The subject of this paper is the study of convolution semigroups of states on a locally compact quantum group, generalising classical families of distributions of a Lévy process on a locally compact group. In particular a definitive one-to-one correspondence between symmetric convolution semigroups of states and noncommutative Dirichlet forms satisfying the natural translation invariance property is established, extending earlier partial results and providing a powerful tool to analyse such semigroups. This is then applied to provide new characterisations of the Haagerup Property and Property (T) for locally compact quantum groups, and some examples are presented. The proofs of the main theorems require developing certain general results concerning Haagerup's L p -spaces.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This author was partially supported by the National Science Centre (NCN) grant no. 2014/14/E/ST1/00525.
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- Convolution operator
- Convolution semigroup
- Locally compact quantum group
- Noncommutative Dirichlet form
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Mathematics (all)
- Applied Mathematics