Monoids, their boundaries, fractals and $C^\ast$-algebras

12 Mar 2019  ·  Verme Giulia dal, Weigel Thomas ·

In this note we establish some connections between the theory of self-similar fractals in the sense of John E. Hutchinson (cf. [3]) and the theory of boundary quotients of $C^\ast$-algebras associated to monoids... Although we must leave several important questions open, we show that the existence of self-similar M-fractals for a given monoid M, gives rise to examples of $C^\ast$- algebras generalizing the boundary quotients discussed by X. Li in [4, {\S}7, p. 71]. The starting point for our investigations is the observation that the universal boundary of a finitely 1-generated monoid carries naturally two topologies. The fine topology plays a prominent role in the construction of these boundary quotients. On the other hand, the cone topology can be used to define canonical measures on the attractor of an M-fractal provided M is finitely 1-generated. read more

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Algebraic Topology Functional Analysis Operator Algebras