# Questions tagged [von-neumann-algebras]

Subtag of the [oa.operator-algebras] tag for questions about von Neumann algebras, that is, weak operator topology closed, unital, *-subalgebras of bounded operators on a Hilbert space.

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### Relation between factor condition on von Neumann algebras and modularity condition on ribbon fusion categories

A modular tensor category is defined to be a ribbon fusion category $\mathcal{C}$ in which the only objects which commute with all other objects are multiples of the identity. That is, if we denote by ...
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### Depth of the reduced subfactor

Suppose $N\subset M$ is a finite depth subfactor with $[M:N]<\infty$. Consider the reduced subfactor $pNp\subset pMp$ for some projection $p\in N$. How to calculate the depth of $pNp\subset pMp$ in ...
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### Choosing a net of projections from a given collection

Let $\mathcal M$ be a von Neumann algebra. Let $S$ be a nonempty set. Consider $\Omega$ to be the collection of all finite subsets of $S$. Suppose for all $\omega\in\Omega$ we have $I_\omega$ a ...
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### Backwards stable factors

A factor $R$ is called stable if $M_n(R)\cong R$ for all $n>0$. For the sake of this question, we call a factor backwards stable if $R\cong M_n(S)$ implies $S\cong R$ where $S$ is allowed to be any ...
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### Banach isomorphisms between von Neumann algebras

It seems that most people are talking about $*$-isomorphisms of von Neumann algebras. However, I can not find any references for the Banach isomorphisms, i.e., let $A,B$ be two different von Neumann ...
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### Questions related to a paper of Cowling-Haagerup and uniform lattices of $\mathrm{Sp}(1,n)$

I am reading the following paper of Cowling and Haagerup for my master’s thesis. I am new to this area so I am not very conversant. So I do apologize if the questions are silly. Question 1. In the ...
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### Invariant weights associated to algebraic quantum groups

Consider an algebraic quantum group $(A, \Delta)$ in the sense of Van Daele, i.e. a regular multiplier Hopf $^*$-algebra with a positive left integral $\varphi$ and a positive right integral $\psi$. ...
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### *-homomorphisms from $L^\infty(0, 1)$ to itself that acts as the identity on continuous functions

Let $\pi: L^\infty([0, 1], \lambda) \rightarrow L^\infty([0, 1], \lambda)$ be a *-homomorphism (where $\lambda$ is the Lebesgue measure on $[0, 1]$), not necessarily normal (otherwise the question is ...
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### Tensor product of operator values weights (in the theory of locally compact quantum groups)

Let $M$ be a von Neumann algebra and $\psi$ a normal faithful semifinite weight on $M$. Then one should be able to form the object $$\iota \otimes \psi: (M\overline{\otimes} M)_+ \to \widehat{M_+}.$$ ...
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### Extreme points in the space of ucp maps

Suppose $M$ and $N$ are $\mathrm{II}_1$ factors. Let $\tau\mathrm{UCP}(M,N)$ be the convex space of trace-preserving UCP maps from $M$ to $N$, equipped with the topology of pointwise weak* convergence....
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### Intersection of von-Neumann algebra factors

Given two von-Neumann algebra factors $\mathcal M,\mathcal N$, is $\mathcal M\cap\mathcal N$ a factor? And how about the intersection of infinitely many factors? Notes: I know that the intersection ...
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### Compactly supported continuous functions as a Tomita algebra

Let $G$ be a locally compact group with modular function $\delta_G$ and consider $\mathcal{K}(G)$, the set of compactly supported continuous functions $G\to \mathbb{C}$, with the $*$-algebra structure ...
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### Does ${\rm Tr}(l(a)+l(b)) ={\rm Tr}(l(\alpha_1 a +\alpha_2 b ))$ imply that $l(a)l(b)=r(a)r(b)=0$?

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space and let $a,b\in B(H)$ be such that $${\rm Tr}(l(a))={\rm Tr}(r(a))<\infty , {\rm Tr}(l(b))={\rm Tr}(r(b))<\infty,$$ {\rm Tr}(l(a)+l(b)) ={\rm Tr}(l(\alpha_1 a +\...
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### Every locally compact group gives rise to a locally compact quantum group

A locally compact quantum group (in the sense of Vaes-Kustermans) consists of the data $(M, \Delta, \varphi, \psi)$ with $M$ a von Neumann algebra, $\Delta: M \to M \overline{\otimes} M$ a normal ...
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### Least upper bound of type I factors

Given two type I (von-Neumann algebra) factors $\mathcal M,\mathcal N$, is there a smallest type I factor containing both $\mathcal M,\mathcal N$? Notes: $\mathcal M,\mathcal N$ are over the same ...
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### Takesaki: question about lemma in section "Left Hilbert algebras and weights"

To make this question relatively self-contained, this post is quite long, but the question itself is rather short. Consider the following fragments in Takesaki's second volume "Theory of operator ...
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### Takesaki II "Connes cocycle derivative"

Consider the following fragments from Takesaki's second volume "Theory of operator algebras" (chapter VIII $\oint 3$, Modular Automorphism groups, p107-108: Why are the second and third ...
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### Intersection of finitely many type-I von-Neumann algebra factors

If $\mathcal M,\mathcal N$ are type-I von-Neumann algebra factors (over the same Hilbert space $\mathcal H$), is $\mathcal M\cap\mathcal N$ a type-I von-Neumann algebra factor? Notes: An elementary ...
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### Intersection of type-I von-Neumann algebra factors

Is the intersection of a (possibly infinite) family $\{\mathcal M_i\}$ of type-I von-Neumann algebra factors (over the same Hilbert space $\mathcal H$) again a type-I von-Neumann algebra factor?
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### $\tau$-measurable operator

Problem: Let $M$ be a semifinite von Neumann algebra with a faithful semifinite normal trace $\tau$. Let $m$ be a positive element in $M$ and let $e_{(0,\infty)}(m)$ be the spectral projection of $m$ ...
A tracial von Neumann algebra $(M,\tau)$ is a von Neumann algebra with a faithful normal tracial state $\tau$ on $M$. That is, $\tau$ is a function from $M \to \mathbb{C}$ such that it is a faithful ...
Let $B\subset A$ be an inclusion of $C^*$ - algebras. I am having confusions on the existence of a conditional expectation $E: A \to B$. I could see that in general an inclusion need not have any ...