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### Are free positive operators equivalent to almost-commuting operators?

Set $A:=C_0((0,1]) * C((0,1])$ (the free product C*-algebra), with canonical generators $a,b$ (positive contractions). Does there exists some $\gamma>0$ such that, for any $x,y \in A$ if $x^*x=a$ ...

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### Fundamental class in $KO[1/2]$

Let $M^m$ be an oriented Riemannian manifold.
The signature operator associates to $M$ a class $\Delta_M\in KO_m(M)[1/2]$.
I have two questions about this class $\Delta_M$:
Rationally, $\Delta_M$ is ...

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### Is this a functor on the category of $C^{*}$ algebras?

The category of $C^{*}$ algebras is denoted by $\mathcal{A}$.
Is there a functor $\mathcal{F}$ on $\mathcal{A}$ which send each object $A\in \mathcal{A}$ to its center $Z(A)$. In the other words, ...

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### second dual of minimal tensor products of $C^*$-algebras

Let $A$ be a unital $C^*$-algebras and $K(H)$ is $C^*$-algebras of compact operators on separable Hilbert space $H$. Is it true that $(A \otimes K(H))^{**}= A^{**} \overline{\otimes}B(H)$?

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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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### Equivariant Fredholm operators classify equivariant K-theory

Let $\mathcal{F}$ be the space of Fredholm operators on a separable Hilbert space $H$ with the topology induced by the operator norm.
If $X$ is compact,
Atiyah-Jänich proved that
...

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### Sums of squares via semidefinite programming for the complex free group algebra

In the algebra of real noncommutative polynomials (the “free monoid algebra” over the real field) it is possible to reduce the question of whether an element is a sum of hermitian squares and ...

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### Power's Theorem for irreducible representations

Let $A_{\alpha}\subset B(H)$ be a bunch of unital C*-algebras acting on a Hilbert space $H$ given together with their character spaces $M(A_{\alpha})$'s. A very nice theorem of Stephen C. Power ...

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### Groups without property (T) but all finite quotients are expanders

What is an example of a group $G$ which
1- is finitely generated by $S$,
2- does not have property (T),
3- admits infinitely many finite quotients which do not factor through an homomorphism $G ...

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### q-Virasoro and q-Heisenberg algebras

The literature has definitions (seemingly plural, though they might be linked) of a $q$-deformed Virasoro algebra. But is there any link of these to a $q$-deformed Heisenberg algebra? (Classically ...

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### Existence of free operators, independent and with given distributions

Excuse me if the question is not appropriate for Mathoverflow. I havs asked it in math.stackexchange, but did not get any response. And so, I dared to put it here. I am trying to learn free ...

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### Deformation and Representations

Let $\widetilde{U_q(sl_n)}$ denote a deformation of the algebra $U_q(sl_n)$. In particular, $\widetilde{U_q(sl_n)}$ is defined by the same generators and relations and $*$-operations as $U_q(sl_n)$ ...

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### Isometric domain of a unital completely positive map with respect to $L_p$-norms

This question can be formulated for general ($\sigma$-finite) von Neumann algebras, but for me it is enough to consider matrix algebras.
So let $M$ be a matrix algebra and $\rho$ a faithful state ...

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### Are the integer index finite depth irreducible subfactors Kac-coideal?

Is every integer index finite depth irreducible subfactors planar algebra, the intermediate of an irreducible finite index depth $2$ subfactors planar algebra?
In other words, of the following form ...

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### Chinese remainder theorem for cyclic subfactor planar algebras

This post was inspired by an exchange with the indian woman mathematician Ajit Iqbal Singh.
The chinese remainder theorem can be stated as follows:
Let $n_1, \dots, n_r \ge 2$ be positive integers ...

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### formula for Eta invariant

Hirzebruch's signature formula is not valid for manifolds with boundary.
An error term is introduced by Atiyah-Patodi-Singer to fix it.More precisely:
$$sign (M)=L(M)[M]+\eta(\partial M)$$
Yet ...

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### What are the applications of the depth 2 reduction to the subfactors theory?

Let $(N \subset M)$ be an irreducible finite depth ($>2$) finite index inclusion of hyperfinite ${\rm II}_1$ factors, then for $n$ sufficiently large the subfactor $(N \subset M_n)$ is depth $2$ ...

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### Infinite number of non-isomorphic von Neumann algebras with property Gamma?

A II$_1$ factor $\mathcal M$ with trace $\tau$ has property Gamma if for every $\epsilon > 0$ and finite set $\{x_1,\cdots, x_n\} \subset \mathcal M$ there exists a trace 0 unitary element ...

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### Point-ultraweak limit of *-homomorphisms/cpc order zero maps

Suppose we have the following:
A C*-algebra $A$ and a von Neumann algebra $M$ (we can assume that $M$ is $\mathcal B(H)$).
A sequence of *-homomorphisms $\phi_i\colon A\to M$
an ultrafilter ...

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### Verifying Woronowicz’s proof that all $ {\text{SU}_{q}}(2) $’s are isomorphic as $ C^{*} $-algebras, where $ -1 < q < 1 $

This question is related to one that I asked some time ago.
Definition 1. Let $ q \in (-1,1) $. Let $ A $ be a unital $ C^{*} $-algebra and $ (x,y) $ a pair of elements of $ A $. Then define the ...

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### Hopf Galois extensions and conditional expectations for C* algebras

Suppose that $H$ is a Hopf algebra with normalised invariant integral (appropriate side) $\int:H\to \mathbb{C}$. The $H$ right comodule algebra $P$ is a Hopf Galois extension, so the canonical map ...

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### C$^*$-algebras isomorphic after tensoring

From the negative answer to this question we know that C$^*$-algebras that are isomorphic after tensoring with $M_n$ for all $n\geq 2$ need not be isomorphic. So what happens when we strengthen this?
...

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### Complete regularity in C*-algebras

It is clear that commutative C*-algebras correspond to locally compact Hausdorff spaces. And locally compact Hausdorff spaces are completely regular. Now, does the complete regularity statement have ...

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### Kernel of the natural map between group $C^*$-algebras

Let $\Gamma$ be a discrete group. We can form two $C^*$-algebras: the universal (or full) and reduced, to be denoted by $C^*_u(\Gamma)$ and $C^*_r(\Gamma)$ (respectively). Both of them are completions ...

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### An extension of $K$-theory to topological $^*$-algebras

What I have in mind is the following: a (sequence of) functor(s) $K_\bullet$ on the category of topological $^*$-algebras (with values in the category of commutative groups) that satisfies (among ...

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### An equivalent relation on the space of polynomials in one complex variable

Let $P(z)$ be a polynomial with complex variable $z$. We consider the following distribution for the roots of $P(z)=0$: the distribution is a triple $(n_{1},n_{2},n_{3})$
where these integers are ...

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### Fredholm subvector spaces of $B(\mathcal{H})$

Let $\mathcal{H}$ be a separable Hilbert space with orthonormal base $\{e_i\}\;\;i\in \mathbb{N}$.
Definition: We say a subvector space $W\subset B(\mathcal{H})$ is a Fredholm subspace if ...

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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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### Mysterious central projections in the full group $C^*$-algebra

Let me quote the following theorem about the structure of $C^*(G)$ for property $T$ group (the reference is Higson and Roe "Analitycal K-homology"):
Let $G$ be a property $T$ (discrete) ...

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### $C^{*}$ algebras which do not admit nontrivial idempotent morphism

In this question which I flag it as a community wiki, I search for a big list of $C^{*}$ algebras(and a big list of criterions) which do not admit a non trivial idempotent $C^{*}-$morphism.
I ...

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### A generalization of the Powers-Stormer inequality

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

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### Separating pure states on the $2\times 2$ matrix algebra

I have an idea for a possible counterexample to the noncommutative Stone-Weierstrass problem. A good answer to the following question would really help.
Let $\mathcal{A}$ be the C*-algebra of ...

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### Schur's Lemma for Hilbert spaces

Let $H$ be a complex Hilbert space and let a group $G$ act on $H$ such that there are no invariant closed subspaces besides $H$ and $(0)$. Let $D$ be the ring of bounded operators which commute with ...

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### C$^*$-algebras isomorphic after tensoring with $M_n(\mathbb C)$

In 1977, Joan Plastiras gave a striking example of two non $*$-isomorphic C$^*$-algebras $\mathcal A$ and $\mathcal B$ such that $$\mathcal A \otimes M_2(\mathbb C) \simeq \mathcal B\otimes ...

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### Fredholm operators in $K$-theory?

Do Fredholm operators show up in K-theory? Why or why not? The idea of infinite Grassmannians classifying vector bundles is pretty straightforward, but why would adding in additive inverses and what ...

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### Rank–nullity theorem for finite von Neumann algebras

The rank-nullity theorem states that for $U, V$ finite dimensional vector spaces and $T:U \to V$ a linear map $$\dim(U) = \dim(im(T)) + \dim(ker(T)) $$
Let $M \subset B(H) $ be a finite von Neumann ...

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### Faithul map and (minimal) tensor product of $C^*$-algebras

Let $f$ be a faithful state on a $C^*$-algebra $A$, i.e. $f(a^*a)=0$ implies $a=0$. in general, call a mapping $T:A \to B$ between $C^*$-algebras faithful if $T(a^*a)=0$ implies $a=0$. How to prove ...

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### examples of completely positive order zero maps to demonstrate a theorem

I'm interested explicit examples which can be used to demonstate the theorem:
Theorem: Let $A$ and $B$ $C^*-$algebras and $\phi:A\to B$ be a completely postive map of order zero. Set ...

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### A relative property gamma and $L(\mathbb F_2)$

Given any unital non-commutative subalgebra $\mathcal M$ of $L(\mathbb F_2)$ is it true that $\mathcal M' \bigcap L(\mathbb F_2)^\mathcal U = \mathbb C I$ for any free ultrafilter $\mathcal U$?

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### An equality for the trace of the join of a non-degenerate indecomposable system of projections in a finite factor

Let $M \subset B(H)$ be a finite factor (see for example here p2, or there) with a trace $tr$.
The subset of projections of $M$ is naturally a lattice, noted $(\mathcal{P}(M), \wedge, \vee)$.
A ...

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### Matrices with entries in a $C^*$-algebra

Let $\mathcal{A}$ be a $C^\ast$-algebra. Consider vector space of matrices of size $n\times n$ whose entries in $\mathcal{A}$. Denote this vector space $M_{n,n}(\mathcal{A})$. We can define involution ...

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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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### A problem in functional calculus

This is embarrassing, I think it must work, but I can't see how to prove it works. If anyone knows enough functional calculus of operators on a Hilbert space to tell me how to do it, I would be very ...

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### Does the following $ C^{*} $-algebraic result have a purely algebraic proof?

While studying the proof of Bott periodicity for operator $ K $-theory in this set of notes, I learned this fact:
Theorem. Let $ A $ and $ B $ be $ C^{*} $-algebras. Let $ f,g: A \to B $ be $ * ...

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### Extending GUE to a measure on operators?

Let $\mathcal H_n$ denote the space of Hermitian $n\times n$ matrices and let $\mu_{GUE}$ denote the following measure on $\mathcal H_n$:
$$
\mu_{GUE}(dM) = \exp\left( -\frac{n}{2}\text{tr}\ ...

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### reference request: direct product of WOT-continuous unitary representations

In an article I'm revising, I spend some time giving a self-contained proof of the following result
Let $G$ be a (Hausdorff) topological group and let $(\pi_i)$ be a family of unitary ...

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### Cuntz comparison of strictly positive elements in finite C*-algebras

Let $A$ be a finite, non-unital C*-algebra, $s\in A$ a strictly positive element and $a\in A$ a positive element that is Cuntz-equivalent to $s$, i.e. there exist sequences $\{x_n\},\{y_n\}\subset A$ ...

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### Reference request for translating from Top to C*-alg

Some recent questions on MO (for example, Do subalgebras of C(X) admit a description in terms of the compact Hausdorff space X?) have been about Gelfand duality-- namely, that the categories of ...

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### positive not completely positive maps

In extension to this question
Positive but not completely positive?
I'd like to know, for $k>1$, examples of $k$-positive linear maps of a matrix algebra into itself that are not $k+1$-positive. ...

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### Stinespring's dilation without $C^{\ast}$-algebras

Does Stinespring's dilation theorem hold if the algebra of interest is a topological $\ast$-algebra instead of the usual $C^{\ast}$-algebra?
I will now state the version of Stinespring's dilation ...