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1. CMB Online first
On the Structure of Cuntz Semigroups in (Possibly) Nonunital C*-algebras We examine the ranks of operators in semi-finite $\mathrm{C}^*$-algebras
as measured by their densely defined lower semicontinuous traces.
We first prove that a unital simple $\mathrm{C}^*$-algebra whose
extreme tracial boundary is nonempty and finite contains positive
operators of every possible rank, independent of the property
of strict comparison. We then turn to nonunital simple algebras
and establish criteria that imply that the Cuntz semigroup is
recovered functorially from the Murray-von Neumann semigroup
and the space of densely defined lower semicontinuous traces.
Finally, we prove that these criteria are satisfied by not-necessarily-unital
approximately subhomogeneous algebras of slow dimension growth.
Combined with results of the first-named author, this shows that
slow dimension growth coincides with $\mathcal Z$-stability,
for approximately subhomogeneous algebras.
Keywords:nuclear C*-algebras, Cuntz semigroup, dimension functions, stably projectionless C*-algebras, approximately subhomogeneous C*-algebras, slow dimension growth Categories:46L35, 46L05, 46L80, 47L40, 46L85 |
2. CMB 2014 (vol 58 pp. 51)
Spectral Flows of Dilations of Fredholm Operators Given an essentially unitary contraction and an arbitrary unitary
dilation of it, there is a naturally associated spectral flow which is
shown to be equal to the index of the operator. This result is
interpreted in terms of the $K$-theory of an associated mapping
cone. It is then extended to connect $\mathbb{Z}_2$ indices of odd symmetric
Fredholm operators to a $\mathbb{Z}_2$-valued spectral flow.
Keywords:spectral flow, Fredholm operators, Z2 indices Categories:19K56, 46L80 |
3. CMB 2012 (vol 56 pp. 870)
Note on Kasparov Product of $C^*$-algebra Extensions Using the Dadarlat isomorphism, we give a characterization for the
Kasparov product of $C^*$-algebra extensions. A certain relation
between $KK(A, \mathcal q(B))$ and $KK(A, \mathcal q(\mathcal k B))$ is also considered when
$B$ is not stable and it is proved that $KK(A, \mathcal q(B))$ and
$KK(A, \mathcal q(\mathcal k B))$ are not isomorphic in general.
Keywords:extension, Kasparov product, $KK$-group Category:46L80 |
4. CMB 2011 (vol 56 pp. 337)
Certain Properties of $K_0$-monoids Preserved by Tracial Approximation We show that the following $K_0$-monoid properties of $C^*$-algebras
in the class $\Omega$ are inherited by simple unital $C^*$-algebras in
the class $TA\Omega$: (1) weak comparability, (2) strictly
unperforated, (3) strictly cancellative.
Keywords:$C^*$-algebra, tracial approximation, $K_0$-monoid Categories:46L05, 46L80, 46L35 |
5. CMB 2010 (vol 54 pp. 82)
Lefschetz Numbers for $C^*$-Algebras
Using Poincar\'e duality, we obtain a formula of Lefschetz type
that computes the Lefschetz number of an endomorphism of a separable
nuclear $C^*$-algebra satisfying Poincar\'e duality and the Kunneth
theorem. (The Lefschetz number of an endomorphism is the graded trace
of the induced map on $\textrm{K}$-theory tensored with $\mathbb{C}$, as in the
classical case.) We then examine endomorphisms of Cuntz--Krieger
algebras $O_A$. An endomorphism has an invariant, which is a
permutation of an infinite set, and the contracting and expanding
behavior of this permutation describes the Lefschetz number of the
endomorphism. Using this description, we derive a closed polynomial
formula for the Lefschetz number depending on the matrix $A$ and the
presentation of the endomorphism.
Categories:19K35, 46L80 |
6. CMB 2009 (vol 53 pp. 37)
$C^*$-Crossed-Products by an Order-Two Automorphism We describe the representation theory of $C^*$-crossed-products of a unital $C^*$-algebra A by the cyclic group of order~2. We prove that there are two main types of irreducible representations for the crossed-product: those whose restriction to A is irreducible and those who are the sum of two unitarily unequivalent representations of~A. We characterize each class in term of the restriction of the representations to the fixed point $C^*$-subalgebra of~A. We apply our results to compute the K-theory of several crossed-products of the free group on two generators.
Categories:46L55, 46L80 |
7. CMB 2009 (vol 52 pp. 598)
Numerical Semigroups That Are Not Intersections of $d$-Squashed Semigroups We say that a numerical semigroup is \emph{$d$-squashed} if it can
be written in the form
$$ S=\frac 1 N \langle a_1,\dots,a_d \rangle \cap \mathbb{Z}$$
for $N,a_1,\dots,a_d$ positive integers with
$\gcd(a_1,\dots, a_d)=1$.
Rosales and Urbano have shown that a numerical semigroup is
2-squashed if and only if it is proportionally modular.
Recent works by Rosales \emph{et al.} give a concrete example of a
numerical semigroup that cannot be written as an intersection of
$2$-squashed semigroups. We will show the existence of infinitely
many numerical semigroups that cannot be written as an
intersection of $2$-squashed semigroups. We also will prove the
same result for $3$-squashed semigroups. We conjecture that there
are numerical semigroups that cannot be written as the
intersection of $d$-squashed semigroups for any fixed $d$, and we
prove some partial results towards this conjecture.
Keywords:numerical semigroup, squashed semigroup, proportionally modular semigroup Categories:20M14, 06F05, 46L80 |
8. CMB 2008 (vol 51 pp. 545)
$C^{\ast}$-Algebras Associated with Mauldin--Williams Graphs A Mauldin--Williams graph $\mathcal{M}$ is a generalization of an
iterated function system by a directed graph. Its invariant set $K$
plays the role of the self-similar set. We associate a $C^{*}$-algebra
$\mathcal{O}_{\mathcal{M}}(K)$ with a Mauldin--Williams graph $\mathcal{M}$
and the invariant set $K$, laying emphasis on the singular points.
We assume that the underlying graph $G$ has no sinks and no sources.
If $\mathcal{M}$ satisfies the open set condition in $K$, and $G$
is irreducible and is not a cyclic permutation, then the associated
$C^{*}$-algebra $\mathcal{O}_{\mathcal{M}}(K)$ is simple and purely
infinite. We calculate the $K$-groups for some examples including the
inflation rule of the Penrose tilings.
Categories:46L35, 46L08, 46L80, 37B10 |
9. CMB 2007 (vol 50 pp. 460)
Weak Semiprojectivity for Purely Infinite $C^*$-Algebras We prove that a separable, nuclear, purely infinite, simple
$C^*$-algebra satisfying the universal coefficient theorem
is weakly semiprojective if and only if
its $K$-groups are direct sums of cyclic groups.
Keywords:Kirchberg algebra, weak semiprojectivity, graph $C^*$-algebra Categories:46L05, 46L80, 22A22 |
10. CMB 2007 (vol 50 pp. 227)
AF-Skeletons and Real Rank Zero Algebras with the Corona Factorization Property Let $A$ be a stable, separable, real rank zero $C^{*}$-algebra, and
suppose that $A$ has an AF-skeleton with only finitely many extreme
traces.
Then the corona algebra ${\mathcal M}(A)/A$ is
purely infinite in the sense of Kirchberg and R\o rdam, which implies that
$A$ has the corona factorization property.
Categories:46L80, 46L85, 19K35 |
11. 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 |
12. CMB 2005 (vol 48 pp. 607)
Toeplitz Algebras and Extensions of\\Irrational Rotation Algebras For a given irrational number $\theta$, we define Toeplitz operators with
symbols in the irrational rotation algebra ${\mathcal A}_\theta$,
and we show that the $C^*$-algebra $\mathcal T({\mathcal
A}_\theta)$ generated by these Toeplitz operators is an extension
of ${\mathcal A}_\theta$ by the algebra of compact operators. We
then use these extensions to explicitly exhibit generators of the
group $KK^1({\mathcal A}_\theta,\mathbb C)$. We also prove an
index theorem for $\mathcal T({\mathcal A}_\theta)$ that
generalizes the standard index theorem for Toeplitz operators on
the circle.
Keywords:Toeplitz operators, irrational rotation algebras, index theory Categories:47B35, 46L80 |
13. CMB 2003 (vol 46 pp. 509)
Symmetries of Kirchberg Algebras Let $G_0$ and $G_1$ be countable abelian groups. Let $\gamma_i$ be an
automorphism of $G_i$ of order two. Then there exists a unital
Kirchberg algebra $A$ satisfying the Universal Coefficient Theorem and
with $[1_A] = 0$ in $K_0 (A)$, and an automorphism $\alpha \in
\Aut(A)$ of order two, such that $K_0 (A) \cong G_0$, such that $K_1
(A) \cong G_1$, and such that $\alpha_* \colon K_i (A) \to K_i (A)$ is
$\gamma_i$. As a consequence, we prove that every
$\mathbb{Z}_2$-graded countable module over the representation ring $R
(\mathbb{Z}_2)$ of $\mathbb{Z}_2$ is isomorphic to the equivariant
$K$-theory $K^{\mathbb{Z}_2} (A)$ for some action of $\mathbb{Z}_2$ on
a unital Kirchberg algebra~$A$.
Along the way, we prove that every not necessarily finitely generated
$\mathbb{Z} [\mathbb{Z}_2]$-module which is free as a
$\mathbb{Z}$-module has a direct sum decomposition with only three
kinds of summands, namely $\mathbb{Z} [\mathbb{Z}_2]$ itself and
$\mathbb{Z}$ on which the nontrivial element of $\mathbb{Z}_2$ acts
either trivially or by multiplication by $-1$.
Categories:20C10, 46L55, 19K99, 19L47, 46L40, 46L80 |
14. CMB 2003 (vol 46 pp. 441)
An Inductive Limit Model for the $K$-Theory of the Generator-Interchanging Antiautomorphism of an Irrational Rotation Algebra |
An Inductive Limit Model for the $K$-Theory of the Generator-Interchanging Antiautomorphism of an Irrational Rotation Algebra Let $A_\theta$ be the universal $C^*$-algebra generated by two
unitaries $U$, $V$ satisfying $VU=e^{2\pi i\theta} UV$ and let $\Phi$
be the antiautomorphism of $A_\theta$ interchanging $U$ and $V$. The
$K$-theory of $R_\theta=\{a\in A_\theta:\Phi(a)=a^*\}$ is computed. When
$\theta$ is irrational, an inductive limit of algebras of the form
$M_q(C(\mathbb{T})) \oplus M_{q'} (\mathbb{R}) \oplus M_q(\mathbb{R})$
is constructed which has complexification $A_\theta$ and the same
$K$-theory as $R_\theta$.
Categories:46L35, 46L80 |
15. CMB 2003 (vol 46 pp. 388)
Tracially Quasidiagonal Extensions It is known that a unital simple $C^*$-algebra $A$ with tracial
topological rank zero has real rank zero. We show in this note that,
in general, there are unital $C^*$-algebras with tracial topological
rank zero that have real rank other than zero.
Let $0\to J\to E\to A\to 0$ be a short exact sequence of
$C^*$-algebras. Suppose that $J$ and $A$ have tracial topological
rank zero. It is known that $E$ has tracial topological rank zero
as a $C^*$-algebra if and only if $E$ is tracially quasidiagonal
as an extension. We present an example of a tracially
quasidiagonal extension which is not quasidiagonal.
Keywords:tracially quasidiagonal extensions, tracial rank Categories:46L05, 46L80 |
16. CMB 2000 (vol 43 pp. 69)
Type II Spectral Flow and the Eta Invariant The relative eta invariant of Atiyah-Patodi-Singer will be shown to be
expressible in terms of the notion of Type~I and Type~II spectral flow.
Categories:19K56, 46L80 |
17. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 274)
The Bockstein Map is Necessary We construct two non-isomorphic nuclear, stably finite,
real rank zero $C^\ast$-algebras $E$ and $E'$ for which
there is an isomorphism of ordered groups
$\Theta\colon \bigoplus_{n \ge 0} K_\bullet(E;\ZZ/n) \to
\bigoplus_{n \ge 0} K_\bullet(E';\ZZ/n)$ which is compatible
with all the coefficient transformations. The $C^\ast$-algebras
$E$ and $E'$ are not isomorphic since there is no $\Theta$
as above which is also compatible with the Bockstein operations.
By tensoring with Cuntz's algebra $\OO_\infty$ one obtains a pair
of non-isomorphic, real rank zero, purely infinite $C^\ast$-algebras
with similar properties.
Keywords:$K$-theory, torsion coefficients, natural transformations, Bockstein maps, $C^\ast$-algebras, real rank zero, purely infinite, classification Categories:46L35, 46L80, 19K14 |
18. CMB 1998 (vol 41 pp. 240)
On certain $K$-groups associated with minimal flows It is known that the Toeplitz algebra associated with any flow
which is both minimal and uniquely ergodic always has a trivial
$K_1$-group. We show in this note that if the unique ergodicity is
dropped, then such $K_1$-group can be non-trivial. Therefore, in
the general setting of minimal flows, even the $K$-theoretical
index is not sufficient for the classification of Toeplitz
operators which are invertible modulo the commutator ideal.
Categories:46L80, 47B35, 47C15 |