26. CMB 2004 (vol 47 pp. 445)
 Pirkovskii, A. Yu.

Biprojectivity and Biflatness for Convolution Algebras of Nuclear Operators
For a locally compact group $G$, the convolution product on
the space $\nN(L^p(G))$ of nuclear operators was defined by Neufang
\cite{Neuf_PhD}. We study homological properties of the convolution algebra
$\nN(L^p(G))$ and relate them to some properties of the group $G$,
such as compactness, finiteness, discreteness, and amenability.
Categories:46M10, 46H25, 43A20, 16E65 

27. CMB 2004 (vol 47 pp. 168)
 Baake, Michael; Sing, Bernd

Kolakoski$(3,1)$ Is a (Deformed) Model Set
Unlike the (classical) Kolakoski sequence on the alphabet $\{1,2\}$, its analogue
on $\{1,3\}$ can be related to a primitive substitution rule. Using this connection,
we prove that the corresponding biinfinite fixed point is a regular generic model set
and thus has a pure point diffraction spectrum. The Kolakoski$(3,1)$ sequence is
then obtained as a deformation, without losing the pure point diffraction property.
Categories:52C23, 37B10, 28A80, 43A25 

28. CMB 2004 (vol 47 pp. 215)
 Jaworski, Wojciech

Countable Amenable Identity Excluding Groups
A discrete group $G$ is called \emph{identity excluding\/}
if the only irreducible
unitary representation of $G$ which weakly contains the $1$dimensional identity
representation is the $1$dimensional identity representation itself. Given a
unitary representation $\pi$ of $G$ and a probability measure $\mu$ on $G$, let
$P_\mu$ denote the $\mu$average $\int\pi(g) \mu(dg)$. The goal of this article
is twofold: (1)~to study the asymptotic behaviour of the powers $P_\mu^n$, and
(2)~to provide a characterization of countable amenable identity excluding groups.
We prove that for every adapted probability measure $\mu$ on an identity excluding
group and every unitary representation $\pi$ there exists and orthogonal projection
$E_\mu$ onto a $\pi$invariant subspace such that $s$$\lim_{n\to\infty}\bigl(P_\mu^n
\pi(a)^nE_\mu\bigr)=0$ for every $a\in\supp\mu$. This also remains true for suitably
defined identity excluding locally compact groups. We show that the class of countable
amenable identity excluding groups coincides with the class of $\FC$hypercentral
groups; in the finitely generated case this is precisely the class of groups of
polynomial growth. We also establish that every adapted random walk on a countable
amenable identity excluding group is ergodic.
Categories:22D10, 22D40, 43A05, 47A35, 60B15, 60J50 

29. CMB 2003 (vol 46 pp. 268)
 Puls, Michael J.

Group Cohomology and $L^p$Cohomology of Finitely Generated Groups
Let $G$ be a finitely generated, infinite group, let $p>1$, and let
$L^p(G)$ denote the Banach space $\{ \sum_{x\in G} a_xx \mid \sum_{x\in
G} a_x ^p < \infty \}$. In this paper we will study the first
cohomology group of $G$ with coefficients in $L^p(G)$, and the first
reduced $L^p$cohomology space of $G$. Most of our results will be for a
class of groups that contains all finitely generated, infinite nilpotent
groups.
Keywords:group cohomology, $L^p$cohomology, central element of infinite order, harmonic function, continuous linear functional Categories:43A15, 20F65, 20F18 

30. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 483)
 Baake, Michael

Diffraction of Weighted Lattice Subsets
A Dirac comb of point measures in Euclidean space with bounded
complex weights that is supported on a lattice $\varGamma$ inherits
certain general properties from the lattice structure. In
particular, its autocorrelation admits a factorization into a
continuous function and the uniform lattice Dirac comb, and its
diffraction measure is periodic, with the dual lattice
$\varGamma^*$ as lattice of periods. This statement remains true
in the setting of a locally compact Abelian group whose topology
has a countable base.
Keywords:diffraction, Dirac combs, lattice subsets, homometric sets Categories:52C07, 43A25, 52C23, 43A05 

31. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 436)
32. CMB 2001 (vol 44 pp. 231)
 Rosenblatt, Joseph M.; Willis, George A.

Weak Convergence Is Not Strong Convergence For Amenable Groups
Let $G$ be an infinite discrete amenable group or a nondiscrete
amenable group. It is shown how to construct a net $(f_\alpha)$ of
positive, normalized functions in $L_1(G)$ such that the net converges weak*
to invariance but does not converge strongly to invariance. The solution of
certain linear equations determined by colorings of the Cayley graphs of the
group are central to this construction.
Category:43A07 

33. CMB 2000 (vol 43 pp. 330)
 Hare, Kathryn E.

Maximal Operators and Cantor Sets
We consider maximal operators in the plane, defined by Cantor sets of
directions, and show such operators are not bounded on $L^2$ if the
Cantor set has positive Hausdorff dimension.
Keywords:maximal functions, Cantor set, lacunary set Categories:42B25, 43A46 

34. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 169)
 Ding, Hongming

Heat Kernels of Lorentz Cones
We obtain an explicit formula for heat kernels of Lorentz cones, a
family of classical symmetric cones. By this formula, the heat
kernel of a Lorentz cone is expressed by a function of time $t$ and
two eigenvalues of an element in the cone. We obtain also upper and
lower bounds for the heat kernels of Lorentz cones.
Keywords:Lorentz cone, symmetric cone, Jordan algebra, heat kernel, heat equation, LaplaceBeltrami operator, eigenvalues Categories:35K05, 43A85, 35K15, 80A20 

35. CMB 1998 (vol 41 pp. 392)
36. CMB 1997 (vol 40 pp. 316)
37. CMB 1997 (vol 40 pp. 296)
38. CMB 1997 (vol 40 pp. 183)
 Kepert, Andrew G.

The range of group algebra homomorphisms
A characterisation of the range of a homomorphism between two
commutative group algebras is presented which implies, among other
things, that this range is closed. The work relies mainly on the
characterisation of such homomorphisms achieved by P.~J.~Cohen.
Categories:43A22, 22B10, 46J99 

39. CMB 1997 (vol 40 pp. 133)
 Blackmore, T. D.

Derivations from totally ordered semigroup algebras into their duals
For a wellbehaved measure $\mu$, on a locally compact
totally ordered set $X$, with continuous part $\mu_c$, we make
$L^p(X,\mu_c)$
into a commutative Banach bimodule over the totally ordered
semigroup algebra
$L^p(X,\mu)$, in such a way that the natural surjection from the algebra
to the module is a bounded derivation. This gives rise to bounded
derivations from $L^p(X,\mu)$
into its dual module and in particular shows that if $\mu_c$ is not
identically zero then $L^p(X,\mu)$ is not weakly
amenable. We show that all bounded derivations from $L^1(X,\mu)$
into its dual module arise in this way and also describe all bounded
derivations from
$L^p(X,\mu)$ into its dual for $1
Categories:43A20, 46M20 
