# 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 ...

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### Are there small examples of non-pivotal finite tensor categories?

I'm looking for small concrete examples of non-pivotal finite tensor categories to do some calculations with.
Here a finite tensor category is, according to Etingof-Ostrik, a rigid monoidal category ...

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### Analog of Haar element in an algebra

In a Hopf algebra $H $ (over some field $ k $), there is the notion of a Haar element $ h \in H$. This is an element of the algebra which has the property that if $ V $ is a representation of $ H $, ...

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### Given an algebra, can it be realized as a block of a Hopf algebra?

During a classification problem I came across a set of algebras given as the path algebra of a quiver with relations. As an example the local ones: $k\langle x,y\rangle/x^2,y^2, xy-qyx$, where $q\in k$...

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### Hopf-Galois extensions where the “extension” is a module?

For $H$ a Hopf-algebra, an $H$-Hopf-Galois extension is a map of rings $\phi\colon\thinspace A\to B$ such that $H$ coacts on $B$ over $A$, $B\otimes_AB\cong B\otimes H$, and the cofixed points, or the ...

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### What is the role of fiber functor in Deligne's theorem on Tannakian categories?

The theorem states that, for a field $k$ of characteristic 0, any $k$-linear tensor category with $End(1)=k$ satisfying a condition that each object is annihilated by a Schur functor, is equivalent to ...

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### Lazard's theorem and Hopf structures on the polynomial algebra

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of characteristic $0$. A well-known result of Lazard's states that an algebraic group which is isomorphic as a variety to an affine space is unipotent (M. ...

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### What's the relation between half-twists, star structures and bar involutions on Hopf algebras?

A star structure on a Hopf algebra is an antilinear antiautomorphism squaring to 1 and satisfying some further axioms. A Hopf algebra with a star structure is then a star algebra and a Hopf algebra in ...

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### Quantum Braid Group

Recently I learned the definition of the quantum permutation group $A_s(n)$, which starts from the fundamental representation by permutation matrices and exchanges the entries by noncommuting ...

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### Are the quantum groups $C_q[SU_{1,1}]$ and $C_q[SL_{2}(R)]$ isomorphic?

Classically the group of Moebius transformations of the unit disk and Moebius transformations of the upper half plane are isomorphic, as the unit disk and upper half plane are transformed into each ...

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### Are local finite dimensional Hopf algebras symmetric?

Recall that a finite dimensional algebra $A$ over a field $K$is called a Frobenius algebra in case $A \cong D(A)$ as right modules, where $D(A) \cong Hom_K(A,K)$. In case $A \cong D(A)$ as bimodules, ...

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### Is it possible to define Hopf algebra as an object in the category of (associative) algebras?

I think this must be well-known, but I can't find references, so my apologies from the very beginning.
Consider first the notion of bialgebra. It is usually defined as an object $B$ in the category ${...

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### Categorical interpretation of quantum double $D(A,B,\eta)$

It is known that the Drinfel'd double $D(A)$ of a Hopf algebra $A$ is characterized by the following two properties:
The category of left $D(A)$-modules $_{D(A)}\mathcal{M}$ is equivalent to the ...

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### Bicommutative Hopf algebras have internal hom objects. What are they?

Let $k$ be a field and $\mathcal H$ the category of conilpotent bicommutative Hopf algebras over $k$. (Conilpotent means that every element eventually becomes zero if you apply the reduced ...

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### When is the character group scheme of a group scheme representable? (Affine Case)

While reading Tate's article on Finite Flat Group Schemes in "Modular Forms and Fermat's Last Theorem" I was lead to this question. Let $S$ be a scheme, $G$ a group scheme over $S$, and $T$ an $S$-...

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### Independence of characters with respect to polynomials

I came across the following property :
Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a Lie algebra over a ring $k$ without zero divisors,
$\mathcal{U}=\mathcal{U}(\mathfrak{g})$ be its enveloping algebra. As such, $\...

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### What additional property does the antipode give on the category of all modules over an Hopf algebra?

It is well known that many constructions involving bialgebras extends to monoidal categories, and often becomes more natural in that framework.
If one cares about the category of finite dimensional ...

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### Triviality of Semisimple Hopf Algebras of Cyclic Dimension

A cyclic number is a natural number $n$ such that any group of order $n$ is cyclic. A003277
Theorem (T. Szele, 1947): A number $n$ is cyclic if and only if it is coprime to its Euler totient $\varphi(...

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### An alternative Cauchy theorem on Hopf algebras

Let $\mathbb{A}$ be a finite dimensional Hopf ${\rm C}^{\star}$-algebra.
There already exists a generalization of Cauchy theorem using exponent, see here.
We are interesting in an alternative ...

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### Is there a non-trivial Hopf algebra without left coideal subalgebra?

Let $H$ be a finite dimensional Hopf ${\rm C}^{\star}$-algebra.
A $\star$-subalgebra $I$ of $H$ is a left coideal if $\Delta(I) \subset H \otimes I$.
$H$ is called maximal if it has no left coideal $\...

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### Topological quotient Hopf-algebras and “change-of-rings”

One way of constructing coalgebra objects in the homotopy theorist's category of spectra is to take the suspension spectrum of a space, with the diagonal providing a cocommutative comultiplication. If,...

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### Existence of a Kac algebra for a given fusion ring in a particular class

A $n$-dimensional Kac algebra (i.e., a Hopf C*-algebra), admits finitely many irreducible representations, whose cardinal $r$ is called its rank, the increasing sequence $(d_{1},d_{2},d_{3}, ..., d_{r}...

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### Do purification and equivariantization commute?

Suppose that we have an action of a group $G$ on a (quasi-)Hopf algebra $H$, so that we can construct $H\rtimes G$ as in Majid's Cross Products by Braided Groups and Bosonization. It is known that $...

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### How to compute the abelianization of the representation theory of a Hopf algebra?

I will ask two versions of my question, which probably aren't precisely the same, and I am also interested in hearing about nuances between the two.
Version 1:
Let $(C,\otimes)$ be any monoidal ...

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### Hopf algebra interpretation of hypergraph duality?

The work of Aguiar and Ardila (https://arxiv.org/abs/1709.07504) on Hopf monoids for generalized permutohedra gives a Hopf monoid structure on the collection of hypergraphs; see sections 19 and 20 of ...

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### How to translate multi-segments to Drinfeld polynomials?

Let $\hat{H}_m=\hat{H}_m(q)$ be the Iwahori-Hecke algebra of $GL_m$, see for example, Section 2. The simple $\hat{H}_m$-modules are parametrized by Zelevinsky's multi-segments, See Section 2.2 of the ...

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### The augmentation filtration on a group ring

Let $G$ be a group and $\mathbb QG=\{\sum a_ig_i\colon a_i\in\mathbb Q, g_i\in G\}$ its group ring over $\mathbb Q$. It is a Hopf algebra. Let $I=\{\sum a_ig_i\colon\sum a_i=0\}$ be the augmentation ...

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### Modular double of elliptic quantum group

By studying dynamical quantum Yang-Baxter equations and corresponding $RLL$ relations, Felder defined an elliptic version of quantum group $E_{\tau, \eta}(sl_2)$, which can be understood as $\mathfrak{...

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### Dense Hopf $*$-subalgebra of compact quantum groups and cancellation laws

Recall the notion of the compact quantum group, in the sense of Woronowicz: it is a pair $(A,\Delta)$ where $A$ is a unital $C^*$-algebra and $\Delta:A \to A \otimes_{\min} A$ is a unital $*$-...

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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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### Category of (co)commutative Hopf monoids in an exact category

I'm transferring this question over from SE, since it didn't get much attention over there.
Let $(C, \otimes)$ be an exact monoidal category, and let $H(C)$ be the category of cocommutative and ...

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### DGLA related to the deformation of hopf Algebras

Recently I was considering Hopf algebras and Drinfeld's twists. I stumbled upon
a certain DGLA one can associate to a Hopf algebra (unital bialgebras actually) by copying the formulas obtained by ...

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### Nichols Algebras as Braided Hopf Algebras

Given a Hopf algebra $H$ and a Yetter--Drinfeld module $V$ over $H$, it is well-known that $V$ has an induced braided vector space structure, and so, one can consider it's Nichols algebra which is a ...

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### divided power structure on Hocschild cohomology?

Does Hochschild cohomology of a cocommutative Hopf algebra over a field of positive characteristic have a natural divided power structure?
If not, perhaps a certain natural extra structure on the ...

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### 'Noether normalization' for finite group schemes

Throughout let $p$ be a prime, and let $k$ be a field of characteristic $p$.
Let $G$ be a compact Lie group. Such a $G$ can always be embedded as a closed subgroup of $SU(n)$ for some $n$. This ...

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### When is a given quiver algebra a hopf algebra?

Given a finite dimensional selfinjective quiver algebra A over a finite field (or more generally an arbitrary field). Whats the best way to check if the algebra A has a Hopf algebra structure or not? ...

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### Is there a perfect integral fusion category with PFdim = 2 mod 4?

A finite group $G$ is perfect if $G = G^{(1)} := \langle [G,G] \rangle$.
Proposition: A finite group $G$ is perfect iff any $1$-dimensional complex representation of $G$ is trivial.
proof: First if $...

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### Explicit description of graded (counital) cofree cocommutative coalgebras

Let $k$ be a field of characteristic $p \neq 2$, and $V = \oplus V_{n}$ be a graded vector space over $k$.
Then, can one compute the graded (counital) cofree cocommutative coalgebra $C(V)$ ...

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### Is an integral simple fusion ring, categorifiable?

A fusion ring $\mathcal{F}$ (see here p 28) is integral if the Perron-Frobenius dimension $d(h_i)$ of its basic elements $\{h_1,...,h_r\}$, are integers. Its rank is $r$ and its dimension is $\sum d(...

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### Is the “Toeplitz algebra” the representation ring of a Hopf algebra related to SU(2)?

More precisely, does there exist a Hopf algebra $H$ whose category of (finite-dimensional, complex) representations is generated under direct sum and tensor product by two one-dimensional ...

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### dimension of induced comodule

Let $\pi : G \to H$ be epimorphism of Hopf superalgebras, where $G$ be an quantum super group of function on $GL(m|n)$, $H$ be an quantum group of function on $GL(m) \otimes GL(n)$; $W$ an finite ...

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### It there a nice way to describe the structure of Malcev-complete groups?

Let $\mathbb k$ be a field of characteristic zero. The grouplike functor $\mathbb G$ from complete Hopf algebras to groups is a faithful functor. Its image is the category of Malcev-complete groups ...

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### How are the unit/counit of a Hopf algebra and of an categorical adjunction related?

For categories $\mathcal{C}$ and $\mathcal{D}$, a pair of functors $\mathcal{C} \xrightarrow{\;L\;} \mathcal{D}$ and $\mathcal{C} \xleftarrow{\;R\;} \mathcal{D}\,$ are an adjoint pair if we have ...

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### Lie algebra of a compact Lie group

Let $\mathcal{G}$ be a compact (real) Lie group. We know that the Lie algebra $\mathfrak{g}$ of $\mathcal{G}$ is, by definition, the space of all left-invariant (smooth) vector fields over $\mathcal{G}...

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### Is there a ''simple'' formula for the inverse of the Drinfeld associator?

The Drinfeld associator $\Phi(x_0, x_1)$ encodes the parallel transport of the Knizhnik-Zamolodchikov (KZ) connection $\nabla$ on the bundle $\mathbb{C}\langle\langle x_0, x_1\rangle\rangle$ of formal ...

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### Is the associated grouplike $\gamma=uS(u)^{-1}$ of a quasi-triangular Hopf algebra always the square of another grouplike?

Let $(H,R)$ be a finite-dimensional quasi-triangular Hopf algebra, lets say generated by group-like and skew-primitive elements (I actually need it for $H$ fin. dim. pointed with $G(H)$ abelian). Let $...

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### Does the tensor algebra $T(V)$ of $V$ isomorphic to the symmetric algebra of the free Lie algebra over $V$?

Let $V$ be a finite dimensional vector space. Let $T(V)$ be the tensor algebra over $V$.
Do we have $T(V) \cong S(Lie(V))$ as a graded vector space? Here $S(Lie(V))$ is the symmetric algebra of the ...

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### Semisimple Lie algebras and the commutator algebra

Suppose $A$ is a associative unital $k$-algebra, where $\operatorname{char}k=0$. As is well-known, $A$ becomes a Lie algebra with respect to the commutator bracket $[x, y] = xy-yx$ for $x,y \in A$. ...

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### Lusztig's definition of quantum groups

In his book Introduction to quantum groups, Lusztig gives a definition (Def 3.1.1) of the rational form $U^{\mathbb{Q}(q)}_q$ that is rather different from the usual approach (see [1,Ch.9.1] for ...

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### Is the Nichols-Richmond theorem true for integral fusion rings?

The Nichols-Richmond theorem is a result on cosemisimple Hopf algebras, proved in their paper.
It was restated for integral fusion categories by Dong-Natale-Vendramin (Theorem 3.4 here):
Theorem: ...

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### Cosemi-simple FRT Hopf Algebras

This question is a somewhere similar variation on an old question of mine. Given an FRT-algebra, which is to say, roughly, that it can be constructed from an R-matrix in the Yang--Baxter sense (see ...