### In Progress

Bosa, Joan; Perera, Francesc; Wu, Jianchao; Zacharias, Joachim

Continuous type semigroups, dynamical strict comparison, and ideal-free quotients of Cuntz semigroups Unpublished

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Bosa, Joan; Perera, Francesc; Wu, Jianchao; Zacharias, Joachim

Almost elementary dynamical systems and dynamical strict comparison Unpublished

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### Preprints

Antoine, Ramon; Perera, Francesc; Robert, Leonel; Thiel, Hannes

Traces on ultrapowers of C*-algebras Unpublished

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### Forthcoming

Antoine, Ramon; Perera, Francesc; Robert, Leonel; Thiel, Hannes

Traces on ultrapowers of C*-algebras Unpublished

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### Publications

### 2022

Antoine, Ramon; Perera, Francesc; Robert, Leonel; Thiel, Hannes

C*-algebras of stable rank one and their Cuntz semigroups Journal Article

In: Duke Mathematical Journal, vol. 171, iss. 1, pp. 33–99, 2022.

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abstract = {The uncovering of new structure on the Cuntz semigroup of a C*-algebra of stable rank one leads to several applications: We answer affirmatively, for the class of stable rank one C*-algebras, a conjecture by Blackadar and Handelman on dimension functions, the Global Glimm Halving problem, and the problem of realizing functions on the cone of 2-quasitraces as ranks of Cuntz semigroup elements. We also gain new insights into the comparability properties of positive elements in C*-algebras of stable rank one. },

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### 2021

Antoine, Ramon; Perera, Francesc; Robert, Leonel; Thiel, Hannes

Edwards’ condition for Quasitraces on C*-algebras Journal Article

In: Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Section A, vol. 151, no. 2, pp. 525-547, 2021.

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### 2020

Antoine, Ramon; Perera, Francesc; Thiel, Hannes

Cuntz semigroups of ultraproduct C*-algebras Journal Article

In: Journal of the London Mathematical Society, vol. 102, no. 3, pp. 994-1029, 2020.

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year = {2020},

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volume = {102},

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abstract = {We prove that the category of abstract Cuntz semigroups is bicomplete. As a consequence, the category admits products and ultraproducts. We further show that the scaled Cuntz semigroup of the (ultra)product of a family of C*-algebras agrees with the (ultra)product of the scaled Cuntz semigroups of the involved C*-algebras.

As applications of our results, we compute the non-stable K-Theory of general (ultra)products of C*-algebras and we characterize when ultraproducts are simple. We also give criteria that determine order properties of these objects, such as almost unperforation. },

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As applications of our results, we compute the non-stable K-Theory of general (ultra)products of C*-algebras and we characterize when ultraproducts are simple. We also give criteria that determine order properties of these objects, such as almost unperforation.

Antoine, Ramon; Perera, Francesc; Thiel, Hannes

Abstract bivariant Cuntz semigroups Journal Article

In: International Mathematics Research Notices, vol. 2020, no. 17, pp. 5342-5386, 2020.

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abstract = {We show that abstract Cuntz semigroups form a closed symmetric monoidal category. Thus, given Cuntz semigroups $S$ and $T$, there is another Cuntz semigroup $[[S,T]]$ playing the role of morphisms from $S$ to $T$. Applied to C*-algebras $A$ and $B$, the semigroup $[[mathrm{Cu}(A),mathrm{Cu}(B)]]$ should be considered as the target in analogues of the UCT for bivariant theories of Cuntz semigroups. Abstract bivariant Cuntz semigroups are computable in a number of interesting cases. We also show that order-zero maps between C*-algebras naturally define elements in the respective bivariant Cuntz semigroup. },

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Antoine, Ramon; Perera, Francesc; Thiel, Hannes

Abstract bivariant Cuntz semigroups II Journal Article

In: Forum Mathematicum, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 45-62, 2020.

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We further analyse the structure of not necessarily commutative Cu-semi-rings and we obtain, under mild conditions, a new characterization of solid Cu-semirings $R$ by the condition that $Rcong [![ R,R ]!]$.

### 2018

Antoine, Ramon; Perera, Francesc; Petzka, Henning

Perforation conditions and almost algebraic order in Cuntz semigroups Journal Article

In: Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Section A, vol. 148, pp. 669-702, 2018.

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abstract = {For a C*-algebra $A$, it is an important problem to determine the Cuntz semigroup $mathrm{Cu}(Aotimesmathcal{Z})$ in terms of $mathrm{Cu}(A)$. We approach this problem from the point of view of semigroup tensor products in the category of abstract Cuntz semigroups, by analysing the passage of significant properties from $mathrm{Cu}(A)$ to $mathrm{Cu}(A)otimes_mathrm{Cu}mathrm{Cu}(mathcal{Z})$. We describe the effect of the natural map $mathrm{Cu}(A)tomathrm{Cu}(A)otimes_mathrm{Cu}mathrm{Cu}(mathcal{Z})$ in the order of $mathrm{Cu}(A)$, and show that, if $A$ has real rank zero and no elementary subquotients, $mathrm{Cu}(A)otimes_mathrm{Cu}mathrm{Cu}(mathcal{Z})$ enjoys the corresponding property of having a dense set of (equivalence classes of) projections. In the simple, nonelementary, real rank zero and stable rank one situation, our investigations lead us to identify almost unperforation for projections with the fact that tensoring with $mathcal{Z}$ is inert at the level of the Cuntz semigroup. },

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Antoine, Ramon; Perera, Francesc; Thiel, Hannes

Tensor products and regularity properties of Cuntz semigroups Journal Article

In: Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society, vol. 251, no. 1199, pp. 199 pp., 2018.

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Given a C*-algebra $A$, its (concrete) Cuntz semigroup $Cu(A)$ is an object in the category $Cu$ of (abstract) Cuntz semigroups, as introduced by Coward, Elliott and Ivanescu. To clarify the distinction between concrete and abstract Cuntz semigroups, we will call the latter $Cu$-semigroups.

We establish the existence of tensor products in the category $Cu$ and study the basic properties of this construction. We show that $Cu$ is a symmetric, monoidal category and relate $Cu(Aotimes B)$ with $Cu(A)otimes_{Cu}Cu(B)$ for certain classes of C*-algebras.

As a main tool for our approach we introduce the category $W$ of pre-completed Cuntz semigroups. We show that $Cu$ is a full, reflective subcategory of $W$. One can then easily deduce properties of $Cu$ from respective properties of $W$, e.g. the existence of tensor products and inductive limits. The advantage is that constructions in $W$ are much easier since the objects are purely algebraic.

We also develop a theory of $Cu$-semirings and their semimodules. The Cuntz semigroup of a strongly self-absorbing C*-algebra has a natural product giving it the structure of a $Cu$-semiring. We give explicit characterizations of $Cu$-semimodules over such $Cu$-semirings. For instance, we show that a $Cu$-semigroup $S$ tensorially absorbs the $Cu$-semiring of the Jiang-Su algebra if and only if $S$ is almost unperforated and almost divisible, thus establishing a semigroup version of the Toms-Winter conjecture. },

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Given a C*-algebra $A$, its (concrete) Cuntz semigroup $Cu(A)$ is an object in the category $Cu$ of (abstract) Cuntz semigroups, as introduced by Coward, Elliott and Ivanescu. To clarify the distinction between concrete and abstract Cuntz semigroups, we will call the latter $Cu$-semigroups.

We establish the existence of tensor products in the category $Cu$ and study the basic properties of this construction. We show that $Cu$ is a symmetric, monoidal category and relate $Cu(Aotimes B)$ with $Cu(A)otimes_{Cu}Cu(B)$ for certain classes of C*-algebras.

As a main tool for our approach we introduce the category $W$ of pre-completed Cuntz semigroups. We show that $Cu$ is a full, reflective subcategory of $W$. One can then easily deduce properties of $Cu$ from respective properties of $W$, e.g. the existence of tensor products and inductive limits. The advantage is that constructions in $W$ are much easier since the objects are purely algebraic.

We also develop a theory of $Cu$-semirings and their semimodules. The Cuntz semigroup of a strongly self-absorbing C*-algebra has a natural product giving it the structure of a $Cu$-semiring. We give explicit characterizations of $Cu$-semimodules over such $Cu$-semirings. For instance, we show that a $Cu$-semigroup $S$ tensorially absorbs the $Cu$-semiring of the Jiang-Su algebra if and only if $S$ is almost unperforated and almost divisible, thus establishing a semigroup version of the Toms-Winter conjecture.

### 2014

Perera, Francesc; Toms, Andrew S.; White, Stuart; Winter, Wilhelm

The Cuntz semigroup and stability of close C*-algebras Journal Article

In: Analysis and PDE, vol. 7, pp. 929-952, 2014.

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Antoine, Ramon; Dadarlat, Marius; Perera, Francesc; Santiago, Luis

Recovering the Elliott invariant from the Cuntz semigroup Journal Article

In: Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, vol. 366, no. 6, pp. 2907-2922, 2014.

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abstract = {Let $A$ be a simple, separable C$^*$-algebra of stable rank one. We prove that the Cuntz semigroup of $CC(T,A)$ is determined by its Murray-von Neumann semigroup of projections and a certain semigroup of lower semicontinuous functions (with values in the Cuntz semigroup of $A$). This result has two consequences. First, specializing to the case that $A$ is simple, finite, separable and $mathcal Z$-stable, this yields a description of the Cuntz semigroup of $CC(T,A)$ in terms of the Elliott invariant of $A$. Second, suitably interpreted, it shows that the Elliott functor and the functor defined by the Cuntz semigroup of the tensor product with the algebra of continuous functions on the circle are naturally equivalent. },

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Antoine, Ramon; Bosa, Joan; Perera, Francesc; Petzka, Henning

Geometric structure of dimension functions of certain continuous fields Journal Article

In: Journal of Functional Analysis, vol. 266, no. 4, pp. 2403-2423, 2014.

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### 2013

Antoine, Ramon; Bosa, Joan; Perera, Francesc

The Cuntz semigroup of continuous fields Journal Article

In: Indiana University Mathematics Journal, vol. 62, no. 4, pp. 1105-1131, 2013.

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abstract = {In this paper we describe the Cuntz semigroup of continuous fields of C*-algebras over one dimensional spaces whose fibers have stable rank one and trivial $K_1$ for each closed, two-sided ideal. This is done in terms of the semigroup of global sections on a certain topological space built out of the Cuntz semigroups of the fibers of the continuous field. When the fibers have furthermore real rank zero, and taking into account the action of the space, our description yields that the Cuntz semigroup is a classifying invariant if and only if so is the sheaf induced by the Murray-von Neumann semigroup. },

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Pasnicu, Cornel; Perera, Francesc

The Cuntz semigroup, a Riesz type interpolation property, comparison and the ideal property Journal Article

In: Publicacions Matemàtiques, vol. 57, no. 2, pp. 359-377, 2013.

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abstract = {We define a Riesz type interpolation property for the Cuntz semigroup of a C*-algebra and prove it is satisfied by the Cuntz semigroup of every C*-algebra with the ideal property. Related to this, we obtain two characterizations of the ideal property in terms of the Cuntz semigroup of the C*-algebra. Some additional characterizations are proved in the special case of the stable, purely infinite $C^*$-algebras, and two of them are expressed in language of the Cuntz semigroup. We introduce a notion of comparison of positive elements for every unital C*-algebra that has (normalized) quasitraces. We prove that large classes of C*-algebras (including large classes of AH algebras) with the ideal property have this comparison property.},

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### 2011

Ortega, Eduard; Perera, Francesc; Rørdam, Mikael

The corona factorization property, stability, and the Cuntz semigroup of a C*-algebra Journal Article

In: International Mathematics Research Notices, no. 1, pp. 34-66, 2011.

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abstract = {The Corona Factorization Property, originally invented to study extensions of C*-algebras, conveys essential information about the intrinsic structure of the C*-algebras. We show that the Corona Factorization Property of a $sigma$-unital C*-algebra is completely captured by its Cuntz semigroup (of equivalence classes of positive elements in the stabilization of A). The corresponding condition in the Cuntz semigroup is a very weak comparability property termed the Corona Factorization Property for semigroups. Using this result one can for example show that all unital C*-algebras with finite decomposition rank have the Corona Factorization Property.

Applying similar techniques we study the related question of when C*-algebras are stable. We give an intrinsic characterization, that we term property (S), of C*-algebras that have no non-zero unital quotients and no non-zero bounded 2-quasitraces. We then show that property (S) is equivalent to stability provided that the Cuntz semigroup of the C*-algebras satisfies another (also very weak) comparability property, that we call the $omega$-comparison property. },

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Applying similar techniques we study the related question of when C*-algebras are stable. We give an intrinsic characterization, that we term property (S), of C*-algebras that have no non-zero unital quotients and no non-zero bounded 2-quasitraces. We then show that property (S) is equivalent to stability provided that the Cuntz semigroup of the C*-algebras satisfies another (also very weak) comparability property, that we call the $omega$-comparison property.

Antoine, Ramon; Bosa, Joan; Perera, Francesc

Completions of monoids with applications to the Cuntz semigroup Journal Article

In: International Journal of Mathematics, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 837-861, 2011.

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Ortega, Eduard; Perera, Francesc; Rørdam, Mikael

The corona factorization property and refinement monoids Journal Article

In: Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, vol. 363, no. 9, pp. 4505-4525, 2011.

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The latter result is obtained from some more general result we establish about conical refinement monoids. We show that the set of order units (together with the zero-element) in a conical refinement monoid is again a refinement monoid under the assumption that the monoid satisfies weak divisibility; and if u is an element in a refinement monoid such that nu is properly infinite, then u can be written as a sum u = s + t such that ns and nt are properly infinite. },

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Antoine, Ramon; Perera, Francesc; Santiago, Luis

Pullbacks, C(X)-algebras, and their Cuntz semigroup Journal Article

In: Journal of Functional Analysis, vol. 260, no. 10, pp. 2844-2880, 2011.

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Ara, Pere; Perera, Francesc; Toms, Andrew S.

K-theory for operator algebras. Classification of C*-algebras Book Chapter

In: Ara, Pere; Lledó, Fernando; Perera, Francesc (Ed.): Aspects of operator algebras and applications, Contemporary Mathematics, vol. 534, Chapter 1, pp. 1-71, American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, 2011.

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Ara, Pere; Lledó, Fernando; Perera, Francesc

Appendix: basic definitions and results for operator algebras Book Chapter

In: Ara, Pere; Lledó, Fernando; Perera, Francesc (Ed.): Aspects of operator algebras and applications, Contemporary Mathematics, vol. 534, pp. 157-168, American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, 2011.

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Kucerovsky, Dan; Perera, Francesc

Purely infinite corona algebras of simple C*-algebras with real rank zero Journal Article

In: Journal of Operator Theory, vol. 65, no. 1, pp. 131-144, 2011.

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### 2010

Aranda-Pino, Gonzalo; Goodearl, Ken R.; Perera, Francesc; Siles-Molina, Mercedes

Non-simple purely infinite rings Journal Article

In: American Journal of Mathematics, vol. 132, no. 3, pp. 563-610, 2010.

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Abrams, Gene; Aranda-Pino, Gonzalo; Perera, Francesc; Siles-Molina, Mercedes

Chain conditions for Leavitt path algebras Journal Article

In: Forum Mathematicum, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 95-114, 2010.

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Kucerovsky, Dan; Ng, Ping Wong; Perera, Francesc

Purely infinite corona algebras of simple C*-algebras Journal Article

In: Mathematische Annalen, vol. 346, no. 1, pp. 23-40, 2010.

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### 2009

Brešar, Matej; Perera, Francesc; Sánchez-Ortega, Juana; Siles-Molina, Mercedes

Computing the maximal algebra of quotients of a Lie algebra Journal Article

In: Forum Mathematicum, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 601-620, 2009.

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### 2008

Ara, Pere; Perera, Francesc; Wehrung, Friedrich

Finitely generated antisymmetric graph monoids Journal Article

In: Journal of Algebra, vol. 320, no. 5, pp. 1963-1982, 2008.

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Brown, Nate P.; Perera, Francesc; Toms, Andrew S.

The Cuntz semigroup, the Elliott conjecture, and dimension functions on C*-algebras Journal Article

In: Journal für die Reine und Angewandte Mathematik, vol. 621, pp. 191-211, 2008.

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Perera, Francesc; Siles-Molina, Mercedes

Strongly non-degenerate Lie algebras Journal Article

In: Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society, vol. 136, no. 12, pp. 4115-4124, 2008.

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Perera, Francesc; Siles-Molina, Mercedes

Associative and Lie algebras of quotients Journal Article

In: Publicacions Matemàtiques, vol. 52, no. 1, pp. 129-149, 2008.

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### 2007

Ara, Pere; Perera, Francesc

Non-stable K-theory for QB-rings Journal Article

In: Mathematica Scandinavica, vol. 100, no. 2, pp. 265-300, 2007.

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Perera, Francesc; Toms, Andrew S.

Recasting the Elliott conjecture Journal Article

In: Mathematische Annalen, vol. 338, no. 3, pp. 669-702, 2007.

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### 2005

Pedersen, Gert K.; Perera, Francesc

Inverse limits of rings and multiplier rings Journal Article

In: Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, vol. 139, no. 2, pp. 207-228, 2005.

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Ara, Pere; Pedersen, Gert K.; Perera, Francesc

Extensions and pullbacks in QB-rings Journal Article

In: Algebras and Representation Theory, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 75-97, 2005.

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abstract = {We prove a new extension result for $QB-$rings that allows us to examine extensions of rings where the ideal is purely infinite and simple. We then use this result to explore various constructions that provide new examples of $QB-$rings. More concretely, we show that a surjective pullback of two $QB-$rings is usually again a $QB-$ring. Specializing to the case of an extension of a semi-prime ideal $I$ of a unital ring $R$, the pullback setting leads naturally to the study of rings whose multiplier rings are $QB-$rings. For a wide class of regular rings, we give necessary and sufficient conditions for their multiplier rings to be $QB-$rings. Our analysis is based on the study of extensions and the use of non-stable $K-$theoretical techniques. },

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Ortus, Francisco; Pardo, Enric; Perera, Francesc

Simple Riesz groups of rank one having wild intervals Journal Article

In: Journal of Algebra, vol. 284, no. 1, pp. 111-140, 2005.

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### 2004

Perera, Francesc; Rørdam, Mikael

AF-embeddings into C*-algebras of real rank zero Journal Article

In: Journal of Functional Analysis, vol. 217, no. 1, pp. 142-170, 2004.

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abstract = {It is proved that every separable C*-algebra of real rank zero contains an AF-sub-C*-algebra such that the inclusion mapping induces an isomorphism of the ideal lattices of the two C*-algebras and such that every projection in a matrix algebra over the large C*-algebra is equivalent to a projection in a matrix algebra over the AF-sub-C*-algebra. This result is proved at the level of monoids, using that the monoid of Murray-von Neumann equivalence classes of projections in a C*-algebra of real rank zero has the refinement property. As an application of our result, we show that given a unital C*-algebra $A$ of real rank zero and a natural number $n$, then there is a unital *-homomorphism $M_{n_1} oplus ... oplus M_{n_r} to A$ for some natural numbers $r,n_1, ...,n_r$ with $n_j ge n$ for all $j$ if and only if $A$ has no representation of dimension less than $n$. },

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Ara, Pere; O’Meara, Kevin C.; Perera, Francesc

Gromov translation algebras over discrete trees are exchange rings Journal Article

In: Transactions of the American Mathematical Society, vol. 356, no. 5, pp. 2067-2079, 2004.

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### 2002

Ara, Pere; O’Meara, Kevin C.; Perera, Francesc

Stable finiteness of group rings in arbitrary characteristic Journal Article

In: Advances in Mathematics, vol. 170, no. 2, pp. 224-238, 2002.

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year = {2002},

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### 2001

Ara, Pere; Pedersen, Gert K.; Perera, Francesc

A closure operation in rings Journal Article

In: International Journal of Mathematics, vol. 12, no. 7, pp. 791-812, 2001.

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year = {2001},

date = {2001-10-04},

journal = {International Journal of Mathematics},

volume = {12},

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abstract = {We study the operation E→cl(E) defined on subsets E of a unital ring R, where x∈cl(E) if (x+Rb)∩E≠∅ for each b in R such that Rx+Rb=R. This operation, which strongly resembles a closure, originates in algebraic K-theory. For any left ideal L we show that cl(L) equals the intersection of the maximal left ideals of R containing L. Moreover, cl(Re)=Re+rad(R) if e is an idempotent in R, and cl(I)=I for a two-sided ideal I precisely when I is semi-primitive in R (i.e. rad(R/I)=0). We then explore a special class of von Neumann regular elements in R, called persistently regular and characterized by forming an “open” subset R pr in R, i.e. cl(R∖R pr )=R∖R pr . In fact, R∖R pr =cl(R∖R r ), so that R pr is the “algebraic interior” of the set R r of regular elements. We show that a regular element x with partial inverse y is persistently regular, if and only if the skew corner (1-xy)R(1-yx) is contained in R r . If I reg (R) denotes the maximal regular ideal in R and R q -1 the set of quasi-invertible elements, defined and studied in [the authors, J. Algebra 230, No. 2, 608-655 (2000; Zbl 0963.16008)], we prove that R q -1 +I reg (R)⊂R pr . Specializing to C * -algebras we prove that cl(E) coincides with the norm closure of E, when E is one of the five interesting sets R^-1 , R_ℓ^-1 , R_ r^-1 , R_q^-1 and R_sa^-1 , and that R_pr coincides with the topological interior of R_r . We also show that the operation cl respects boundedness, self-adjointness and positivity.},

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Perera, Francesc

Ideal structure of multiplier algebras of simple C*-algebras with real rank zero Journal Article

In: Canadian Journal of Mathematics, vol. 53, no. 3, pp. 592-630, 2001.

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### 2000

Perera, Francesc

Algebraic aspects in the classification of C*-algebras Journal Article

In: Irish Mathematical Society Bulletin, vol. 45, pp. 33-55, 2000.

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abstract = {We survey some recent results concerning the use of non-stable K-theoretic methods to efficiently analyse the ideal structure of multiplier algebras for a wide class of C*-algebras having real rank zero and stable rank one. Some applications of these results are delineated, showing a high degree of infiniteness of these objects.},

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Perera, Francesc

Extremal richness of multiplier and corona algebras of simple C*-algebras with real rank zero Journal Article

In: Journal of Operator Theory, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 413-431, 2000.

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Ara, Pere; Perera, Francesc

Multipliers of von Neumann regular rings Journal Article

In: Communications in Algebra, vol. 28, no. 7, pp. 3359-3385, 2000.

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date = {2000-09-28},

journal = {Communications in Algebra},

volume = {28},

number = {7},

pages = {3359-3385},

abstract = {We analyse the structure of the multiplier ring M(R) of a (nonunital) Von Neumann regular ring R. We show that M(R) is not regular in general, but every principal right ideal is generated by two idempotents. This, together with Riesz Decomposition on idempotents of M(R), furnishes a description of the monoid V(M(R)) of Murray-Von Neumann equivalence classes of idempotents which is used to examine efficiently the lattice of ideals of M(R). The techniques developed here will allow as well other applications to the category of projective modules over regular rings.},

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Ara, Pere; Pedersen, Gert K.; Perera, Francesc

An infinite analogue of rings with stable rank one Journal Article

In: Journal of Algebra, vol. 230, no. 2, pp. 608-655, 2000.

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title = {An infinite analogue of rings with stable rank one},

author = {Pere Ara and Gert K. Pedersen and Francesc Perera},

doi = {10.1006/jabr.2000.8330},

year = {2000},

date = {2000-08-22},

journal = {Journal of Algebra},

volume = {230},

number = {2},

pages = {608-655},

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Perera, Francesc

Lifting units modulo exchange ideals and C*-algebras with real rank zero Journal Article

In: Journal für die Reine und Angewandte Mathematik, vol. 522, pp. 51-62, 2000.

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title = {Lifting units modulo exchange ideals and C*-algebras with real rank zero},

author = {Francesc Perera},

doi = {10.1515/crll.2000.040},

year = {2000},

date = {2000-07-20},

journal = {Journal für die Reine und Angewandte Mathematik},

volume = {522},

pages = {51-62},

abstract = {Given a unital ring $R$ and a two-sided ideal $I$ of $R$, we consider the question of determining when a unit of $R/I$ can be lifted to a unit of $R$. For the wide class of separative exchange ideals $I$, we show that the only obstruction to lifting invertibles relies on a K-theoretic condition on $I$. This allows to extend previously known index theories to this context. Using this we can draw consequences for von Neumann regular rings and C*-algebras with real rank zero. },

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Ara, Pere; Pardo, Enric; Perera, Francesc

The structure of countably generated projective modules over regular rings Journal Article

In: Journal of Algebra, vol. 226, no. 1, pp. 161-190, 2000.

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title = {The structure of countably generated projective modules over regular rings},

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doi = {10.1006/jabr.1999.8156},

year = {2000},

date = {2000-06-13},

journal = {Journal of Algebra},

volume = {226},

number = {1},

pages = {161-190},

abstract = {We prove that, for every regular ring R, there exists an isomorphism between the monoids of isomorphism classes of finitely generated projective right modules over the rings End_R(R^(ω)_R) and RCFM(R), where the latter denotes the ring of countably infinite row- and column-finite matrices over R. We use this result to give a precise description of the countably generated projective modules over simple regular rings and over regular rings satisfying s-comparability.},

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### 1999

Perera, Francesc

Monoids arising from positive matrices over commutative C*-algebras Journal Article

In: Mathematical Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, vol. 99A, no. 1, pp. 75-84, 1999.

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title = {Monoids arising from positive matrices over commutative C*-algebras},

author = {Francesc Perera},

url = {http://mat.uab.cat/web/perera/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/2019/10/commutative.pdf},

year = {1999},

date = {1999-10-13},

journal = {Mathematical Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy},

volume = {99A},

number = {1},

pages = {75-84},

abstract = {We study the structure of the Cuntz monoid S(C_0(X)) associated with a locally compact space X. It is shown that for a wide class of spaces, namely locally compact σ-compact spaces, the Riesz decomposition on the monoid forces the (covering) dimension of the space to be zero. It is possible then to diagonalise matrices over C_0(X) in a unique way with respect to an equivalence relation. We give a representation of S(C_0(X)) as a monoid of lower semicontinuous functions over X, from which order-cancellation on S(C_0(X)) follows.},

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### 1997

Perera, Francesc

The structure of positive elements for C*-algebras with real rank zero Journal Article

In: International Journal of Mathematics, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 383-405, 1997.

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title = {The structure of positive elements for C*-algebras with real rank zero},

author = {Francesc Perera},

url = {http://mat.uab.cat/web/perera/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/2019/10/positive.pdf},

doi = {10.1142/S0129167X97000196},

year = {1997},

date = {1997-10-23},

journal = {International Journal of Mathematics},

volume = {8},

number = {3},

pages = {383-405},

abstract = {In this paper we give a representation theorem for the Cuntz monoid S(A) of a σ-unital C*-algebra A with real rank zero and stable rank one, which allows to prove several Riesz decomposition properties on the monoid. As a consequence, it is proved that the comparability conditions (FCQ), stable (FCQ) and (FCQ+) are equivalent for simple C*-algebras with real rank zero. It is also shown that the Grothendieck group of S(A) is a Riesz group, and lattice-ordered under some additional assumptions on A.},

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