Quantum Topology / Hopf Algebra Seminar

James Otto
UIC
Operator Topologies, * Algebras, and Conditional Expectations
Abstract: We note a goodness/badness (separable, metrizable, Baire, ... ) dance for operator topologies and how group algebras and towers of finite dimensional algebras close up under these topologies to AF C* algebras and hyperfinite W* algebras. We relate commutative * algebras to topology and measure theory and non-commutative * algebras to quantum theory. We indicate the passage from subalgebras to conditional expectations to Temperley-Lieb algebras.
Tuesday December 5, 2017 at 3:00 PM in SEO 612
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