Structure theory of homologically trivial and annihilator locally $C^{\ast}$-algebras

Volume 91 / 2010

Alexei Yu. Pirkovskii, Yurii V. Selivanov Banach Center Publications 91 (2010), 279-313 MSC: Primary 46H20, 46M20; Secondary 46H25, 46M10. DOI: 10.4064/bc91-0-17


We study the structure of certain classes of homologically trivial locally $C^{\ast}$-algebras. These include algebras with projective irreducible Hermitian $A$-modules, biprojective algebras, and superbiprojective algebras. We prove that, if $A$ is a locally $C^{\ast}$-algebra, then all irreducible Hermitian $A$-modules are projective if and only if $A$ is a direct topological sum of elementary $C^{\ast}$-algebras. This is also equivalent to $A$ being an annihilator (dual, complemented, left quasi-complemented, or topologically modular annihilator) topological algebra. We characterize all annihilator $\sigma$-$C^{\ast}$-algebras and describe the structure of biprojective locally $C^{\ast}$-algebras. Also, we present an example of a biprojective locally $C^{\ast}$-algebra that is not topologically isomorphic to a Cartesian product of biprojective $C^{\ast}$-algebras. Finally, we show that every superbiprojective locally $C^{\ast}$-algebra is topologically ${}^{\ast}$-isomorphic to a Cartesian product of full matrix algebras.


  • Alexei Yu. PirkovskiiDepartment of Geometry and Topology
    Faculty of Mathematics
    State University – Higher School of Economics
    Vavilova 7
    117312 Moscow, Russia
  • Yurii V. SelivanovDepartment of Higher Mathematics
    Russian State Technological University (MATI)
    Orshanskaya 3
    Moscow 121552, Russia

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