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George A. Elliott

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George A. Elliott
Alma materUniversity of Toronto, Queen's University at Kingston
Known forElliott classification program
AwardsFellow of the Royal Society of Canada 1982,

Killam Research Fellow, 1996–1998.

Fellow of American Mathematical Society, 2012
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Toronto, University of Copenhagen
Doctoral advisorIsrael Halperin

George Arthur Elliott FRSC (born 1945) is a Canadian mathematician specializing in operator algebras, K-theory, and non-commutative geometry. He is a professor at the University of Toronto Department of Mathematics,[1] and holds a Canada Research Chair. He is best known for his work on classifying C*-algebras, both for initiating their classification [2] and highlighting the importance of K-theory in this respect.[3]

He was an invited speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians, Zurich–1994.[4][5]

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  1. ^ "Faculty". University of Toronto Department of Mathematics. Retrieved 23 November 2015.
  2. ^ Strung, Karen. An introduction to C ∗ -algebras and the classification programme (PDF). p. 7.
  3. ^ Rørdam, Mikael; Larsen, Flemming; Laustsen (200). Introduction to K-Theory for C-Algebras. Cambridge University Press. pp. ix. ISBN 9780521789448.
  4. ^ "ICM Plenary and Invited Speakers since 1897". Archived from the original on 2017-11-24. Retrieved 2011-12-05.
  5. ^ "George A. Elliott. The classification problem for amenable C*-algebras" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-04-23. Retrieved 2012-01-05.
  6. ^ fr:Liste des membres de la Société royale du Canada (1946-1985)
  7. ^ CRM/Fields Institute Prize
  8. ^ List of Killam Research Fellows
  9. ^ Jeffery–Williams Prize
  10. ^ John L. Synge Award Archived March 13, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ List of Fellows of the American Mathematical Society, retrieved 2012-12-02.
  12. ^ Canadian Mathematical Society's Second Inaugural Class of Fellows Announced, Canadian Mathematical Society, retrieved 2020-01-06

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