Covering Dimension of C*-Algebras and 2-Coloured Classification

Joan Bosa, Nathanial P. Brown, Yasuhiko Sato, Aaron Tikuisis, Stuart White, Wilhelm Winter

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We introduce the concept of nitely coloured equivalence for unital -homomorphisms between C-algebras, for which unitary equivalence is the 1-coloured case. We use this notion to classify - homomorphisms from separable, unital, nuclear C-algebras into ultrapowers of simple, unital, nuclear, Z-stable C-algebras with compact extremal trace space up to 2-coloured equivalence by their behaviour on traces; this is based on a 1-coloured classication theorem for certain order zero maps, also in terms of tracial data. As an application we calculate the nuclear dimension of non-AF, simple, separable, unital, nuclear, Z-stable C-algebras with compact extremal trace space: it is 1. In the case that the extremal trace space also has nite topological covering dimension, this conrms the remaining open implication of the Toms-Winter conjecture. Inspired by homotopy-rigidity theorems in geometry and topology, we derive a
\homotopy equivalence implies isomorphism" result for large classes of C-algebras with nite nuclear dimension.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages97
JournalMemoirs of the American Mathematical Society
Issue number1233
Early online date10 Jan 2019
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2019


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  • Mathematics(all)

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Bosa, J., Brown, N. P., Sato, Y., Tikuisis, A., White, S., & Winter, W. (2019). Covering Dimension of C*-Algebras and 2-Coloured Classification. Memoirs of the American Mathematical Society, 257(1233).