Locally Trivial W*-bundles

Sam Evington (University of Glasgow)

Friday 5th February, 2016 13:00-14:00 Maths 204


We prove that a tracially continuous W$^*$-bundle $\mathcal{M}$ over a compact Hausdorff space $X$ with all fibres isomorphic to the hyperfinite II$_1$-factor $\mathcal{R}$ that is locally trivial already has to be globally trivial. The proof uses the contractibility of the automorphism group $\mathrm{Aut}(\mathcal{R})$ shown by Popa and Takesaki. There is no restriction on the covering dimension of $X$. This is joint work with Ulrich Pennig.

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