Graph products of operator algebras

  • Martijn Caspers

    University of Münster, Germany
  • Pierre Fima

    Université Denis Diderot Paris 7, Paris, France


Graph products for groups were defined by Green in her thesis [25] as a generalization of both Cartesian and free products. In this paper we define the corresponding graph product for reduced and maximal -algebras, von Neumann algebras and quantum groups. We prove stability properties including permanence of II-factors, the Haagerup property, exactness and, under suitable conditions, the property of rapid decay for quantum groups.

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Martijn Caspers, Pierre Fima, Graph products of operator algebras. J. Noncommut. Geom. 11 (2017), no. 1, pp. 367–411

DOI 10.4171/JNCG/11-1-9