Karl Hofmann (Technische Universität Darmstadt)

June 23, 2020 @ 6:00 am – 8:00 am
Lecture held in Elysium

Title: The group algebra of a compact group and Tannaka duality for compact groups
by Karl Hofmann (Technische Universität Darmstadt) as part of Topological Groups

Lecture held in Elysium.

In the 4th edition of the text- and handbook “The Structure of Compact Groups”,
de Gruyter, Berlin-Boston, having appeared June 8, 2020, Sidney A. Morris and
I decided to include, among material not contained in earlier editions, the Tannaka-Hochschild Duality Theorem which says that $the$ $category$ $of$ $compact$ $groups$ $is,dual$
$to$ $the$ $category,of,real,reductive$ $Hopf$ $algebras$. In the lecture I hope to explain
why this theorem was not featured in the preceding 3 editions and why we decided
to present it now. Our somewhat novel access led us into a new theory of real
and complex group algebras for compact groups which I shall discuss. Some Hopf
algebra theory appears inevitable. Recent source: K.H.Hofmann and L.Kramer,
$On$ $Weakly,Complete,Group,Algebras$ $of$ $Compact$ $Groups$, J. of Lie Theory $bold{30}$ (2020), 407-424.

Karl H. Hofmann