The K-homology of nets of C*-algebras

Giuseppe Ruzzi, Ezio Vasselli
October 29, 2014
Let X be a space, intended as a possibly curved spacetime, and A a precosheaf of C*-algebras over X. Motivated by algebraic quantum field theory, we study the Kasparov and Theta-summable K-homology of A interpreting them in terms of the holonomy equivariant K-homology of the associated C*-dynamical system. This yields a characteristic class for K-homology cycles of A with values in the odd cohomology of X, that we interpret as a generalized statistical dimension.

Nets of C*-algebras, K-homology, QFT on curved spacetimes