# Alfons van Daele: Constructing locally compact quantum groups from pairs of *-algebras

Alfons van Daele (University of Leuven, Belgium) will give a talk with title: Constructing locally compact quantum groups from pairs of *-algebras

Abstract: Let (A,\Delta) be a finite-dimensional Hopf *-algebra. The dual B of A is again a finite-dimensional Hopf *-algebra. The entire structure of these two Hopf *-algebras is encoded in the *-algebras A and B and the pairing between the two. We will explain how this works. This is in fact true in many more, and more general situations. In particular, we give an example constructed from a pair of subroups H,K of a group G with the property that the map (h,k)-> hk is a bijection from HxK to G. This method is used in a joined paper with Magnus Landstad where we construct a pair of locally compact quantum groups from such pairs of subgroups of a locally compact group G.