##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Lie Groups

## Earl Taft

#### Rutgers University

## Is there a one-sided quantum group

##### Abstract:

There exist bialgebras with a left antipode but no right antipode(J.A.Green,W.D.Nichols,E.J.Taft,J.Algebra 65,399-411). We try toconstruct such a left Hopf algebra in the framework of quantum groups.We start with $3$ of the $6$ relations defining quantum $GL(2)$,plus inverting the quantum determinant. In asking that the left antipode, with itsstandard action on the $4$ generators, be an algebra antiendomorphism, weare forced to add new relations. The process stops at a Hopf algebra( two-sided) which seems to be new. It has the unusual feature that itremains non-commutative when $q=1$. Recently, we have dropped thecondition that the left antipode be an algebra antiendomorphism, but try to make it reverse the product only on irreducible words in thegenerators( there is a Birkhoff-Witt type basis). This almost works,but causes trouble on one nasty irreducible word. We hope to overcome this. ( Joint work with Suemi Rodriguez-Romo)

Host: Nolan Wallach

### April 22, 2003

### 2:00 PM

### AP&M 7321

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