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Is the module action $M\times M^*\to M^*$ jointly continuous?

Let $M$ be a W*-algebra and consider the following map: $$\gamma: M\times M^*\to M^*: (a,f)\to af$$ where $af(b)=f(ba)$. Let us consider $M$ under the weak topology $\sigma(M,M^*)$ and $M^*$ under ...
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A relation among projections of a von Neumann algebra

This is a follow-up question on this. Let $A$ be a von Neumann algebra and $P$ be its projection lattice. For $p,s,q \in P$, let us define $ p \perp q \mid s \iff ps^\perp q = 0$ where $s^\perp = ...
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Support vectors and relative modular operator

I'm studying the relative modular operator and I'm looking for o good text to do it. Until now I'm using Araki's papers but I don't know how to deal with the support of a vector, $s^M(\xi)$, which is ...
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Collection of projection operators in finite dimension and algebraic techinques

Consider a set of linearly independent vectors $\{x_1,\dots,x_n\}$ in some finite-dimensional Hilbert space $H$. For any subset $S \subset [n]$, let $P_S$ be the (orthogonal) projection (operator) ...
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Minimal central projection in W*-algebras [closed]

Let $M$ be a W*-algebra. I am looking for the proof of the following fact: Let $z$ be the supremum of minimal projections in $M$. Then $z$ is central.
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Equivalent projections in von Neumann algebras

Let $M$ be a von Neumann algebra in $B(H)$. Let $p$ and $q$ be projections in $M$. Assume that they are equivalent in $B(H)$, i.e there is a partial isometry $u$ in $B(H)$ with $p=uu^*$ and ...
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The positive cone of the standard representation of a Von Neumann algebra

Let $A$ be a von Neumann algebra, let $L^2(A)$ be the underlying Hilbert space of the standard form of $A$, and $P \subset L^2(A)$ the canonical positive cone (see for example this paper by Haagerup). ...
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Submodules of a Hilbert space with finite Jones index with respect to a von Neumann algebra

While studying some basic theory of Cartan subalgebras of von Neumann algebras I found the following fact that I couldn't prove: Let $H$ be a Hilbert space, $A$ and $B$ trace von Neumann subalgebras ...
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rank 1 projections of finite dimensional von Neumann algebra have the same traces?

Let M be a finite dimensional von Neumann algebras with a normal faithful trace. Let e and f be two projections with rank 1. I want to know if e and f have identical traces. (This is obviously true if ...
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Connes's unpublished manuscript on correspondences, anyone?

There exist unpublished notes on correspondences of von Neumann algebras due to Connes. This is often cited, but I've never seen a copy. It would be nice to have this, say, to maybe look further into ...
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semifinite projection

Let $M$ be von Neumann algebra, $p$ be semiefinite projection and $q$ be projection in $M$ such that $Z(q)=Z(p)$. ( $p$ is semifinite projection if every nonzero subprojection of $p$ contains a ...
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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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Approximation of the central support

Let $(M,\tau)$ be a tracial von Neumann algebra, i.e. a unital subalgebra $M=M''\subset \mathbb{B}(H)$; a finite (faithful) trace $\tau: M\to \mathbb{C}$ (faithful means that $\tau(x^*x)=0$ ...
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types of crossed product von Neumann algebras

Let $M$ be a type $II_1$ factor von Neumann algebra, and let $G$ be a discrete group acting on $M$ which is free and ergodic. Is the crossed product von Neumann algebra $M \rtimes G$ type $II_1$ ...
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On the tensor product of irreducible finite index subfactors

This post extends this question on maximal subfactors, admitting this answer of Feng Xu. Statement: A tensor product of irreducible finite index subfactors has a non-obvious intermediate if and only ...
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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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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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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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Can a finite von Neumann algebra be strongly morita equivalent to a properly infinite von neumann algebra?

Can a finite (by finite I mean when the projection $1$ is finite) von Neumann algebra be strongly morita equivalent to a properly infinite von Neumann algebra? (Strong morita equivalence is the same ...
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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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Connes Embedding Conjecture and Fusion Categories

I was recently introduced to Connes' Embedding Conjecture (CEC) which states: Every separable type $II_{1}$ factor is embeddable into $R^{\omega}$. Where $\omega$ is a generic free ultrafilter on ...
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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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Commutative von Neumann algebras and localizable measure spaces

This is not my subject so I apologize if my question is too obvious or understood from other pages. I read some pages such as Reference for the Gelfand-Neumark theorem for commutative von Neumann ...
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Tomita Takesaki theory and boundeness of $S$

Let $M$ be a von Neumann algebra, $\xi$-separating and cyclic vector for $M$. Let $S$ be antilinear operator acting as $x \xi \mapsto x^* \xi$ where $x \in M$. Then one can show that $S$ is closable ...
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The (Hecke) double coset von Neumann algebra

It it well-known in the von Neumann algebra theory that for $\Gamma$ a non-trivial countable group, the von Neumann algebra $L(\Gamma)$ generating by $\Gamma$ acting by left multiplication on ...
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Examples of non-extremal subfactors

Every subfactor $(N \subset M)$ in this post are supposed to be finite index inclusion of ${\rm II}_1$ factors. Definition (here p64): Such a subfactor is called extremal if $tr_{N'} = tr_M$ on ...
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The completely reducible bimodules coming from subfactors

This post is a sequel of: Are all the R-R-bimodules completely reducible? Question: For which (as general as possible) class of subfactors $(N \subset M)$, the bimodule $_NM_M$ is known completely ...
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Koopman representation, weakly compact action, Ozawa Popa

Given a weakly compact action (Ozawa-Popa) of a discrete group $\Gamma$ on p.m space $X$, consider the Koopman representation $\pi$ on $L^2(X)$. Compose this representation with the Calkin projection. ...
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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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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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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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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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Example of joint cyclic and separating vector

Let $\mathcal{H}$ be a separate Hilbert space and $\mathcal{B}(\mathcal{H}) \subset \mathcal{B}(\mathcal{H}) \otimes M_2(C)$ be a W$^*$-inclusion pairs. It is known that this pair share a joint cyclic ...
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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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Connes' correspondences of two $L^\infty$-algebras

In his "Noncommutative Geometry" book Connes asserts (on p. 539) that for two standard probability spaces $(X,\mu_X)$, $(Y,\nu_Y)$ an $N$-$M$-bimodule for $M=L^\infty(X,\mu_X)$ and ...
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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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Is the center of the automorphism group of a von Neumann algebra M trivial whenever M is a factor?

Question: Is the center of the automorphism group of a von Neumann algebra $\mathscr{M}$ trivial (=$\{\mathrm{id}\}$) whenever $\mathscr{M}$ is a factor (=$\mathscr{M}$ has center $\{\lambda I; ...
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A section from subfactors to transitive groups

A finite group-subgroup subfactor is a subfactor $(N \subset M)$ isomorphic to $(R^G \subset R^H)$ with $(H \subset G)$ an inclusion of finite groups acting as outer automorphism on the hyperfinite ...
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The monotone closure of a $C^*$-algebra

Related to Jon's question, I have two questions. Let $\mathcal{A}$ be a concrete $C^*$-algebra on a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. For any selfadjoint subset $S$ of $\mathbb{B}(\mathcal{H})$, let $S^m$ ...
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Abelian subfactors, a relevant concept?

Through the questions below, this post asks whether the concept of abelian subfactor is relevant. Remark : here abelian qualifies an inclusion of II$_1$ factors $(N \subset M)$, $N$ is not an abelian ...
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Murray–von Neumann equivalence on C$^*$-algebra and von Neumann algebra

Let $H$ be a separable infinite dimensional Hilbert space, $M \subset B(H)$ a von Neumann algebra and $A \subset M$ a separable $C^*$-algebra such that $A''=M$. Let $p,q \in M_{\infty}(A)$ be ...
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How the modular theory of von Neumann algebras, deal with generating C*-algebras?

Let $H$ be a separable infinite dimensional Hilbert space, $M \subset B(H)$ a von Neumann algebra and $A \subset M$ a separable $C^*$-algebra such that $A''=M$. Suppose the existence of a bicyclic ...
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The cyclic subfactors theory: a quantum arithmetic?

Context: First recall some results: - Actions of finite groups on the hyperfinite type $II_{1}$ factor $R$ (Jones 1980). - A Galois correspondence for depth 2 irreducible subfactors ...
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Denseness of inner automorphisms inside automorphisms of hyperfinite type III_1 factor

Let $R$ be the hyperfinite type $III_1$ factor, and let $Aut(R)$ be its group of automorphisms, equipped with the $u$-topology (topology of pointwise convergence on the predual). An automorphism ...