Fourier algebras of hypergroups and central algebras on compact (quantum) groups
Journal article, 2017

This paper concerns the study of regular Fourier hyper groups through multipliers of their associated Fourier algebras. We establish hypergroup analogues of well-known characterizations of group amenability, introduce a notion of weak amenability for hypergroups, and show that every discrete commutative hypergroup is weakly amenable with constant 1. Using similar techniques, we provide a sufficient condition for amenability of hypergroup Fourier algebras, which, as an immediate application, answers one direction of a conjecture of Azimifard-Samei-Spronk (2009) on the amenability of ZL1(G) for compact groups G. In the final section we consider Fourier algebras of hypergroups arising from compact quantum groups G, and in particular establish a completely isometric isomorphism with the center of the quantum group algebra for compact G of Kac type.


Mahmood Alaghmandan

University of Gothenburg

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences, Analysis and Probability Theory

Jason Crann

Carleton University

Studia Mathematica

0039-3223 (ISSN) 17306337 (eISSN)

Vol. 239 3 225-247

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Mathematical Analysis



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