A Dixmier-Douady theorem for Fell algebras
We generalise the Dixmier–Douady classification of continuous-trace C*-algebras to Fell algebras. To do so, we show that C*-diagonals in Fell algebras are precisely abelian subalgebras with the extension property, and use this to prove that every Fell algebra is Morita equivalent to one containing a diagonal subalgebra. We then use the machinery of twisted groupoid C*-algebras and equivariant sheaf cohomology to define an analogue of the Dixmier–Douady invariant for Fell algebras, and to prove our classification theorem.
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