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A categorical approach to imprimitivity theorems of \(C^{\ast}\)-dynamical systems. (English) Zbl 1097.46042
Mem. Am. Math. Soc. 850, 169 p. (2006).
Authors’ abstract: Imprimitivity theorems provide a fundamental tool for studying the representation theory and structure of crossed-product \(C^*\)-algebras. In this work, we show that the Imprimitivity Theorem for induced algebras, Green’s Imprimitivity Theorem for actions of groups, and Mansfield’s Imprimitivity Theorem for coactions of groups can all be viewed as natural equivalences between various crossed-product functors among certain equivariant categories. The categories involved have \(C^*\)-algebras with actions or coactions (or both) of a fixed locally compact group \(G\) as their objects, and equivariant equivalence classes of right-Hilbert bimodules as their morphisms. Composition is given by the balanced tensor product of bimodules. The functors involved arise from taking crossed products; restricting, inflating, and decomposing actions and coactions; inducing actions; and various combinations of these. Several applications of this categorical approach are also presented, including some intriguing relationships between the Green and Mansfield bimodules, and between restriction and induction of representations.

MSC:
46L55 Noncommutative dynamical systems
46L05 General theory of \(C^*\)-algebras
46L80 \(K\)-theory and operator algebras (including cyclic theory)
46M15 Categories, functors in functional analysis
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