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noncommutative topology of quasiperiodicity

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Context

Algebra

Geometry

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Idea

Quasi-periodic geometries such as Penrose tilings and quasicrystals tend to admit useful descriptions by noncommutative topology/noncommutative geometry.

References

For Penrose tilings

Noncommutative topology of Penrose tilings:

For quasicrystals

Discussion of the noncommutative topology/KK-theory of the Brillouin zone of quasi-crystals in the spirit of the K-theory classification of topological phases of matter:

  • Jean Bellissard, The Noncommutative Geometry of Aperiodic Solids, in: Geometric and Topological Methods for Quantum Field Theory, pp. 86-156 (2003) (pdf, doi:10.1142/9789812705068_0002)

  • Fonger Ypma, Quasicrystals, C *C^\ast-algebras and K-theory, 2005 (pdf)

  • Ian F. Putnam, Non-commutative methods for the K-theory of C *C^\ast-algebras of aperiodic patterns from cut-and-project systems, Commun. Math. Phys. 294, 703–729 (2010) (pdf, doi:10.1007/s00220-009-0968-0)

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