# Questions tagged [hopf-algebras]

A Hopf algebra is a vector space $H$ over a field $k$ endowed with an associative product $\times:H\otimes_k H\to H$ and a coassociative coproduct $\Delta:H\to H\otimes_k H$ which is a morphism of algebras. Unit $1:k\to H$, counit $\epsilon:H\to k$ and antipode $S:H\to H$ are also required. Such a structure exists on the group algebra $k G$ of a finite group $G$.

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### Smallest finite dimensional $\mathbb{C}^*$-Hopf algebra that is not "strongly group theoretical"

In this question, let us call a finite dimensional $\mathbb{C}^*$ Hopf algebra $H$ strongly group theoretical if there exists a finite group $G$ such that one of the following three equivalent ...

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### Does the canonical element associated to a finite dimensional $\mathbb{C}^* $-Hopf algebra always have finite order?

Let $\mathcal{A}$ be a finite dimensional $\mathbb{C}^* $-Hopf algebra. Let $B(\mathcal{A})$ be a basis of $\mathcal{A}$ and let
$B(\mathcal{A}^* )=\{ \delta_x\in\mathcal{A}^* | x\in B(\mathcal{A}) \}$...

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### The Balmer spectrum and the thick tensor ideals of the derived category of a Hopf algebra

Given a Hopf algebra $H$ over a field $\mathbb{k}$, the category of finite-dimensional left-$H$-modules naturally becomes a rigid monoidal category with exact monoidal product. Thus clearly the ...

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### Weakly symmetric Hopf algebras

Let $A$ be a finite dimensional Hopf algebra over a field $K$ that is weakly symmetric (meaning $soc P = top P$ for each indecomposable projective $A$-module P).
Question: Is $A$ then automatically ...

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### quantum invariants, ribbon Tannakian duality and classification of ribbon Hopf algebras

In a nutshell, my question is:
Q0: is there a classification of invariant of (framed) tangles arising from the Reshetikhin–Turaev construction?
I will now make it more precise. One could define a ...

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### Is the Drinfeld element of a semisimple quasitriangular Hopf algebra invariant under the Drinfeld twist?

Let $A$ be a finite dimensional semisimple quasitriangular Hopf algebra over $\mathbb{C}$ with universal $R$-matrix denoted by $\mathcal{R}\in A\otimes A$. The Drinfeld element of $A$ is defined as
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### If a strong monoidal functor $F$ has an ambidextrous adjoint, then how close is the adjoint to being strong monoidal?

Let $F : C \to D$ be a strong (symmetric, say) monoidal functor. Suppose that $G : D \to C$ is both left and right adjoint to $F$ (an ambidextrous adjunction). Then by doctrinal adjunction $G$ is both ...

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### Is Malcev completion an embedding?

The Malcev completion of an abstract group $G$ over a field $k$ of characteristic zero is defined by
$$\hat G = \mathbb{G}(\widehat{k[G]}) ,$$
the group-like part of the completed (by the augmentation ...

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### Action of Hopf algebra of identity supported distributions on a Lie group

The Hopf algebra
of identity supported distributions on a lie group is cocommutative. It is well known that it is a group object in the category of cocommutative coalgebras. Is there a canonical ...

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### Germs of left invariant differential operators on a group

Are there germs at the identity of linear differential operators on a group which are not germs at the identity of left invariant differential operators?
I feel like the answer is no but the statement ...

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### Hopf algebras actions

Can you write down a general type of Hopf algebra action? How do you justify the name "action", when it is already used for group actions?
There must be a common core, if the same term is ...

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### Is anything known about the center of the Fomin-Kirillov algebra?

Let $\mathcal{B}_{\mathbb{S}_m}$ be the quotient of the Fomin-Kirillov algebra so that its pairing becomes certainly nondegenerate. This algebra is conjecturally isomorphic to the Fomin-Kirillov ...

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### Are the Drinfeld doubles of twist equivalent Hopf algebras twist equivalent?

Let $H_1$ and $H_2$ be finite dimensional Hopf algebras that are twist equivalent, i.e. $H_2$ is obtained from $H_1$ using a Drinfeld twist. My question is: are the Drinfeld doubles $D(H_1)$ and $D(...

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### Can't parse a statement in an article on coalgebras and umbral calculus

This question is cross-posted from MSE.
I am reading Nigel Ray's "Universal Constructions in Umbral Calculus" (1998, published in "Mathematical Essays in Honor of Gian-Carlo Rota", ...

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### Existence of an element in a Hopf algebra that satisfies a 'flip' property

Consider a Hopf algebra $H$ where $S$ is the antipode and $\Delta$ is the coproduct. Given $a \in H$, I want to know if there always exists an element $b \in H$ satisfying the 'flip' property: $$\...

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### Yetter-Drinfeld modules for Hopf monads

1. Context.
1.1. Classical Yetter-Drinfeld modules.
Let $H$ a bialgebra in a braided monoidal category $\mathcal{C}$. A left-right Yetter-Drinfeld module over $H$ is a triple $(V,\rho,\Delta)$ ...

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### Hopf monads in categorical probability theory

1. Context. According to [1], probability monads are arguably the most important concept in categorical probability theory. In [2] Fritz and Perrone argue that "in order for a monad to really ...

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### Representations of $C\left(SO_q(n)\right)$

A complete classification of irreducible representations of the $C^*$-algebra $C(G_q)$, where $G_q$ is the $q$-deformation of a classical simply connected semisimple compact Lie group, was provided by ...

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### Tannaka duality for Hopf algebroids

Setting. Let $k$ be a field, $A$ a finite-dimensional $k$-algebra, and $H$ a Hopf algebroid over $A$ with invertible antipode. Denote by $\operatorname{mod}(H)$ the category of finite-dimensional ...

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### Generalized wreath products of commutative algebras with Hopf algebras

Fix $k$ a commutative ring (or, if more convenient, assume it’s a field or even an algebraically closed field of characteristic 0, which is the case I’m mainly interested in). Let $A$ be a unital ...

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### When does Morita equivalence between two Hopf-von Neumann algebras imply also equivalence of their categories of comodules?

Let $A$ and $B$ be two Hopf-von Neumann (bi)algebras. Furthermore, let us assume that we know that they are Morita equivalent as von Neumann algebras (i.e. their categories of appropriate ...

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### How to construct the quantum group $U_q(\mathfrak{sl}(2))$ from the quantum coordinate ring $\operatorname{SL}_q(2)$?

Let $k$ be the ground field, and $q$ be an invertible element with $q$ not being a root of unity.
Let $\operatorname{SL}_q(2)$ be the quantum coordinate ring of $\operatorname{SL}(2)$ given explicitly ...

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### Completely contractive Banach algebra structure on the dual of a Hopf $C^*$-algebra

Let $(A, \Delta)$ be a Hopf $C^*$-algebra, i.e. $A$ is a $C^*$-algebra, and $\Delta: A \to M(A\otimes A)$ is an injective non-degenerate $*$-homomorphism that is coassociative:
$$(\iota \otimes \Delta)...

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### Examples of (weak-)bialgebras/Hopf algebras with a finite dimensional unitary representation and corepresentation and polynomial growth rate

I need examples (the more the better, even better if there is a systematic way of construction) of (weak-)bialgebras or (weak-)Hopf algebras $H$ with a finite dimensional representation $\rho$ and a ...

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### How does the Tannaka duality work for weak Hopf algebras and fusion categories?

I'm a physicist and not yet an expert in fusion category. I've heard that it's possible to reconstruct a weak Hopf algebra from its category of representations, and would like to know how this works ...

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### Is the preimage of a Hopf subalgebra a Hopf subalgebra?

I asked this a week ago at MSE, but nobody replied. Could anybody enlighten me if the following is true?
Let $F$ and $G$ be Hopf algebras over a field $k$ (in the usual sence, i.e. Hopf algebras in ...

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### An algebra with more than one Frobenius algebra structure

Can a (finite dimenaional) $\mathbb{K}$-algebra $A$ be equipped with more than one Frobenius structure $\lambda:A \to \mathbb{K}$? Of course we identify two structures $\lambda$ and $\lambda'$ if they ...

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### Associated graded algebras and symmetric Frobenius algebras

Let $A$ be a filtered algebra and let $G$ be its associated graded algebra. As discussed in this question, if $G$ is Frobenius, then $A$ is also Frobenius.
If $G$ is a symmetric Frobenius algebra, ...

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### Concrete examples of quantum duality principle

Let $G$ be a Poisson Lie group, $\mathfrak{g}$ be a Lie algebra of $G$, $G^*$ be a dual of $G$, $\mathscr{C}(G^*)$ be a Poisson algebra of $G^*$, and $U_h(\mathfrak{g})$ be a quantized universal ...

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### Milnor and Moore paper "On the structure of Hopf algebra" proposition 1.7 , filtration and grading

In the Milnor and Moore paper, "On the structure of Hopf algebras" proposition 1.7 said the following:
$A$ a connected $K$-algebra.
$N$ a left $A$ module that is connected as a $K$-graded ...

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### Easy example of a non-symmetric braiding of $\operatorname{Rep}(G)$?

What is the smallest group $G$ such that $\operatorname{Rep}(G)$ has a non-symmetric braiding (or just an easy example)?
I seem to remember a result classifying all universal $R$-matrices of $\mathbb ...

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### Is $[n]_q!$ invertible in $\mathbb C [[h]]\ $?

Consider the Hopf algebra $U_h (sl_2 (\mathbb C))$ over the ring $\mathbb C [[h]]$ generated by $E, F, H$ and relations $:$
$$[H, E] = 2 E,\ \ [H, F] = - 2 F,\ \ [E, F] = \frac {q^H - q^{-H}} {q - q^{-...

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### How does $R \equiv 1\ (\text {mod}\ h)\ $?

Definition $:$ Let $H$ be a Hopf algebra. An invertible element $R \in H \otimes H$ is called a coboundary structure on $H$ if
$(1)$ $\Delta^{\text {op}} = R \Delta R^{-1},$
$(2)$ $R_{21} = R^{-1},$
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### How to show that quantum $sl_2 (\mathbb C)$ is a Hopf algebra deformation of $U (sl_2 (\mathbb C))\ $?

The quantum $sl_2 (\mathbb C)$ is the non-commutative, non-cocommutative Hopf algebra $U_h (sl_2 (\mathbb C))$ over the ring $\mathbb C [[h]]$ generated by $E, F$ and $H$ with the relations $:$
$$[H, ...

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### Drinfeld-Jimbo quantum groups for $q=0$

In the Wikipedia page of Drinfeld--Jimbo quantum groups the values of $q=0,1$ are excluded so as to avoid dividing by zero. The $q=1$ case is discussed in this old question. What about the $q=0$ case? ...

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### Subcoalgebras of symmetric algebra

Consider the symmetric algebra $S(V)$, with its coalgebra structure: $\Delta(x)=1\otimes x+x\otimes1$ on $V$, extended multiplicatively. What are its subcoalgebras?
In some vague sense, they seem to ...

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### Malcev completion of free groups

Let $K$ be a field with $\operatorname{char} K=0$, $\hat{L}_n$ the complete free Lie algebra of $n$ variables $x_1,\dotsc,x_n$ and $\exp(\hat{L}_n)$ its associated group with the product given by BCH ...

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### An algebra map between Hopf algebras that does not commute with the counit

Let $(H,\Delta,\epsilon,S)$ be a Hopf algebra. Can there exist an algebra map $\phi:H \to H$ such that
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\epsilon(\phi(g)) \neq \epsilon(g), ~~~~~ \textrm{ for some } g \in H?
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Does the anti-pode ...

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### Stable Picard group of the tensor product of two Hopf algebras

Suppose we know the stable Picard groups (=Picard group of the stable module category) of two cocommunicative Hopf $k$-algebras $G$ and $H$. Is it possible to deduce the stable Picard group of $G\...

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### A name for "anti-symmetric" Frobenius algebras?

Let $V$ be an $N$-dim vector space and denote its exterior algebra by $\Lambda^{\ast}(V)$. The algebra $\Lambda$ has an obvious Frobenius algebra structure $B(-,-)$ given by wedgeing and then ...

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### Hopf algebra and coideal question

Let $A$ be a Hopf algebra (over a field). Consider a unital subalgebra $B\subseteq A$ with $\Delta(B)\subseteq B\otimes A$. Put
$$B^+:= B\cap \ker(\epsilon).$$
It can be shown that $B^+$ is a two-...

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### Brauer trees that are Hopf algebras

Let $T$ be a Brauer tree with associated Brauer tree algebra $KT$ for some field $K$.
Question 1: For which Brauer trees does there exist a field $K$ such that $KT$ is a Hopf algebra (or more ...

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### Classification of periodic Hopf algebras

Let $A$ be a finite dimensional algebra over a field $K$.
$A$ is called periodic if $A$ as an $A$-bimodule is a periodic module, that is $\Omega^n(A) \cong A$ for some $n \geq 1$. Being periodic ...

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### Hopf algebra of representative k-valued functions of an abstract group

Let $G$ be an abstract group. If we can embed $G$ into a group $H$, in a way that we had $G$ and $H$ of the same Hopf algebra of representative $k$-valued functions ($R(G)\sim R(H)$ as Hopf algebras). ...

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### Up to date summary on semisimple Hopf algebra over $\mathbb{C}$

Question: Is there an up to date summary of results on the classification of semisimple Hopf algebras over $\mathbb{C}$ (or a field of characteristic 0)?
Here are some questions I wonder about:
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### Classifying of low-dimensional Frobenius algebras

Does there exist a classification of finite-dimensional Frobenius algebras in low dimensional cases. This question is motivated by the following analogous question for Hopf algebras.

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### Is there a coalgebraic definition of filtered algebras?

If $M$ is a monoid, then an $M$-graded algebra over $k$ is the same thing as a $k[M]$ comodule algebra. To see this, if $\delta$ is a coaction of $k[M]$ on an algebra $A$, for each $m \in M$ define
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### Is there a classical version of Yetter-Drinfeld modules?

One motivation for the notion of the Drinfeld double $D(H)$ of an Hopf algebra $H$ is that it is defined exactly so that modules over $D(H)$ correspond to Yetter-Drinfeld modules over $H$.
If we think ...

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### Equivalence of Yetter-Drinfeld modules to Drinfeld center: is there a purely categorical proof?

Let $H$ be an Hopf algebra over a field $k$, and let $\mathcal{C}$ be the monoidal category of left $H$-modules.
It is known that the Drinfeld center of $\mathcal{C}$ is equivalent (as a braided ...

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### States "absorbed" by a Haar idempotent on a compact quantum group

Firstly, a small question of nomenclature. If $(S,\bullet)$ is a magma, is there good terminology to relate $a$ to $b$ when
$$a\bullet b=b=b\bullet a?$$
Can we say that $b$ absorbs $a$? Can we say ...