Ilia Binder, Damir Kinzebulatov and Javad Mashreghi have organized a Focus Program on Analytic Function Spaces and their Applications at the Fields Institute, and this week, as part of this focus program, there was a Mini-course and Workshop on Drury-Arveson Space which I virtually attended (from the “children’s room” in our house, because that’s where we have the internet connection). The workshop is still not over, I have Ken Davidson’s talk to look forward to tonight.
I used to have a section in my blog Souvenirs from … where I would write about my favorite talks that I heard in recent conferences. This exercise helped concentrate during conferences (“hmmm, I wonder who’s going to be my souvenir?”) and also helped me get the most out of great talks after the conference (writing about stuff forces you to actually look up the paper or at least have another look at the notes you took during the talk). In fact, some of the souvenirs I brought home from conferences ended up becoming major parts of my own research program.
“Coming back” from the workshop on Drury-Arveson space, I can report that all the talks are recorded and can be found on the Fields Institute’s Youtube channel. To a certain extent that makes the task of reporting from conferences seem less needed.
Still, I will share my recommendations. And I want to give one very very warm recommendation for the Mini-course that Michael Hartz gave on the Drury-Arveson space. I have been to several minicourses in my life, and I also gave a couple, and I think that I have never seen a better prepared or more motivating mini-course. It was artful! Really, anybody going to work on Drury-Arveson space and the related operator theory should see it.
Here are the talks:
Since it was recorded, I can also put up here a link to my own talk at the workshop “Quotients of the Drury-Arveson space and their classification in terms of complex geometry”: