Tue, 16 Jul 2024
16:00 - 17:00
Andrew Toms
Purdue University

The Cuntz semigroup of a C*-algebra is an ordered monoid consisting of equivalence classes of positive elements in the stabilization of the algebra.  It can be thought of as a generalization of the Murray-von Neumann semigroup, and records substantial information about the structure of the algebra.  Here we examine the set of positive elements having a fixed equivalence class in the Cuntz semigroup of a simple, separable, exact and Z-stable C*-algebra and show that this set is path connected when the class is non-compact, i.e., does not correspond to the class of a projection in the C*-algebra.  This generalizes a known result from the setting of real rank zero C*-algebras.

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