Carla Farsi
Professor
Ph.D. Maryland, 1989
 Office:
 Math 229
 Email:
 farsi@euclid.colorado.edu
 Mailing address:
 Carla Farsi
 Department of Mathematics
 University of Colorado Boulder
 Campus Box 395
 Boulder, CO 803090395
 USA
 Phone:
 3034927422
 Fax:
 3034927707
 Research interests:
 C* Algebras, NonCommutative Differential Geometry.
 Research:
My area of research is operator algebras and applications to geometry, with particular emphasis on commutative and noncommutative orbifolds and their C*algebras. In particular, I established index theorems for orbifolds and orbifolds with boundary, investigated properties of orbifold elliptic operators, and characterized invariants of orbifold C*algebras. Recently, my research has mainly focused on analysis on open orbifolds and orbifolds with boundary.
Orbifolds, which are generalized manifold groupoids, play an important role in many branches of mathematics and mathematical physics. Many symplectic quotients are for instance orbifolds, while in string theory, orbifolds describe regions "at infinity."
 Select Publications:

KTheoretical Index Theorems for Orbifolds, Quart. J. Math. 4 no. 170 (1992) 183200.
Abstract Characterization of Fixed Point Subalgebras of the Rotation Algebra, (with N, Watling). Canad. J. Math. 46 no. 6 (1994), 12111236.
Soft NonCommutative Toral C*Algebras. J. Funct. Anal. 151 no. 1 (1997), 115.
Soft C*algebras. Proc. Edinburgh Math. Soc. (2) 45 no.1 (2002), 4965.
Orbifold Eta Invariants. To appear, Indiana Math. J.