Twisted homology of quantum SL(2)

Research paper by Tom Hadfield, Ulrich Kraehmer

Indexed on: 27 Jun '05Published on: 27 Jun '05Published in: Mathematics - Quantum Algebra


We calculate the twisted Hochschild and cyclic homology (in the sense of Kustermans, Murphy and Tuset) of the coordinate algebra of the quantum SL(2) group relative to twisting automorphisms acting by rescaling the standard generators a,b,c,d. We discover a family of automorphisms for which the "twisted" Hochschild dimension coincides with the classical dimension of SL(2, C), thus avoiding the "dimension drop" in Hochschild homology seen for many quantum deformations. Strikingly, the simplest such automorphism is the canonical modular automorphism arising from the Haar functional. In addition, we identify the twisted cyclic cohomology classes corresponding to the three covariant differential calculi over quantum SU(2) discovered by Woronowicz.