**Fields Institute Communications**

Volume: 61;
2011;
163 pp;
Hardcover

MSC: Primary 58;
Secondary 19; 16; 18

**Print ISBN: 978-0-8218-4849-4
Product Code: FIC/61**

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# Perspectives on Noncommutative Geometry

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*Masoud Khalkhali; Guoliang Yu*

A co-publication of the AMS and Fields Institute

This volume represents the proceedings of the Noncommutative Geometry
Workshop that was held as part of the thematic program
on operator algebras at the Fields Institute in May 2008.

Pioneered by Alain Connes starting in the late 1970s,
noncommutative geometry was originally inspired by global analysis,
topology, operator algebras, and quantum physics. Its main
applications were to settle some long-standing conjectures, such as
the Novikov conjecture and the Baum-Connes conjecture.

Next came the impact of spectral geometry and the way the spectrum
of a geometric operator, like the Laplacian, holds information about
the geometry and topology of a manifold, as in the celebrated Weyl
law. This has now been vastly generalized through Connes' notion of
spectral triples.

Finally, recent years have witnessed the impact of number theory,
algebraic geometry and the theory of motives, and quantum field theory
on noncommutative geometry. Almost all of these aspects are touched
upon with new results in the papers of this volume.

This book is intended for graduate students and researchers in both
mathematics and theoretical physics who are interested in
noncommutative geometry and its applications.

Titles in this series are co-published with the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences (Toronto, Ontario, Canada).

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## Perspectives on Noncommutative Geometry

#### Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in noncommutative geometry.