1. CMB Online first
|Property T and Amenable Transformation Group $C^*$-algebras|
It is well known that a discrete group which is both amenable and has Kazhdan's Property T must be finite. In this note we generalize the above statement to the case of transformation groups. We show that if $G$ is a discrete amenable group acting on a compact Hausdorff space $X$, then the transformation group $C^*$-algebra $C^*(X, G)$ has Property T if and only if both $X$ and $G$ are finite. Our approach does not rely on the use of tracial states on $C^*(X, G)$.
Keywords:Property T, $C^*$-algebras, transformation group, amenable
2. CMB 2007 (vol 50 pp. 268)
|On the Lack of Inverses to $C^*$-Extensions Related to Property T Groups |
Using ideas of S. Wassermann on non-exact $C^*$-algebras and property T groups, we show that one of his examples of non-invertible $C^*$-extensions is not semi-invertible. To prove this, we show that a certain element vanishes in the asymptotic tensor product. We also show that a modification of the example gives a $C^*$-extension which is not even invertible up to homotopy.
Keywords:$C^*$-algebra extension, property T group, asymptotic tensor $C^*$-norm, homotopy
Categories:19K33, 46L06, 46L80, 20F99