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We introduce multidimensional Schur multipliers and characterise them generalising well known results by Grothendieck and Peller. We define a multidimensional version of the two dimensional operator mul-tipliers studied recently by Kissin and Shulman. The multidimensional operator multipliers are defined as elements of the minimal tensor product of several(More)
We investigate certain matrices composed of mixed, second–order moments of unitaries. The unitaries are taken from C * –algebras with moments taken with respect to traces, or, alternatively, from matrix algebras with the usual trace. These sets are of interest in light of a theorem of E. Kirchberg about Connes' embedding problem.
We consider a family of finitely presented groups, called Universal Left Invertible Element (or ULIE) groups, that are universal for existence of one–sided invertible elements in a group ring K[G], where K is a field or a division ring. We show that for testing Kaplansky's Direct Finiteness Conjecture, it suffices to test it on ULIE groups, and we show that(More)
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