
The deadline to apply to give a lightning talk was July 18, 2022.


We were able to provide shared hostel rooms at Anker Apartment Sentrum to a large number of participating students and postdocs.

Address: Storgata 53H, 0182 Oslo.

Accommodation was possible from Sunday, August 7th, to Saturday, August 13th.

OBS! On Google Maps, Anker Apartment Sentrum is listed as Anker Hostel. Searching for Anker Apartment will lead you to a different location.


NSF Support for US-based participants:

US-based young researchers may apply for NSF funding. The deadline to apply for NSF funding was March 11, 2022.

Questions regarding the NSF funding may be directed to Lara.Ismert@erau.edu.



There was be several events during the conference.

  • Get together: On Sunday evening we want to give participants the possibility to get to know each other. We will set out into the city to get drinks. First year participants are especially welcome.
  • Lightning talks: A round of lightening talks (3min) given by participants will take place on Monday afternoon.
  • Reception & Pizza: On Monday evening there will be a reception with pizza.
  • Mentor Network Breakfast: We invite all participants of an underrepresented gender in mathematics (e.g., cis-women, transgender, nonbinary and other gender minorities) to an informal discussion over breakfast hosted by the OA Mentor Network.
  • Excursion: There will be an excursion on Tuesday afternoon. Detailed descriptions of the excursions will be announced later in the conference booklet.
  • Conference Dinner: The conference dinner will take place on Wednesday evening.
  • Ask Anything Sessions: A new initiative in the 2022 edition of YMC*A. This is your chance to post that question you always wanted to ask - we are almost sure there will be an expert present at the conference.
  • Panel discussion on "Early Career Advise and Issues of Equity": A panel of established researchers will answer questions about their life and career as a mathematician and discuss issues of equity in mathematics.


Practical information:

Venue: Vilhelm Bjerknes Hus at Blindern campus of University of Oslo.

We have collected a list of useful things to know including travel information in this Practical Guide.



If you have any questions, you can contact us at ymcstara@protonmail.com.

Please direct questions regarding the NSF funding to Lara.Ismert@erau.edu.



We gratefully acknowledge financial support from Trond Mohn Foundation via the project "Pure Mathematics in Norway", and the National Science Foundation (NSF).


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Emilie Elkiaer
Floris Elzinga
Ulrik Enstad
Erik Habbestad
Lucas Hataishi
Gaute Schwartz


Priyanga Ganesan
Mitch Hamidi
Lara Ismert
Mathias Palmstrøm

Local advisor:

Nadia Larsen


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Tags: Operator algebras
Published Feb. 1, 2022 3:16 PM - Last modified Aug. 15, 2022 10:57 AM