Title

The Zappa-Szép product of a Fell bundle and a groupoid

Publication Name

Journal of Functional Analysis

Abstract

We define the Zappa-Szép product of a Fell bundle by a groupoid, which turns out to be a Fell bundle over the Zappa-Szép product of the underlying groupoids. Under certain assumptions, every Fell bundle over the Zappa-Szép product of groupoids arises in this manner. We then study the representation associated with the Zappa-Szép product Fell bundle and show its relation to covariant representations. Finally, we study the associated universal C⁎-algebra, which turns out to be a C⁎-blend, generalizing an earlier result about the Zappa-Szép product of groupoid C⁎-algebras. In the case of discrete groups, the universal C⁎-algebra of a Fell bundle embeds injectively inside the universal C⁎-algebra of the Zappa-Szép product Fell bundle.

Open Access Status

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Volume

282

Issue

1

Article Number

109268

Funding Sponsor

Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfa.2021.109268