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Free Product C*algebras Associated with Graphs, Free Differentials, and Laws of Loops


Published:20160920
Printed: Jun 2017
Michael Hartglass,
Department of Mathematics, UC Riverside, Riverside 92521, USA
Abstract
We study a canonical C$^*$algebra, $\mathcal{S}(\Gamma, \mu)$, that
arises from a weighted graph $(\Gamma, \mu)$, specific cases
of which were previously studied in the context of planar algebras.
We discuss necessary and sufficient conditions of the weighting
which ensure simplicity and uniqueness of trace of $\mathcal{S}(\Gamma,
\mu)$, and study the structure of its positive cone. We then
study the $*$algebra, $\mathcal{A}$, generated by the generators of
$\mathcal{S}(\Gamma, \mu)$, and use a free differential calculus and
techniques of Charlesworth and Shlyakhtenko, as well as Mai,
Speicher, and Weber to show that certain ``loop" elements have
no atoms in their spectral measure. After modifying techniques
of Shlyakhtenko and Skoufranis to show that self adjoint elements
$x \in M_{n}(\mathcal{A})$ have algebraic Cauchy transform, we explore
some applications to eigenvalues of polynomials in Wishart matrices
and to diagrammatic elements in von Neumann algebras initially
considered by Guionnet, Jones, and Shlyakhtenko.