1. CJM Online first
 Ghaani Farashahi, Arash

A Class of Abstract Linear Representations for Convolution Function Algebras over Homogeneous Spaces of Compact Groups
This paper introduces a class of abstract linear representations
on
Banach convolution function algebras over
homogeneous spaces of compact groups. Let $G$ be a compact group
and $H$ be a closed subgroup of $G$.
Let $\mu$ be the normalized $G$invariant measure over the compact
homogeneous space $G/H$ associated to the
Weil's formula and $1\le p\lt \infty$.
We then present a structured class of abstract linear representations
of the
Banach convolution function algebras $L^p(G/H,\mu)$.
Keywords:homogeneous space, linear representation, continuous unitary representation, convolution function algebra, compact group, convolution, involution Categories:43A85, 47A67, 20G05 

2. CJM 2007 (vol 59 pp. 845)
 Schaffhauser, Florent

Representations of the Fundamental Group of an $L$Punctured Sphere Generated by Products of Lagrangian Involutions
In this paper, we characterize unitary representations of $\pi:=\piS$ whose
generators $u_1, \dots, u_l$ (lying in conjugacy classes fixed initially)
can be decomposed as products of two Lagrangian involutions
$u_j=\s_j\s_{j+1}$ with $\s_{l+1}=\s_1$. Our main result is that such
representations are exactly the elements of the fixedpoint set of an
antisymplectic involution defined on the moduli space
$\Mod:=\Hom_{\mathcal C}(\pi,U(n))/U(n)$. Consequently, as this fixedpoint set is
nonempty, it is a Lagrangian submanifold of $\Mod$. To prove this, we use
the quasiHamiltonian description of the symplectic structure of $\Mod$ and
give conditions on an involution defined on a quasiHamiltonian $U$space
$(M, \w, \mu\from M \to U)$ for it to induce an antisymplectic involution on
the reduced space $M/\!/U := \mu^{1}(\{1\})/U$.
Keywords:momentum maps, moduli spaces, Lagrangian submanifolds, antisymplectic involutions, quasiHamiltonian Categories:53D20, 53D30 

3. CJM 2003 (vol 55 pp. 42)
 Benanti, Francesca; Di Vincenzo, Onofrio M.; Nardozza, Vincenzo

$*$Subvarieties of the Variety Generated by $\bigl( M_2(\mathbb{K}),t \bigr)$
Let $\mathbb{K}$ be a field of characteristic zero, and $*=t$ the
transpose involution for the matrix algebra $M_2 (\mathbb{K})$. Let
$\mathfrak{U}$ be a proper subvariety of the variety of algebras with
involution generated by $\bigl( M_2 (\mathbb{K}),* \bigr)$. We define
two sequences of algebras with involution $\mathcal{R}_p$,
$\mathcal{S}_q$, where $p,q \in \mathbb{N}$. Then we show that
$T_* (\mathfrak{U})$ and $T_* (\mathcal{R}_p \oplus \mathcal{S}_q)$
are $*$asymptotically equivalent for suitable $p,q$.
Keywords:algebras with involution, asymptotic equivalence Categories:16R10, 16W10, 16R50 

4. CJM 2001 (vol 53 pp. 212)
 Puppe, V.

Group Actions and Codes
A $\mathbb{Z}_2$action with ``maximal number of isolated fixed
points'' ({\it i.e.}, with only isolated fixed points such that
$\dim_k (\oplus_i H^i(M;k)) =M^{\mathbb{Z}_2}, k = \mathbb{F}_2)$
on a $3$dimensional, closed manifold determines a binary selfdual
code of length $=M^{\mathbb{Z}_2}$. In turn this code determines
the cohomology algebra $H^*(M;k)$ and the equivariant cohomology
$H^*_{\mathbb{Z}_2}(M;k)$. Hence, from results on binary selfdual
codes one gets information about the cohomology type of $3$manifolds
which admit involutions with maximal number of isolated fixed points.
In particular, ``most'' cohomology types of closed $3$manifolds do
not admit such involutions. Generalizations of the above result are
possible in several directions, {\it e.g.}, one gets that ``most''
cohomology types (over $\mathbb{F}_2)$ of closed $3$manifolds do
not admit a nontrivial involution.
Keywords:Involutions, $3$manifolds, codes Categories:55M35, 57M60, 94B05, 05E20 
