Preface
These note s wer e mainl y writte n whil e I wa s preparin g m y lecture s fo r th e
CBMS-NSF conferenc e o n Graph Algebras: Operator Algebras We Can See, whic h
was hel d a t th e Universit y o f Iow a fro m 3 0 Ma y t o 4 Jun e 2004 . Th e te n chapter s
roughly correspon d t o the te n lectures , thoug h fo r logica l reason s the y appea r her e
in a slightl y differen t order .
I a m ver y gratefu l t o thos e wh o organise d th e conference , thos e wh o cam e t o
the conference , an d thos e wh o hav e helpe d m e tr y t o ge t th e glitche s ou t o f thes e
notes. I n particular , I thank :
Pau l Muhly, Davi d Pas k an d Mar k Tomforde , wh o did a marvellous job of
organising th e conference : th e informa l atmospher e wa s great, an d every -
thing ra n smoothly . (Well , everythin g whic h didn' t g o throug h Chicag o
airport.) Pau l especiall y di d a n enormou s amoun t o f work o n th e details ,
always i n hi s inimitably cheerfu l way . Thanks , Paul .
Natha n Brownlowe , Tyron e Crisp , Jame s Foster , Danie l Go w an d Rishn i
Ratnam, wh o helpe d m e organis e lectur e note s fo r a n honour s cours e I
gave i n 2002 , which wer e m y startin g poin t fo r thes e notes .
Astri d a n Huef , Marcel o Laca , Pau l Muhly , Aida n Sims , Mar k Tomford e
and Tren t Yeend , who provide d m e with (sometime s embarrassingl y long )
lists o f corrections o n part s o f the notes . Th e remainin g mistake s ar e no t
Dana Williams ' fault
1.
Iain Raebur n
Newcastle
November 200 4
See [114, pag e xiv] .
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