### My talks at NCGA Bhubaneswar

#### by Orr Shalit

This week I am giving a series of five lectures on dilation theory in the workshop Noncommutative Geometry and its Applications , at NISER Bhubaneswar (India). I am putting my talks up here in case anybody would like to see them (and also as backup, in case my stick doesn’t work).

(Lectures 1,2,3 were board talks).

Hi Orr, did you see this paper https://arxiv.org/abs/2001.04383? It has a negative answer to Connes’ embedding conjecture from the theory of von Neumann algebras.

Thanks Gil. As you might have suspected, I missed it in the arxiv mailing list because of the title, but Satish Pandey notified me about it this afternoon. I haven’t seriously looked into it yet.

Thanks, Orr, I was curious to have your perspective (and perhaps explanation to a layperson) about the Connes embedding problem and how the problem itself is embedded among other questions about operator algebras…

That would be too difficult for me in the near time, maybe later I’ll find the time. (Thank you for the encouragement, I appreciate it!)