C*-algebras constructed from topological groupoids allow us to study many interesting and a priori very different constructions
of C*-algebras in a common framework. Moreover, they are general enough to appear intrinsically in the theory. In particular, it was recently shown
by Xin Li that all C*-algebras falling within the scope of the classification program admit (twisted) groupoid models.
In this talk I will give a gentle introduction to this class of C*-algebras and discuss some of their structural properties, which appear in connection
with the classification program.
- Functional Analysis Seminar