101. CJM 2007 (vol 59 pp. 3)
 Biller, Harald

Holomorphic Generation of Continuous Inverse Algebras
We study complex commutative Banach algebras
(and, more generally, continuous
inverse algebras) in which the holomorphic functions of a fixed $n$tuple
of elements are dense. In particular, we characterize the compact subsets
of~$\C^n$ which appear as joint spectra of such $n$tuples. The
characterization is compared with several established notions of holomorphic
convexity by means of approximation
conditions.
Keywords:holomorphic functional calculus, commutative continuous inverse algebra, holomorphic convexity, Stein compacta, meromorphic convexity, holomorphic approximation Categories:46H30, 32A38, 32E30, 41A20, 46J15 

102. CJM 2007 (vol 59 pp. 63)
 Ferenczi, Valentin; Galego, Elói Medina

Some Results on the SchroederBernstein Property for Separable Banach Spaces
We construct a continuum of mutually
nonisomorphic
separable Banach spaces which are complemented in each other.
Consequently, the SchroederBernstein Index of any of these spaces is
$2^{\aleph_0}$. Our
construction is based on a Banach space introduced by W. T. Gowers
and
B. Maurey in 1997.
We also use classical descriptive set theory methods, as in some
work of the first author and C. Rosendal, to improve some results
of P. G. Casazza and
of N. J. Kalton on the
SchroederBernstein Property for
spaces with an unconditional finitedimensional Schauder
decomposition.
Keywords:complemented subspaces,, SchroederBernstein property Categories:46B03, 46B20 

103. CJM 2006 (vol 58 pp. 1144)
 Hamana, Masamichi

Partial $*$Automorphisms, Normalizers, and Submodules in Monotone Complete $C^*$Algebras
For monotone complete $C^*$algebras
$A\subset B$ with $A$ contained in $B$ as a monotone closed
$C^*$subalgebra, the relation $X = AsA$
gives a bijection between the set of all
monotone closed linear subspaces $X$ of $B$ such that
$AX + XA \subset X$
and
$XX^* + X^*X \subset A$
and a set of certain partial
isometries $s$ in the ``normalizer" of $A$ in $B$,
and similarly for the map $s \mapsto \Ad s$
between the latter set and a set of certain ``partial $*$automorphisms"
of $A$.
We introduce natural inverse semigroup
structures in the set of such $X$'s and the set of
partial $*$automorphisms of $A$, modulo a certain relation, so that
the composition of these maps induces an inverse semigroup
homomorphism between them.
For a large enough $B$ the homomorphism becomes surjective and
all the partial $*$automorphisms of
$A$ are realized via partial isometries in $B$.
In particular, the inverse semigroup associated with
a type ${\rm II}_1$ von Neumann factor,
modulo the outer automorphism group,
can be viewed as the fundamental group of the factor.
We also consider the $C^*$algebra version of these results.
Categories:46L05, 46L08, 46L40, 20M18 

104. CJM 2006 (vol 58 pp. 1268)
 Sims, Aidan

GaugeInvariant Ideals in the $C^*$Algebras of Finitely Aligned HigherRank Graphs
We produce a complete description of the lattice of gaugeinvariant
ideals in $C^*(\Lambda)$ for a finitely aligned $k$graph
$\Lambda$. We provide a condition on $\Lambda$ under which every ideal
is gaugeinvariant. We give conditions on $\Lambda$ under which
$C^*(\Lambda)$ satisfies the hypotheses of the KirchbergPhillips
classification theorem.
Keywords:Graphs as categories, graph algebra, $C^*$algebra Category:46L05 

105. CJM 2006 (vol 58 pp. 820)
 Moreno, J. P.; Papini, P. L.; Phelps, R. R.

Diametrically Maximal and Constant Width Sets in Banach Spaces
We characterize diametrically maximal and constant width
sets in $C(K)$, where $K$ is any compact Hausdorff space. These
results are applied to prove that the sum of two diametrically
maximal sets needs not be diametrically maximal, thus solving a
question raised in a paper by Groemer. A~characterization of
diametrically maximal sets in $\ell_1^3$ is also given, providing
a negative answer to Groemer's problem in finite dimensional
spaces. We characterize constant width sets in $c_0(I)$, for
every $I$, and then we establish the connections between the Jung
constant of a Banach space and the existence of constant width
sets with empty interior. Porosity properties of families of sets
of constant width and rotundity properties of diametrically
maximal sets are also investigated. Finally, we present some
results concerning nonreflexive and Hilbert spaces.
Categories:52A05, 46B20 

106. CJM 2006 (vol 58 pp. 768)
 Hu, Zhiguo; Neufang, Matthias

Decomposability of von Neumann Algebras and the Mazur Property of Higher Level
The decomposability
number of a von Neumann algebra $\m$ (denoted by $\dec(\m)$) is the
greatest cardinality of a family of pairwise orthogonal nonzero
projections in $\m$. In this paper, we explore the close
connection between $\dec(\m)$ and the cardinal level of the Mazur
property for the predual $\m_*$ of $\m$, the study of which was
initiated by the second author. Here, our main focus is on
those von Neumann algebras whose preduals constitute such
important Banach algebras on a locally compact group $G$ as the
group algebra $\lone$, the Fourier algebra $A(G)$, the measure
algebra $M(G)$, the algebra $\luc^*$, etc. We show that for
any of these von Neumann algebras, say $\m$, the cardinal number
$\dec(\m)$ and a certain cardinal level of the Mazur property of $\m_*$
are completely encoded in the underlying group structure. In fact,
they can be expressed precisely by two dual cardinal
invariants of $G$: the compact covering number $\kg$ of $G$ and
the least cardinality $\bg$ of an open basis at the identity of
$G$. We also present an application of the Mazur property of higher
level to the topological centre problem for the Banach algebra
$\ag^{**}$.
Keywords:Mazur property, predual of a von Neumann algebra, locally compact group and its cardinal invariants, group algebra, Fourier algebra, topological centre Categories:22D05, 43A20, 43A30, 03E55, 46L10 

107. CJM 2006 (vol 58 pp. 859)
 Read, C. J.

Nonstandard Ideals from Nonstandard Dual Pairs for $L^1(\omega)$ and $l^1(\omega)$
The Banach convolution algebras $l^1(\omega)$
and their continuous counterparts $L^1(\bR^+,\omega)$
are much
studied, because (when the submultiplicative weight function
$\omega$ is radical) they are pretty much the prototypic examples
of commutative radical Banach algebras. In cases of ``nice''
weights $\omega$, the only closed ideals they have are the obvious,
or ``standard'', ideals. But in the
general case, a brilliant but very difficult paper of Marc Thomas
shows that nonstandard ideals exist in $l^1(\omega)$. His
proof was successfully exported to the continuous case
$L^1(\bR^+,\omega)$ by Dales and McClure, but remained
difficult. In this paper we first present a small improvement: a
new and easier proof of the existence of nonstandard ideals in
$l^1(\omega)$ and $L^1(\bR^+,\omega)$. The new proof is based on
the idea of a ``nonstandard dual pair'' which we introduce.
We are then able to make a much larger improvement: we
find nonstandard ideals in $L^1(\bR^+,\omega)$ containing functions
whose supports extend all the way down to zero in $\bR^+$, thereby solving
what has become a notorious problem in the area.
Keywords:Banach algebra, radical, ideal, standard ideal, semigroup Categories:46J45, 46J20, 47A15 

108. CJM 2006 (vol 58 pp. 691)
 Bendikov, A.; SaloffCoste, L.

Hypoelliptic BiInvariant Laplacians on Infinite Dimensional Compact Groups
On a compact connected group $G$, consider the infinitesimal
generator $L$ of a central symmetric Gaussian convolution
semigroup $(\mu_t)_{t>0}$. Using appropriate notions of distribution
and smooth function spaces, we prove that $L$ is hypoelliptic if and only if
$(\mu_t)_{t>0} $ is absolutely continuous with respect to Haar measure
and admits a continuous density $x\mapsto \mu_t(x)$, $t>0$, such that
$\lim_{t\ra 0} t\log \mu_t(e)=0$. In particular, this condition holds
if and only if any Borel measure $u$ which is solution of $Lu=0$
in an open set $\Omega$ can be represented by a continuous
function in $\Omega$. Examples are discussed.
Categories:60B15, 43A77, 35H10, 46F25, 60J45, 60J60 

109. CJM 2006 (vol 58 pp. 492)
 Chua, SengKee

Extension Theorems on Weighted Sobolev Spaces and Some Applications
We extend the extension theorems to weighted Sobolev spaces
$L^p_{w,k}(\mathcal D)$ on $(\varepsilon,\delta)$ domains with doubling weight $w$
that satisfies a Poincar\'e inequality and such that $w^{1/p}$ is locally
$L^{p'}$. We also make use of the main theorem to improve weighted
Sobolev interpolation inequalities.
Keywords:PoincarÃ© inequalities, $A_p$ weights, doubling weights, $(\ep,\delta)$ domain, $(\ep,\infty)$ domain Category:46E35 

110. CJM 2006 (vol 58 pp. 548)
 Galanopoulos, P.; Papadimitrakis, M.

Hausdorff and QuasiHausdorff Matrices on Spaces of Analytic Functions
We consider Hausdorff and quasiHausdorff matrices as operators
on classical spaces of analytic functions such as the Hardy and
the Bergman spaces, the Dirichlet space, the Bloch spaces and $\BMOA$. When the generating
sequence of the matrix is the moment sequence of a measure $\mu$,
we find the conditions on $\mu$ which are equivalent to the boundedness
of the matrix on the various spaces.
Categories:47B38, 46E15, 40G05, 42A20 

111. CJM 2006 (vol 58 pp. 39)
 Exel, R.; Vershik, A.

$C^*$Algebras of Irreversible Dynamical Systems
We show that certain $C^*$algebras which have been studied by,
among others, Arzumanian, Vershik, Deaconu, and Renault, in
connection with a measurepreserving transformation of a measure space
or a covering map of a compact space, are special cases of the
endomorphism crossedproduct construction recently introduced by the
first named author. As a consequence these algebras are given
presentations in terms of generators and relations. These results
come as a consequence of a general theorem on faithfulness of
representations which are covariant with respect to certain circle
actions. For the case of topologically free covering maps we prove a
stronger result on faithfulness of representations which needs no
covariance. We also give a necessary and sufficient condition for
simplicity.
Categories:46L55, 37A55 

112. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 1249)
113. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 1056)
 Ozawa, Narutaka; Rieffel, Marc A.

Hyperbolic Group $C^*$Algebras and FreeProduct $C^*$Algebras as Compact Quantum Metric Spaces
Let $\ell$ be a length function on a group $G$, and let $M_{\ell}$
denote the
operator of pointwise multiplication by $\ell$ on $\bell^2(G)$.
Following Connes,
$M_{\ell}$ can be used as a ``Dirac'' operator for $C_r^*(G)$. It defines a
Lipschitz seminorm on $C_r^*(G)$, which defines a metric on the state space of
$C_r^*(G)$. We show that if $G$ is a hyperbolic group and if $\ell$ is
a wordlength function on $G$, then the topology from this metric
coincides with the
weak$*$ topology (our definition of a ``compact quantum metric
space''). We show that a convenient framework is that of filtered
$C^*$algebras which satisfy a suitable ``Haageruptype'' condition. We
also use this
framework to prove an analogous fact for certain reduced
free products of $C^*$algebras.
Categories:46L87, 20F67, 46L09 

114. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 897)
 Berezhnoĭ, Evgenii I.; Maligranda, Lech

Representation of Banach Ideal Spaces and Factorization of Operators
Representation theorems are proved for Banach ideal spaces with the Fatou property
which are built by the Calder{\'o}nLozanovski\u\i\ construction.
Factorization theorems for operators in spaces more general than the Lebesgue
$L^{p}$ spaces are investigated. It is natural to extend the Gagliardo
theorem on the Schur test and the Rubio de~Francia theorem on factorization of the
Muckenhoupt $A_{p}$ weights to reflexive Orlicz spaces. However, it turns out that for
the scales far from $L^{p}$spaces this is impossible. For the concrete integral operators
it is shown that factorization theorems and the Schur test in some reflexive Orlicz spaces
are not valid. Representation theorems for the Calder{\'o}nLozanovski\u\i\ construction
are involved in the proofs.
Keywords:Banach ideal spaces, weighted spaces, weight functions,, CalderÃ³nLozanovski\u\i\ spaces, Orlicz spaces, representation of, spaces, uniqueness problem, positive linear operators, positive sublinear, operators, Schur test, factorization of operators, f Categories:46E30, 46B42, 46B70 

115. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 983)
116. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 673)
 Androulakis, G.; Odell, E.; Schlumprecht, Th.; TomczakJaegermann, N.

On the Structure of the Spreading Models of a Banach Space
We study some questions concerning the structure of the
set of spreading models of a separable infinitedimensional Banach
space $X$. In particular we give an example of a reflexive $X$ so that
all spreading models of $X$ contain $\ell_1$ but none of them is
isomorphic to $\ell_1$. We also prove that for any countable set $C$
of spreading models generated by weakly null sequences there is a
spreading model generated by a weakly null sequence which dominates
each element of $C$. In certain cases this ensures that $X$ admits,
for each $\alpha < \omega_1$, a spreading model $(\tilde
x_i^{(\alpha)})_i$ such that if $\alpha < \beta$ then $(\tilde
x_i^{(\alpha)})_i$ is dominated by (and not equivalent to)
$(\tilde x_i^{(\beta)})_i$. Some applications of these ideas are used to
give sufficient conditions on a Banach space for the existence of a
subspace and an operator defined on the subspace, which is not a
compact perturbation of a multiple of the inclusion map.
Category:46B03 

117. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 351)
 Lin, Huaxin

Extensions by Simple $C^*$Algebras: Quasidiagonal Extensions
Let $A$ be an amenable separable $C^*$algebra and $B$ be a nonunital
but $\sigma$unital simple $C^*$algebra with continuous scale.
We show that two essential extensions
$\tau_1$ and $\tau_2$ of $A$ by $B$ are approximately
unitarily equivalent if and only if
$$
[\tau_1]=[\tau_2] \text{ in } KL(A, M(B)/B).
$$
If $A$ is assumed to satisfy the Universal Coefficient Theorem,
there is a bijection from approximate unitary equivalence
classes of the above mentioned extensions to
$KL(A, M(B)/B)$.
Using $KL(A, M(B)/B)$, we compute exactly when an essential extension
is quasidiagonal. We show that quasidiagonal extensions
may not be approximately trivial.
We also study the approximately trivial extensions.
Keywords:Extensions, Simple $C^*$algebras Categories:46L05, 46L35 

118. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 17)
 Bédos, Erik; Conti, Roberto; Tuset, Lars

On Amenability and CoAmenability of Algebraic Quantum Groups and Their Corepresentations
We introduce and study several notions of amenability for unitary
corepresentations and $*$representations of algebraic quantum groups,
which may be used to characterize amenability and coamenability for
such quantum groups. As a background for this study, we investigate
the associated tensor C$^{*}$categories.
Keywords:quantum group, amenability Categories:46L05, 46L65, 22D10, 22D25, 43A07, 43A65, 58B32 

119. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 61)
 Binding, Paul; Strauss, Vladimir

On Operators with Spectral Square but without Resolvent Points
Decompositions of spectral type are
obtained for closed Hilbert space operators with empty resolvent
set, but whose square has closure which is spectral. Krein space
situations are also discussed.
Keywords:unbounded operators, closed operators,, spectral resolution, indefinite metric Categories:47A05, 47A15, 47B40, 47B50, 46C20 

120. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 1237)
 Kishimoto, Akitaka

Central Sequence Algebras of a Purely Infinite Simple $C^{*}$algebra
We are concerned with a unital separable nuclear purely infinite
simple $C^{*}$algebra\ $A$ satisfying UCT with a Rohlin flow, as a
continuation of~\cite{Kismh}. Our first result (which is
independent of the Rohlin flow) is to characterize when two {\em
central} projections in $A$ are equivalent by a {\em central}
partial isometry. Our second result shows that the Ktheory of
the central sequence algebra $A'\cap A^\omega$ (for an $\omega\in
\beta\N\setminus\N$) and its {\em fixed point} algebra under the
flow are the same (incorporating the previous result). We will
also complete and supplement the characterization result of the
Rohlin property for flows stated in~ \cite{Kismh}.
Category:46L40 

121. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 1121)
 Chaumat, Jacques; Chollet, AnneMarie

Division par un polynÃ´me hyperbolique
On se donne un intervalle ouvert non vide $\omega$ de
$\mathbb R$, un ouvert connexe non vide $\Omega$ de $\mathbb R_s$ et
un polyn\^ome unitaire
\[
P_m(z, \lambda) = z^m + a_1(\lambda)z^{m1} = +\dots + a_{m1}(\lambda)
z + a_m(\lambda),
\]
de degr\'e $m>0$, d\'ependant du param\`etre $\lambda \in \Omega$. Un
tel polyn\^ome est dit $\omega$hyperbolique si, pour tout $\lambda
\in \Omega$, ses racines sont r\'eelles et appartiennent \`a $\omega$.
On suppose que les fonctions $a_k, \, k=1, \dots, m$, appartiennent \`a
une classe ultradiff\'erentiable $C_M(\Omega)$. On s`int\'eresse au
probl\`eme suivant. Soit $f$ appartient \`a $C_M(\Omega)$, existetil
des fonctions $Q_f$ et $R_{f,k},\, k=0, \dots, m1$, appartenant
respectivement \`a $C_M(\omega \times \Omega)$ et \`a $C_M(\Omega)$,
telles que l'on ait, pour $(x,\lambda) \in \omega \times \Omega$,
\[
f(x) = P_m(x,\lambda) Q_f (x,\lambda) + \sum^{m1}_{k=0} x^k
R_{f,k}(\lambda)~?
\]
On donne ici une r\'eponse positive d\`es que le polyn\^ome est
$\omega$hyperbolique, que la class untradiff\'eren\tiable soit
quasianalytique ou non ; on obtient alors, des exemples d'id\'eaux
ferm\'es dans $C_M(\mathbb R^n)$. On compl\`ete ce travail par une
g\'en\'eralisation d'un r\'esultat de C.~L. Childress dans le cadre
quasianalytique et quelques remarques.
Categories:26E10, 46E25, 46J20 

122. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 926)
 Hadfield, Tom

KHomology of the Rotation Algebras $A_{\theta}$
We study the Khomology of the rotation algebras
$A_{\theta}$ using the sixterm cyclic sequence
for the Khomology of a crossed product by
${\bf Z}$. In the case that $\theta$ is irrational,
we use Pimsner and Voiculescu's work on AFembeddings
of the $A_{\theta}$ to search for the missing
generator of the even Khomology.
Categories:58B34, 19K33, 46L 

123. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 983)
 Junge, Marius

Fubini's Theorem for Ultraproducts \\of Noncommutative $L_p$Spaces
Let $(\M_i)_{i\in I}$, $(\N_j)_{j\in J}$ be families of von
Neumann algebras and $\U$, $\U'$ be ultrafilters in $I$, $J$,
respectively. Let $1\le p<\infty$ and $\nen$. Let $x_1$,\dots,$x_n$ in
$\prod L_p(\M_i)$ and $y_1$,\dots,$y_n$ in $\prod L_p(\N_j)$ be
bounded families. We show the following equality
$$
\lim_{i,\U} \lim_{j,\U'} \Big\ \summ_{k=1}^n x_k(i)\otimes
y_k(j)\Big\_{L_p(\M_i\otimes \N_j)} = \lim_{j,\U'} \lim_{i,\U}
\Big\ \summ_{k=1}^n x_k(i)\otimes y_k(j)\Big\_{L_p(\M_i\otimes \N_j)} .
$$
For $p=1$ this Fubini type result is related to the local
reflexivity of duals of $C^*$algebras. This fails for $p=\infty$.
Keywords:noncommutative $L_p$spaces, ultraproducts Categories:46L52, 46B08, 46L07 

124. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 843)
 Ruan, ZhongJin

Type Decomposition and the Rectangular AFD Property for $W^*$TRO's
We study the type decomposition and the rectangular AFD property for
$W^*$TRO's. Like von Neumann algebras, every $W^*$TRO can be
uniquely decomposed into the direct sum of $W^*$TRO's of
type $I$, type $II$, and type $III$.
We may further consider $W^*$TRO's of type $I_{m, n}$
with cardinal numbers $m$ and $n$, and consider $W^*$TRO's of
type $II_{\lambda, \mu}$ with $\lambda, \mu = 1$ or $\infty$.
It is shown that every separable stable $W^*$TRO
(which includes type $I_{\infty,\infty}$, type $II_{\infty,
\infty}$ and type $III$) is TROisomorphic to a von Neumann algebra.
We also introduce the rectangular version of the approximately finite
dimensional property for $W^*$TRO's.
One of our major results is to show that a separable $W^*$TRO
is injective if and only
if it is rectangularly approximately finite dimensional.
As a consequence of this result, we show that a dual operator space
is injective if and only if its operator predual is a rigid
rectangular ${\OL}_{1, 1^+}$ space (equivalently, a rectangular
Categories:46L07, 46L08, 46L89 

125. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 699)
 Gaspari, Thierry

Bump Functions with HÃ¶lder Derivatives
We study the range of the gradients
of a $C^{1,\al}$smooth bump function defined on a Banach space.
We find that this set must satisfy two geometrical conditions:
It can not be too flat and it satisfies a strong compactness condition
with respect to an appropriate distance.
These notions are defined precisely below.
With these results we illustrate the differences with
the case of $C^1$smooth bump functions.
Finally, we give a sufficient condition on a subset of $X^{\ast}$ so that it is
the set of the gradients of a $C^{1,1}$smooth bump function.
In particular, if $X$ is an infinite dimensional Banach space
with a $C^{1,1}$smooth bump function,
then any convex open bounded subset of $X^{\ast}$ containing $0$ is the set
of the gradients of a $C^{1,1}$smooth bump function.
Keywords:Banach space, bump function, range of the derivative Categories:46T20, 26E15, 26B05 
