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$*$-wildness of some classes of $C^*$-algebras

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We consider the complexity of the representation theory of free products of $C^*$-algebras. Necessary and sufficient conditions for the free product of finite-dimensional $C^*$-algebras to be $*$-wild is presented. As a corollary we get criteria for $*$-wildness of free products of finite groups. It is proved that the free product of a non-commutative nuclear $C^*$-algebra and the algebra of continuous functions on the one-dimensional sphere is $*$-wild. This result is applied to estimate the complexity of the representation theory of certain $C^*$-algebras generated by isometries and partial isometries.

Key words: ∗-Representations, free product, ∗-wild algebra.

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Title$*$-wildness of some classes of $C^*$-algebras
SourceMethods Funct. Anal. Topology, Vol. 12 (2006), no. 4, 315-325
MathSciNet MR2279869
CopyrightThe Author(s) 2006 (CC BY-SA)

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Sergio Albeverio
Institut fur Angewandte Mathematik, Universitat Bonn, Wegelerstr. 6, D--53115, Bonn, Germany; SFB 611, Bonn, Germany; BiBoS, Bielefeld, Germany; IZKS; CERFIM, Locarno, Switzerland; Accademia di Architettura, Mendrisio, Switzerland

Kate Jushenko
Department of Mathematics, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-41296, Goteborg, Sweden

Daniil Proskurin
Department of Cybernetics, Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University, 64 Volodymyr\-s'ka, Kyiv, 01033, Ukraine

Yurii Samoilenko
Institute of Mathematics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 3 Tereshchenkivs'ka, Kyiv, 01601, Ukraine 

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Sergio Albeverio, Kate Jushenko, Daniil Proskurin, and Yurii Samoilenko, $*$-wildness of some classes of $C^*$-algebras, Methods Funct. Anal. Topology 12 (2006), no. 4, 315-325.


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