Search: MSC category 46L
( Selfadjoint operator algebras ($C^$algebras, von Neumann ($W^*$) algebras, etc.) [See also 22D25, 47Lxx] *$algebras, von Neumann ($W^*$) algebras, etc.) [See also 22D25, 47Lxx] * )
1. CJM Online first
 Kaftal, Victor; Ng, Ping Wong; Zhang, Shuang

Strict comparison of positive elements in multiplier algebras
Main result: If a C*algebra $\mathcal{A}$ is simple, $\sigma$unital,
has finitely many extremal traces, and has strict comparison
of positive elements by traces, then its multiplier algebra
$\operatorname{\mathcal{M}}(\mathcal{A})$
also has strict comparison of positive elements by traces. The
same results holds if ``finitely many extremal traces" is replaced
by ``quasicontinuous scale".
A key ingredient in the proof is that every positive element
in the multiplier algebra of an arbitrary $\sigma$unital C*algebra
can be approximated by a bidiagonal series.
An application of strict comparison: If $\mathcal{A}$ is a simple separable
stable C*algebra with real rank zero, stable rank one, and
strict comparison of positive elements by traces, then whether
a positive element is a positive linear combination of projections
is determined by the trace values of its range projection.
Keywords:strict comparison, bidiagonal form, positive combinations Categories:46L05, 46L35, 46L45, 47C15 

2. CJM Online first
 Runde, Volker; Viselter, Ami

On positive definiteness over locally compact quantum groups
The notion of positivedefinite functions over locally compact
quantum
groups was recently introduced and studied by Daws and Salmi.
Based
on this work, we generalize various wellknown results about
positivedefinite
functions over groups to the quantum framework. Among these are
theorems
on "square roots" of positivedefinite functions, comparison
of
various topologies, positivedefinite measures and characterizations
of amenability, and the separation property with respect to compact
quantum subgroups.
Keywords:bicrossed product, locally compact quantum group, noncommutative $L^p$space, positivedefinite function, positivedefinite measure, separation property Categories:20G42, 22D25, 43A35, 46L51, 46L52, 46L89 

3. CJM 2016 (vol 68 pp. 698)
 Skalski, Adam; Sołtan, Piotr

Quantum Families of Invertible Maps and Related Problems
The notion of families of quantum invertible maps (C$^*$algebra
homomorphisms satisfying PodleÅ' condition) is employed to strengthen
and reinterpret several results concerning universal quantum
groups acting on finite quantum spaces. In particular Wang's
quantum automorphism groups are shown to be universal with respect
to quantum families of invertible maps. Further the construction
of the Hopf image of Banica and Bichon is phrased in the purely
analytic language and employed to define the quantum subgroup
generated by a family of quantum subgroups or more generally
a family of quantum invertible maps.
Keywords:quantum families of invertible maps, Hopf image, universal quantum group Categories:46L89, 46L65 

4. CJM 2016 (vol 68 pp. 309)
 Daws, Matthew

Categorical Aspects of Quantum Groups: Multipliers and Intrinsic Groups
We show that the assignment of the (left) completely bounded
multiplier algebra
$M_{cb}^l(L^1(\mathbb G))$ to a locally compact quantum group
$\mathbb G$, and
the assignment of the intrinsic group, form functors between
appropriate
categories. Morphisms of locally compact quantum
groups can be described by Hopf $*$homomorphisms between universal
$C^*$algebras, by bicharacters, or by special sorts of coactions.
We show that the whole
theory of completely bounded multipliers can be lifted to the
universal
$C^*$algebra level, and that then the different pictures of
both multipliers
(reduced, universal, and as centralisers)
and morphisms interact in extremely natural ways. The intrinsic
group of a
quantum group can be realised as a class of multipliers, and
so our techniques
immediately apply. We also show how to think of the intrinsic
group using
the universal $C^*$algebra picture, and then, again, show how
the differing
views on the intrinsic group interact naturally with morphisms.
We show that
the intrinsic group is the ``maximal classical'' quantum subgroup
of a locally
compact quantum group, show that it is even closed in the strong
Vaes sense,
and that the intrinsic group functor is an adjoint to the inclusion
functor
from locally compact groups to quantum groups.
Keywords:locally compact quantum group, morphism, intrinsic group, multiplier, centraliser Categories:20G42, 22D25, 43A22, 43A35, 43A95, 46L52, 46L89, 47L25 

5. CJM Online first
 Klep, Igor; Špenko, Špela

Free function theory through matrix invariants
This paper concerns free function theory. Free maps are free
analogs of analytic functions in several complex variables,
and are defined in terms of freely noncommuting variables.
A function of $g$ noncommuting variables is a function on $g$tuples
of square matrices of all sizes that respects direct sums and
simultaneous conjugation.
Examples of such maps include noncommutative polynomials, noncommutative
rational functions and convergent noncommutative power series.
In sharp contrast to the existing literature in free analysis, this article
investigates free maps \emph{with involution} 
free analogs of real analytic functions.
To
get a grip on these,
techniques and tools from invariant theory are developed and
applied to free analysis. Here is a sample of the results obtained.
A characterization of polynomial free maps via properties of
their finitedimensional slices is presented and then used to
establish power series expansions for analytic free maps about
scalar and nonscalar points; the latter are series of generalized
polynomials for which an invarianttheoretic characterization
is given.
Furthermore,
an inverse and implicit function theorem for free maps with
involution is obtained.
Finally, with a selection of carefully chosen examples
it is shown that
free maps with involution
do not exhibit strong rigidity properties
enjoyed by their involutionfree
counterparts.
Keywords:free algebra, free analysis, invariant theory, polynomial identities, trace identities, concomitants, analytic maps, inverse function theorem, generalized polynomials Categories:16R30, 32A05, 46L52, 15A24, 47A56, 15A24, 46G20 

6. CJM 2015 (vol 67 pp. 1290)
 Charlesworth, Ian; Nelson, Brent; Skoufranis, Paul

On Twofaced Families of Noncommutative Random Variables
We demonstrate that the notions of bifree independence and combinatorialbifree
independence of twofaced families are equivalent using a diagrammatic
view of binoncrossing partitions.
These diagrams produce an operator model on a Fock space suitable
for representing any twofaced family of noncommutative random
variables.
Furthermore, using a Kreweras complement on binoncrossing partitions
we establish the expected formulas for the multiplicative convolution
of a bifree pair of twofaced families.
Keywords:free probability, operator algebras, bifree Category:46L54 

7. CJM Online first
 Phillips, John; Raeburn, Iain

Centrevalued Index for Toeplitz Operators with Noncommuting Symbols
We formulate and prove a ``winding number'' index
theorem for certain ``Toeplitz'' operators in the same spirit
as GohbergKrein, Lesch and others. The ``number'' is replaced
by a selfadjoint operator in a subalgebra $Z\subseteq Z(A)$
of a unital $C^*$algebra, $A$. We assume a faithful $Z$valued
trace $\tau$ on $A$ left invariant under an action $\alpha:{\mathbf
R}\to Aut(A)$ leaving $Z$ pointwise fixed.If $\delta$ is the
infinitesimal generator of $\alpha$ and $u$ is invertible in
$\operatorname{dom}(\delta)$ then the
``winding operator'' of $u$ is $\frac{1}{2\pi i}\tau(\delta(u)u^{1})\in
Z_{sa}.$ By a careful choice of representations we extend $(A,Z,\tau,\alpha)$
to a von Neumann setting
$(\mathfrak{A},\mathfrak{Z},\bar\tau,\bar\alpha)$ where $\mathfrak{A}=A^{\prime\prime}$
and $\mathfrak{Z}=Z^{\prime\prime}.$
Then $A\subset\mathfrak{A}\subset \mathfrak{A}\rtimes{\bf R}$, the von
Neumann crossed product, and there is a faithful, dual $\mathfrak{Z}$trace
on $\mathfrak{A}\rtimes{\bf R}$. If $P$ is the projection in $\mathfrak{A}\rtimes{\bf
R}$
corresponding to the nonnegative spectrum of the generator of
$\mathbf R$ inside $\mathfrak{A}\rtimes{\mathbf R}$ and
$\tilde\pi:A\to\mathfrak{A}\rtimes{\mathbf R}$
is the embedding then we define for $u\in A^{1}$, $T_u=P\tilde\pi(u)
P$
and show it is Fredholm in an appropriate sense and the $\mathfrak{Z}$valued
index of $T_u$ is the negative of the winding operator.
In outline the proof follows the proof of the scalar case done
previously by the authors. The main difficulty is making sense
of the constructions with the scalars replaced by $\mathfrak{Z}$ in
the von Neumann setting. The construction of the dual $\mathfrak{Z}$trace
on $\mathfrak{A}\rtimes{\mathbf R}$ required the nontrivial development
of a $\mathfrak{Z}$Hilbert Algebra theory. We show that certain of
these Fredholm operators fiber as a ``section'' of Fredholm operators
with scalarvalued index and the centrevalued index fibers as
a section of the scalarvalued indices.
Keywords:index ,Toeplitz operator Categories:46L55, 19K56, 46L80 

8. CJM 2015 (vol 67 pp. 990)
 Amini, Massoud; Elliott, George A.; Golestani, Nasser

The Category of Bratteli Diagrams
A category structure for Bratteli diagrams is proposed and a
functor from
the category of AF algebras to the category of Bratteli diagrams
is
constructed. Since isomorphism of Bratteli diagrams in this
category coincides
with Bratteli's notion of equivalence, we obtain in particular
a functorial formulation of Bratteli's
classification of AF algebras (and at the same time, of Glimm's
classification of UHF~algebras).
It is shown that the three approaches
to classification of AF~algebras, namely, through Bratteli diagrams,
Ktheory, and
abstract classifying categories, are essentially the same
from a categorical point of view.
Keywords:C$^{*}$algebra, category, functor, AF algebra, dimension group, Bratteli diagram Categories:46L05, 46L35, 46M15 

9. CJM Online first
 Izumi, Masaki; Morrison, Scott; Penneys, David

Quotients of $A_2 * T_2$
We study unitary quotients of the free product unitary pivotal
category $A_2*T_2$.
We show that such quotients are parametrized by an integer $n\geq
1$ and an $2n$th root of unity $\omega$.
We show that for $n=1,2,3$, there is exactly one quotient and
$\omega=1$.
For $4\leq n\leq 10$, we show that there are no such quotients.
Our methods also apply to quotients of $T_2*T_2$, where we have
a similar result.
The essence of our method is a consistency check on jellyfish
relations.
While we only treat the specific cases of $A_2 * T_2$ and $T_2
* T_2$, we anticipate that our technique can be extended to a
general method for proving nonexistence of planar algebras with
a specified principal graph.
During the preparation of this manuscript, we learnt of Liu's
independent result on composites of $A_3$ and $A_4$ subfactor
planar algebras
(arxiv:1308.5691).
In 1994, BischHaagerup showed that the principal graph of a
composite of $A_3$ and $A_4$ must fit into a certain family,
and Liu has classified all such subfactor planar algebras.
We explain the connection between the quotient categories and
the corresponding composite subfactor planar algebras.
As a corollary of Liu's result, there are no such quotient categories
for $n\geq 4$.
This is an abridged version of
arxiv:1308.5723.
Keywords:pivotal category, free product, quotient, subfactor, intermediate subfactor Category:46L37 

10. CJM 2015 (vol 67 pp. 481)
 an Huef, Astrid; Archbold, Robert John

The C*algebras of Compact Transformation Groups
We investigate the representation theory of the
crossedproduct $C^*$algebra associated to a compact group $G$
acting on a locally compact space $X$ when the stability subgroups
vary discontinuously.
Our main result applies when $G$ has a principal stability subgroup or
$X$ is locally of finite $G$orbit type. Then the upper multiplicity
of the representation of the crossed product induced from an
irreducible representation $V$ of a stability subgroup is obtained by
restricting $V$ to a certain closed subgroup of the stability subgroup
and taking the maximum of the multiplicities of the irreducible
summands occurring in the restriction of $V$. As a corollary we obtain
that when the trivial subgroup is a principal stability subgroup, the
crossed product is a Fell algebra if and only if every stability
subgroup is abelian. A second corollary is that the $C^*$algebra of
the motion group $\mathbb{R}^n\rtimes \operatorname{SO}(n)$ is a Fell algebra. This uses
the classical branching theorem for the special orthogonal group
$\operatorname{SO}(n)$ with respect to $\operatorname{SO}(n1)$. Since proper transformation
groups are locally induced from the actions of compact groups, we
describe how some of our results can be extended to transformation
groups that are locally proper.
Keywords:compact transformation group, proper action, spectrum of a C*algebra, multiplicity of a representation, crossedproduct C*algebra, continuoustrace C*algebra, Fell algebra Categories:46L05, 46L55 

11. CJM 2015 (vol 67 pp. 870)
 Lin, Huaxin

Minimal Dynamical Systems on Connected Odd Dimensional Spaces
Let $\beta\colon S^{2n+1}\to S^{2n+1}$ be a minimal homeomorphism ($n\ge 1$). We show that
the crossed product $C(S^{2n+1})\rtimes_\beta \mathbb{Z}$ has rational tracial rank at most one.
Let $\Omega$ be a connected compact metric space with finite covering dimension and
with $H^1(\Omega, \mathbb{Z})=\{0\}.$ Suppose that $K_i(C(\Omega))=\mathbb{Z}\oplus G_i,$ where $G_i$ is a finite abelian group, $i=0,1.$
Let $\beta\colon \Omega\to\Omega$ be a minimal homeomorphism. We also show that
$A=C(\Omega)\rtimes_\beta\mathbb{Z}$ has rational tracial rank at most one and is
classifiable.
In particular, this applies to the minimal dynamical systems on
odd dimensional real projective spaces.
This is done by studying minimal homeomorphisms on $X\times \Omega,$ where
$X$ is the Cantor set.
Keywords:minimal dynamical systems Categories:46L35, 46L05 

12. CJM 2014 (vol 67 pp. 404)
 Hua, Jiajie; Lin, Huaxin

Rotation Algebras and the Exel Trace Formula
We found that if $u$ and $v$ are any two unitaries in
a unital $C^*$algebra with $\uvvu\\lt 2$ and $uvu^*v^*$ commutes with
$u$ and $v,$ then the $C^*$subalgebra $A_{u,v}$ generated by $u$ and
$v$ is isomorphic to a quotient of some rotation algebra $A_\theta$
provided that $A_{u,v}$ has a unique tracial state.
We also found that the Exel trace formula holds in any unital
$C^*$algebra.
Let $\theta\in (1/2, 1/2)$ be a real number. We prove the
following:
For any $\epsilon\gt 0,$ there exists $\delta\gt 0$ satisfying the following:
if $u$ and $v$ are two unitaries in any unital simple $C^*$algebra
$A$ with tracial rank zero such that
\[
\uve^{2\pi i\theta}vu\\lt \delta
\text{ and }
{1\over{2\pi i}}\tau(\log(uvu^*v^*))=\theta,
\]
for all tracial state $\tau$ of $A,$ then there exists a pair
of unitaries $\tilde{u}$ and $\tilde{v}$ in $A$
such that
\[
\tilde{u}\tilde{v}=e^{2\pi i\theta} \tilde{v}\tilde{u},\,\,
\u\tilde{u}\\lt \epsilon
\text{ and }
\v\tilde{v}\\lt \epsilon.
\]
Keywords:rotation algebras, Exel trace formula Category:46L05 

13. CJM 2013 (vol 65 pp. 1287)
 Reihani, Kamran

$K$theory of Furstenberg Transformation Group $C^*$algebras
The paper studies the $K$theoretic invariants of the crossed product
$C^{*}$algebras associated with an important family of homeomorphisms
of the tori $\mathbb{T}^{n}$ called Furstenberg transformations.
Using the PimsnerVoiculescu theorem, we prove that given $n$, the
$K$groups of those crossed products, whose corresponding $n\times n$
integer matrices are unipotent of maximal degree, always have the same
rank $a_{n}$. We show using the theory developed here that a claim
made in the literature about the torsion subgroups of these $K$groups
is false. Using the representation theory of the simple Lie algebra
$\frak{sl}(2,\mathbb{C})$, we show that, remarkably, $a_{n}$ has a
combinatorial significance. For example, every $a_{2n+1}$ is just the
number of ways that $0$ can be represented as a sum of integers
between $n$ and $n$ (with no repetitions). By adapting an argument
of van Lint (in which he answered a question of ErdÅs), a simple,
explicit formula for the asymptotic behavior of the sequence
$\{a_{n}\}$ is given. Finally, we describe the order structure of the
$K_{0}$groups of an important class of Furstenberg crossed products,
obtaining their complete Elliott invariant using classification
results of H. Lin and N. C. Phillips.
Keywords:$K$theory, transformation group $C^*$algebra, Furstenberg transformation, Anzai transformation, minimal homeomorphism, positive cone, minimal homeomorphism Categories:19K14, 19K99, 46L35, 46L80, , 05A15, 05A16, 05A17, 15A36, 17B10, 17B20, 37B05, 54H20 

14. CJM 2013 (vol 66 pp. 596)
 Eilers, Søren; Restorff, Gunnar; Ruiz, Efren

The Ordered $K$theory of a Full Extension
Let $\mathfrak{A}$ be a $C^{*}$algebra with real rank zero which has
the stable weak cancellation property. Let $\mathfrak{I}$ be an ideal
of $\mathfrak{A}$ such that $\mathfrak{I}$ is stable and satisfies the
corona factorization property. We prove that
$
0 \to \mathfrak{I} \to \mathfrak{A} \to \mathfrak{A} / \mathfrak{I} \to 0
$
is a full extension if and only if the extension is stenotic and
$K$lexicographic. {As an immediate application, we extend the
classification result for graph $C^*$algebras obtained by Tomforde
and the first named author to the general nonunital case. In
combination with recent results by Katsura, Tomforde, West and the
first author, our result may also be used to give a purely
$K$theoretical description of when an essential extension of two
simple and stable graph $C^*$algebras is again a graph
$C^*$algebra.}
Keywords:classification, extensions, graph algebras Categories:46L80, 46L35, 46L05 

15. CJM 2013 (vol 65 pp. 783)
 Garcés, Jorge J.; Peralta, Antonio M.

Generalised Triple Homomorphisms and Derivations
We introduce generalised triple homomorphism between Jordan Banach
triple systems as a concept which extends the notion of generalised homomorphism between
Banach algebras given by K. Jarosz and B.E. Johnson in 1985 and 1987, respectively.
We prove that every generalised triple homomorphism between JB$^*$triples
is automatically continuous. When particularised to C$^*$algebras, we rediscover
one of the main theorems established by B.E. Johnson. We shall also consider generalised
triple derivations from a Jordan Banach triple $E$ into a Jordan Banach triple $E$module,
proving that every generalised triple derivation from a JB$^*$triple $E$ into itself or into $E^*$
is automatically continuous.
Keywords:generalised homomorphism, generalised triple homomorphism, generalised triple derivation, Banach algebra, Jordan Banach triple, C$^*$algebra, JB$^*$triple Categories:46L05, 46L70, 47B48, 17C65, 46K70, 46L40, 47B47, 47B49 

16. CJM 2013 (vol 65 pp. 1073)
 Kalantar, Mehrdad; Neufang, Matthias

From Quantum Groups to Groups
In this paper we use the recent developments in the
representation theory of locally compact quantum groups,
to assign, to each locally compact
quantum group $\mathbb{G}$, a locally compact group $\tilde {\mathbb{G}}$ which
is the quantum version of pointmasses, and is an
invariant for the latter. We show that ``quantum pointmasses"
can be identified with several other locally compact groups that can be
naturally assigned to the quantum group $\mathbb{G}$.
This assignment preserves compactness as well as
discreteness (hence also finiteness), and for large classes of quantum
groups, amenability. We calculate this invariant for some of the most
wellknown examples of
nonclassical quantum groups.
Also, we show that several structural properties of $\mathbb{G}$ are encoded
by $\tilde {\mathbb{G}}$: the latter, despite being a simpler object, can carry very
important information about $\mathbb{G}$.
Keywords:locally compact quantum group, locally compact group, von Neumann algebra Category:46L89 

17. CJM 2012 (vol 65 pp. 863)
 JosuatVergès, Matthieu

Cumulants of the $q$semicircular Law, Tutte Polynomials, and Heaps
The $q$semicircular distribution is a probability law that
interpolates between the Gaussian law and the semicircular law. There
is a combinatorial interpretation of its moments in terms of matchings
where $q$ follows the number of crossings, whereas for the free
cumulants one has to restrict the enumeration to connected matchings.
The purpose of this article is to describe combinatorial properties of
the classical cumulants. We show that like the free cumulants, they
are obtained by an enumeration of connected matchings, the weight
being now an evaluation of the Tutte polynomial of a socalled
crossing graph. The case $q=0$ of these cumulants was studied by
Lassalle using symmetric functions and hypergeometric series. We show
that the underlying combinatorics is explained through the theory of
heaps, which is Viennot's geometric interpretation of the
CartierFoata monoid. This method also gives a general formula for
the cumulants in terms of free cumulants.
Keywords:moments, cumulants, matchings, Tutte polynomials, heaps Categories:05A18, 05C31, 46L54 

18. CJM 2012 (vol 65 pp. 481)
19. CJM 2012 (vol 65 pp. 52)
20. CJM 2012 (vol 65 pp. 485)
 Bice, Tristan Matthew

Filters in C*Algebras
In this paper we analyze states on C*algebras and
their relationship to filterlike structures of projections and
positive elements in the unit ball. After developing the basic theory
we use this to investigate the KadisonSinger conjecture, proving its
equivalence to an apparently quite weak paving conjecture and the
existence of unique maximal centred extensions of projections coming
from ultrafilters on the natural numbers. We then prove that Reid's
positive answer to this for qpoints in fact also holds for rapid
ppoints, and that maximal centred filters are obtained in this case.
We then show that consistently such maximal centred filters do not
exist at all meaning that, for every pure state on the Calkin algebra,
there exists a pair of projections on which the state is 1, even
though the state is bounded strictly below 1 for projections below
this pair. Lastly we investigate towers, using cardinal invariant
equalities to construct towers on the natural numbers that do and do
not remain towers when canonically embedded into the Calkin algebra.
Finally we show that consistently all towers on the natural numbers
remain towers under this embedding.
Keywords:C*algebras, states, KadinsonSinger conjecture, ultrafilters, towers Categories:46L03, 03E35 

21. CJM 2011 (vol 64 pp. 755)
 Brown, Lawrence G.; Lee, Hyun Ho

Homotopy Classification of Projections in the Corona Algebra of a Nonsimple $C^*$algebra
We study projections in the corona algebra of $C(X)\otimes K$, where K
is the $C^*$algebra of compact operators on a separable infinite
dimensional Hilbert space and $X=[0,1],[0,\infty),(\infty,\infty)$,
or $[0,1]/\{ 0,1 \}$. Using BDF's essential codimension, we determine
conditions for a projection in the corona algebra to be liftable to a
projection in the multiplier algebra. We also determine the
conditions for two projections to be equal in $K_0$, Murrayvon
Neumann equivalent, unitarily equivalent, or homotopic. In light of
these characterizations, we construct examples showing that the
equivalence notions above are all distinct.
Keywords:essential codimension, continuous field of Hilbert spaces, Corona algebra Categories:46L05, 46L80 

22. CJM 2011 (vol 64 pp. 544)
23. CJM 2011 (vol 64 pp. 805)
 Chapon, François; Defosseux, Manon

Quantum Random Walks and Minors of Hermitian Brownian Motion
Considering quantum random walks, we construct discretetime
approximations of the eigenvalues processes of minors of Hermitian
Brownian motion. It has been recently proved by Adler, Nordenstam, and
van Moerbeke that the process of eigenvalues of
two consecutive minors of a Hermitian Brownian motion is a Markov
process; whereas, if one considers more than two consecutive minors,
the Markov property fails. We show that there are analog results in
the noncommutative counterpart and establish the Markov property of
eigenvalues of some particular submatrices of Hermitian Brownian
motion.
Keywords:quantum random walk, quantum Markov chain, generalized casimir operators, Hermitian Brownian motion, diffusions, random matrices, minor process Categories:46L53, 60B20, 14L24 

24. CJM 2011 (vol 64 pp. 573)
 Nawata, Norio

Fundamental Group of Simple $C^*$algebras with Unique Trace III
We introduce the fundamental group ${\mathcal F}(A)$ of
a simple $\sigma$unital $C^*$algebra $A$ with unique (up to scalar multiple)
densely defined lower semicontinuous trace.
This is a generalization of ``Fundamental Group of Simple
$C^*$algebras with Unique Trace I and II'' by Nawata and Watatani.
Our definition in this paper makes sense for stably projectionless $C^*$algebras.
We show that there exist separable stably projectionless $C^*$algebras such that
their fundamental groups are equal to $\mathbb{R}_+^\times$
by using the classification theorem of Razak and Tsang.
This is a contrast to the unital case in Nawata and Watatani.
This study is motivated by the work of Kishimoto and Kumjian.
Keywords:fundamental group, Picard group, Hilbert module, countable basis, stably projectionless algebra, dimension function Categories:46L05, 46L08, 46L35 

25. CJM 2011 (vol 64 pp. 455)
 Sherman, David

On Cardinal Invariants and Generators for von Neumann Algebras
We demonstrate how most common cardinal invariants associated with a von
Neumann algebra $\mathcal M$ can be computed from the decomposability number,
$\operatorname{dens}(\mathcal M)$, and the minimal cardinality of a generating
set, $\operatorname{gen}(\mathcal M)$.
Applications include the equivalence of the wellknown generator
problem, ``Is every separablyacting von Neumann algebra
singlygenerated?", with the formally stronger questions, ``Is every
countablygenerated von Neumann algebra singlygenerated?" and ``Is
the $\operatorname{gen}$ invariant monotone?" Modulo the generator problem, we
determine the range of the invariant $\bigl( \operatorname{gen}(\mathcal M),
\operatorname{dens}(\mathcal M) \bigr)$,
which is mostly governed by the inequality $\operatorname{dens}(\mathcal M) \leq
\mathfrak C^{\operatorname{gen}(\mathcal M)}$.
Keywords:von Neumann algebra, cardinal invariant, generator problem, decomposability number, representation density Category:46L10 
