Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-14-2015

Keywords

Noncommutative metric geometry, Gromov-Hausdorff convergence, Monge-Kantorovich distance, Quantum Metric Spaces, Lip-norms.

Abstract

We present a survey of the dual Gromov-Hausdorff propinquity, a noncommutative analogue of the Gromov-Hausdorff distance which we introduced to provide a framework for the study of the noncommutative metric properties of C*-algebras. We first review the notions of quantum locally compact metric spaces, and present various examples of such structures. We then explain the construction of the dual Gromov-Hausdorff propinquity, first in the context of quasiLeibniz quantum compact metric spaces, and then in the context of pointed proper quantum metric spaces. We include a few new result concerning perturbations of the metrics on Leibniz quantum compact metric spaces in relation with the dual Gromov-Hausdorff propinquity.

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