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Diffuse traces and Haar unitaries

@article{Thiel2020DiffuseTA,
  title={Diffuse traces and Haar unitaries},
  author={Hannes Thiel},
  journal={arXiv: Operator Algebras},
  year={2020}
}
  • Hannes Thiel
  • Published 15 September 2020
  • Mathematics
  • arXiv: Operator Algebras
We show that a tracial state on a unital C*-algebra admits a Haar unitary if and only if it is diffuse, if and only if it does not dominate a tracial functional that factors through a finite-dimensional quotient. It follows that a unital C*-algebra has no finite-dimensional representations if and only if each of its tracial states admits a Haar unitary. More generally we study the situation for nontracial states. In particular, we show that every state on a unital, simple, infinite-dimensional… 
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