##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Math 243, functional analysis seminar

## Dolapo Oyetunbi

#### University of Ottawa

## On $\ell$-open and $\ell$-closed $C^*$ algebras

##### Abstract:

A separable $C^*$-algebra $A$ is said to be $\ell$-open ( or $\ell$-closed) when the image of Hom(A, B) is open (or closed) in Hom(A, B/I), for all separable $C^*$-algebras B and ideals I. The concept of semiprojectivity has been used many times in the classification of C*-algebras. Bruce Blackadar introduced $\ell$-open and $\ell$-closed $C^*$-algebras as a superclass of semiprojective $C^*$-algebras.

In recent work with A. Tikuisis, we characterize $\ell$-open and $\ell$-closed $C^*$-algebras and deduce that $\ell$-open $C^*$-algebras are $\ell$-closed as conjectured by Blackadar. Moreover, we show that the notion of $\ell$-open $C^*$-algebras and semiprojective $C^*$-algebras coincide for commutative unital $C^*$-algebras.

Host: David Jekel and Priyanga Ganesan

### November 8, 2022

### 11:00 AM

Zoom (email djekel@ucsd.edu for Zoom info)

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