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Journal of Operator Theory

Volume 42, Issue 1, Summer 1999  pp. 83-102.

Strong Feller semigroups on $C^*$-algebras

Authors:  Jean-Luc Sauvageot
Author institution: Institut de Mathematiques, Algebres d'operateurs et representations, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Boite 191, 4 place Jussieu, F--75252 Paris Cedex 05, France

Summary:  On a given $C^*$-algebra, the existence of a strong Feller semigroup is equivalent to the existence of an approximation of the identity by weakly compact completely positive endomorphisms. As a corollary, there are strong Feller semigroups on any nuclear $C^*$-algebra, but one can find also strong Feller semigroups on non nuclear $C^*$-algebras.

Keywords:  $C^*$-algebras, semigroups

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