Algebras of operators on Hilbert space, C^*-algebras, von Neumann algebras, non-commutative geometry

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Two questions on topological and geometric structure of projections in a simple $C^{*}$ algebra

Let $A$ be a simple $C^{*}$ algebra. Assume that the space of projections has a connected component homeomorphic to the complex Grassmanian $G(k,n)$. Is it true to say that, for all $k'<k$, the ...
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Existence of state on a C*-algebra satisfying $|\tau(ab)|=\|ab\|$

(This is a repost of a question from math.SE, http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1240966/existence-of-state-on-a-c-algebra-satisfying-tauab-ab) Let $a,b$ be elements of a unital C*-algebra $A$ ...
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Determining primitive ideal space of C*-algebra

How do I in general determine a primitive ideal space of C*-algebra? Is there any standard way of determining it? Thanks.
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Quantum mechanics formalism and C*-algebras

Many authors (e.g Landsman, Gleason) have stated that in quantum mechanics, the observables of a system can be taken to be the self-adjoint elements of an appropriate C*-algebra. However, many ...
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A $C^{*}$ algebra associated to a graded $C^{*}$ algebra

A $C^{*}$ algebra $A$ is graded by $\mathbb{Z}_{n}$ iff it can be acted by $\mathbb{Z}_{n}$. So we associate the $C^{*}$ algebra $A\rtimes \mathbb{Z}_{n}$ to a $\mathbb{Z}_{n}$-graded $C^{*}$ ...
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When are countably generated Hilbert modules generated by c.p.c. order zero maps?

Throughout let $B$ be a stable C*-algebra, i.e. $B\cong B\otimes K$, where $K$ is the C*-algebra of compact operators on an infinite dimensional separable Hilbert space. It is well-known that any ...
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For discrete groups, does the Haagerup property imply the AP of Haagerup-Kraus?

I don't expect to find an explicit counterexample to my question, because any example which was known to have the Haagerup property yet not have AP would have given an exact group without AP, and the ...
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Comparision of two $C^{*}$ algebras associated to a non vanishing vector field on a compact manifold

Let $X$ be a non vanishing vector field on a compact manifold $M$ so we have a one dimensional foliation $F$ of $M$ with orbits of $X$. This foliation defines a $C^{*}$ algebra $C^{*}(F)$. On the ...
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C$^*$-algebras - compact operator of rank one [closed]

I am studying Murphy's book "C$^*$-algebras and operator theory". On section 2.4 he define this operator: If $x, y$ are elements of a Hilbert space $H$ we define the operator $x \otimes y$ on $H$ by ...
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Arveson spectrum for a unitary representation of a group on a Hilbert space

Although this is not research, I think the question is a little bit too specific for math.stackexchange Let $G = \mathbb{R}$. By Stone's theorem, $U(t)\in\mathcal{B}(\mathcal{H})$ is generated by a ...
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Why does one only consider one-parameter groups in Borchers-Arveson theorem?

(question from math.stackexchange) The theorem (Operator algebras and Quantum statistical mechanics vol. 1, Bratteli, Robinson, Thm. 3.2.46 p.261) roughly says that if one has a one parameter ...
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Are there only finitely many maximal irreducible amenable subfactors at fixed finite index?

A subfactor $N \subset M $ is maximal if it admits no non-trivial intermediate subfactors $N \subset P \subset M $. Question: Are there only finitely many maximal irreducible amenable subfactors at ...
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Are there infinitely many amenable Hadamard-Petrescu subfactors?

The complex Hadamard matrices of dimension $n$ are used to build index $n$ subfactors through the commuting square construction. For more details, see the paper Subfactors and Hadamard Matrices by ...
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Is $KK^G(\mathbb{C}^n,B)$ countably additive in $B$ and countable?

Let $G$ be a finite discrete groupoid, $A=\mathbb{C}^n$ a finite dimensional, commutative $C^*$-algebra and assume we have given a $G$-action on $A$. Note that the action of $G$ on ...
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A $C^{*}$ algebra associated to a group [closed]

Let $G$ be a compact group which act on a Hilbert space $H$. We define a linear map $T$ on the dual space $H^{*}$ with $$T(\phi)(x)=\int_{G} \phi(g.x)$$ The integration is based on the Haar ...
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What are the applications of operator algebras to other areas?

Question: What are the applications of operator algebras to other areas? More precisely, I would like to know the results in mathematical areas outside of operator algebras which were proved by ...
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How to generalize multiplication and addition to cyclic subfactors?

Let $(N \subset M)$ be a finite index irreducible subfactor and $P=P(N \subset M)$ its subfactor planar algebra. Definition: $(N \subset M)$ is cyclic if its lattice of intermediate subfactors ...
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Does the Approximation Property (AP) pass to quotients by amenable subgroups?

Given a countable group $G$ with the AP, and an normal, amenable subgroup $N$ of $G$, does $G/N$ have the AP? In particular, does there exist a group $G$ with the AP and a surjective group ...
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What's the relation between fusion and coproduct?

For an irreducible finite depth finite index subfactor $(N \subset M)$, there is a structure of fusion category given by the even part of its principal graph. The simple objects $(X_i)_{i \in I}$ of ...
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Is there a non-trivial maximal Hopf algebra?

Let $H$ be a Hopf algebra over an algebraically closed field $\mathbb{K}$ of characteristic $0$. Maximal means without left coideal subalgebra $I$ (i.e. $\Delta(I) \subset H \otimes I$) other than ...
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Are isometric homorphisms of C* algebras *-homorphisms

Here is my precise question: Let $A$ and $B$ be two $C^*$ algebras. Let $f: A \rightarrow B$ a homomorphism of $C^*$ algebras which is isometric (on its image). Is $f$ necessary a $*$-homomorphism ? ...
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fixpoint algebras of a permutation action

Let $D$ be an infinite UHF algebra, e.g. the infinite tensor product of the matrix algebra $M_k(\mathbb{C})$. The permutation group $\Sigma_n$ acts on the $n$-fold tensor product $D^{\otimes n}$ in a ...
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Range of a trace preserving completely positive projection

I'm working in $M_n(\mathbb{C})$, the algebra of complex $n\times n$ matrices. I managed to build a completely positive, trace preserving, star preserving, projection $P$. That is $$\text{Tr}(P(A)) = ...
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Question about projections in von Neumann algebras

Let $M$ be a von Neumann algebra, and let $\mathcal{P}$ be the set of nontrivial (not equal to $0$ or $e$) projections of $M$. Define $p,q \in \mathcal{P}$ to be equivalent if there exist projections ...
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W*-completion of a C*-algebra?

tl;dr: Is there such a thing as a W*-completion of a C*-algebra, and if so, where can I read about it? I'm wondering about the relationship between (abstract) C*-algebras and W*-algebras. On the one ...
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Formula for the distance in noncommutative geometry

Probably the most famous formula in noncommutative geometry is the following formula allowing one to compute distance of two points using the operator theoretic data: $$(1) \ \ ...
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Dimension of Birman-Murakami-Wenzl Algebra

I was reading the paper Braids, Link Polynomials and A New Algebra by J. S. Birman and H. Wenzl, and I was wondering is there a combinatorial way to compute the dimension of the algebras ...
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Conjugacy of circle actions on UHF C*-algebras

Consider pointwise continuous actions of the unit circle on the $2^{\infty}$-UHF C*-algebra A by *-automorphisms. Assume that two such actions have the same fixed point algebra, i.e., elements that ...
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Do c.p.c. order zero maps between local C*-algebras map C*-subalgebras to C*-subalgebras?

For the sake of this question I will assume the following Definition A pre-C*-algebra $A$ is local in the sense of [1], i.e. if there is a family of C*-subalgebras $\{A_i\}$ of $A$ with the property ...
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Approximation in the tensor square of a weakly exact von Neumann algebra

Background. I think I can prove something about a certain construction definition for Fourier algebras of discrete groups, under the assumption that the group is exact (well, really I use Yu's ...
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Is there an irreducible subfactor with an infinite homogeneous single chain lattice?

We know that we can build an irreducible subfactor realizing a finite single chain lattice containing any finite index irreducible maximal subfactors, by using the free composition (see here). Now ...
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Existence of homogeneous single chain compositions of a given maximal subfactor?

All the subfactors here are irreducible inclusion of hyperfinite II$_1$ factors. A subfactor $(N \subset M)$ is Homogeneous Single Chain ($HSC$) if its lattice of intermediate subfactors is a ...
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Triangle inequality for $L^1$-norm with respect to a state

It is well-known that the naive construction of non-commutative $L^p$-spaces is performed only in tracial case. I would like to know if it is really a necessity. To wit, let $\varphi$ be a normal ...
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Unital $C^{*}$ algebras which all elements have path connected spectrum

A unital $C^{*}$ algebra is called "Path connected" if the spectrum of all its elements are path connected. Is the tensor product of two path connected algebra, a path connected algebra? What ...
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All AI-algebras are AT-algebras

It is known that every AI-algebra (i.e. inductive limit of interval algebras) is an AT-algebra (i.e. inductive limit of circle algebras)? This seems a little bit odd because a building block of an ...
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Finite codimensional subvector space of $C^{*}$ algebras which contains no invertible elements

Assume that $A$ is a unital $C^{*}$ algebra. Is there a subvector space $Y\subset A$ of finite codimension which does not contain any invertible element? Let $n(A)$ be the infimum of such ...
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A matrix trace inequality

The well-known Powers-Stormer inequality says the following: for positive semidefinite operators $A, B$, we have that $\mathrm{Tr}((A - B)(A - B)^\dagger) \leq \| A^2 - B^2 \|_1$, where $\| \cdot ...
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Comparing cardinalities of the spectrum of two masas in $B(H)$

If I imagine that (the self-adjoint part of) a C*-algebra $A$ represents the algebra of observables of some quantum system, then certain perspectives on algebraic quantum theory would ask me to ...
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Totally non hereditary $C^{*}$-subalgebras

Assume that $B$ is a $C^{*}$ subalgebra of $A$. We say $B$ is totally non hereditary subalgebra of $A$ if not only $B$ is not a hereditary subalgebra but also it is not isomorphic to any ...
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Commutators in the reduced C*-algebra of the free group

Is it known whether any element of trace 0 in the reduced $C^*$-algebra of a non-abelian free group, is a limit of sums of (additive) commutators?
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A continuous choice of invertible elements

Let $A$ be a simple unital $C^{*}$ algebra with invertible elements $G(A)$. Assume that $A^{*}$ is its dual space, which is equipped with the weak star topology. Is there a continuous map ...
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Realisation of the noncommutative torus as a universal $ C^{*} $-algebra

One of the most basic examples in noncommutative geometry is the so-called noncommutative torus, denoted here by $ \mathbb{T}_{\theta} $. As far as I know, there are several equivalent constructions ...
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Does this C*-algebra embed into a simple nuclear C*-algebra?

Let $\mathcal K$ denote the C*-algebra of compact operators, and fix an embedding $\phi_n:M_n(\mathbb C) \to \mathcal K$ for each $n\in \mathbb N$. Define the C*-algebra $A := \{(a_n)_{n=1}^\infty ...
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Specific optimization problem solution procedures

Is there a standard procedure to solve following two optimization problems? $$\mathsf{Problem\mbox{ }I}:\mbox{ }\min_{A\in\{0,1\}^{n\times n}:rk(A)=r}\mbox{ }\max_{R,S\in\Bbb R^{n\times ...
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Generalising the $L^2$-Norm to Compact Quantum Groups

For a compact quantum group (in the sense) of Woronowicz, we have a noncommutative $C^*$-algebra replacing ${\mathbb C}(G)$. This $C^*$-algebra is endowed with a linear functional generalizing the ...
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Embedding the group von Neumann algebra into an injective von Neumann algebra on the same Hilbert space

Let $\Gamma$ be a discrete group, $\newcommand{\VN}{\rm VN}$ and let $\VN(\Gamma)$ denote its von Neumann algebra, regarded as a subalgebra of ${\sf B}(\ell^2(\Gamma))$. It is well known that ...
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Two-sided ideals of $B(H)$ are hereditary

I seem to recall that (not necessarily closed) two-sided ideals of $B(H)$ are hereditary. Is that true? If it is, can anyone post a proof/reference?
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Has a subfactor with lattice $B_3$, a singly generated identity biprojection?

Let $(N \subset M)$ be an irreducible finite index subfactor. If its lattice of intermediate subfactors is equivalent to $B_3$ (the lattice of divisors of $n=p_1p_2p_3$ square free): ...
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Are the finite dimensional von Neumann algebras, singly generated?

Let $\mathcal{M}$ be a finite dimensional von Neumann algebra, then : $$\mathcal{M} \simeq \bigoplus_i M_{n_i}(\mathbb{C})$$ Question : Is it singly generated (as von Neumann algebra)? how ? ...
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The planar algebra generated by the biprojections

Let $(N_1 \subset M_1)$ and $(N_2 \subset M_2)$ be two irreducible finite index subfactors. Let $\mathcal{B}_i$ be the set of all the biprojections of $\mathcal{P}_{2+}(N_i \subset M_i)$. Let ...