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Given a spectral triple of compact type with a real structure in the sense of [Dabrowski L., J. Geom. Phys. 56 (2006), 86-107] (which is a modification of Connes' original definition to accommodate examples coming from quantum group theory) and references therein, we prove that there is always a universal object in the category of compact quantum group acting by orientation preserving isometries (in the sense of [Bhowmick J., Goswami D., J. Funct. Anal. 257 (2009), 2530-2572]) and also preserving the real structure of the spectral triple. This gives a natural definition of quantum isometry group in the context of real spectral triples without fixing a choice of 'volume form' as in [Bhowmick J., Goswami D., J. Funct. Anal. 257 (2009), 2530-2572].

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We study various noncommutative geometric aspects of the compact quantum group SU_q(2) for positive q (not equal to 1), following the suggestion of Connes and his coauthors [CL, CD] for considering the so-called true Dirac operator. However, it turns out that the method of the above references do not extend to the case of positive (not equal to 1) values of q in the sense that the true Dirac operator does not have bounded commutators with "smooth" algebra elements in this case, in contrast to what happens for complex q of modulus 1. Nevertheless, we show how to obtain the canonical volume form, i.e. the Haar state, using the true Dirac operator.

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If a compact quantum group acts faithfully and smoothly (in the sense of Goswami 2009) on a smooth, compact, oriented, connected Riemannian manifold such that the action induces a natural bimodule morphism on the module of sections of the co-tangent bundle, then it is proved that the quantum group is necessarily commutative as a $C^{*}$ algebra i.e. isomorphic with $ C(G)$ for some compact group $G$. From this, we deduce that the quantum isometry group of such a manifold M coincides with $C(ISO(M))$ where $ISO(M) $ is the group of (classical) isometries, i.e. there is no genuine quantum isometry of such a manifold.

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We formulate a definition of isometric action of a compact quantum group (CQG) on a compact metric space, generalizing Banica's definition for finite metric spaces. For metric spaces $(X,d)$ which can be isometrically embedded in some Euclidean space, we prove the existence of a universal object in the category of the compact quantum groups acting isometrically on $(X,d)$. In fact, our existence theorem applies to a larger class, namely for any compact metric space $(X,d)$ which admits a one-to-one continuous map $f : X \raro \IR^n$ for some $n$ such that $d_0(f(x),f(y))=\phi(d(x,y))$ (where $d_0$ is the Euclidean metric) for some homeomorphism $\phi$ of $\IR^+$. As concrete examples, we obtain Wang's quantum permutation group $\cls_n^+$ and also the free wreath product of $\IZ_2$ by $\cls_n^+$ as the quantum isometry groups for certain compact connected metric spaces constructed by taking topological joins of intervals in \cite{huang1}.

Abstract:
Given a spectral triple of compact type with a real structure in the sense of [Dabrowski L., J. Geom. Phys. 56 (2006), 86-107] (which is a modification of Connes' original definition to accommodate examples coming from quantum group theory) and references therein, we prove that there is always a universal object in the category of compact quantum group acting by orientation preserving isometries (in the sense of [Bhowmick J., Goswami D., J. Funct. Anal. 257 (2009), 2530-2572]) and also preserving the real structure of the spectral triple. This gives a natural definition of quantum isometry group in the context of real spectral triples without fixing a choice of 'volume form' as in [Bhowmick J., Goswami D., J. Funct. Anal. 257 (2009), 2530-2572].

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We give a new sufficient condition on a spectral triple to ensure that the quantum group of orientation and volume preserving isometries defined in \cite{qorient} has a $C^*$-action on the underlying $C^*$ algebra.

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We prove that a compact quantum group with faithful Haar state which has a faithful action on a compact space must be a Kac algebra, with bounded antipode and the square of the antipode being identity. The main tool in proving this is the theory of ergodic quantum group action on $C^*$ algebras. Using the above fact, we also formulate a definition of isometric action of a compact quantum group on a compact metric space, generalizing the definition given by Banica for finite metric spaces, and prove for certain special class of metric spaces the existence of the universal object in the category of those compact quantum groups which act isometrically and are `bigger' than the classical isometry group.

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We study the "quantized calculus" corresponding to the algebraic ideas related to "twisted cyclic cohomology" introduced in [KMT]. With very similar definitions and techniques as those used in [jlo], we define and study "twisted entire cyclic cohomology" and the "twisted Chern character" associated with an appropriate operator-theoretic data called "twisted spectral data", which consists of a spectral triple in the conventional sense of noncommutative geometry ([Con]) and an additional positive operator having specified properties. Furthermore, it is shown that given a spectral triple (in the conventional sense) which is equivariant under the action of a compact matrix pseudogroup, it is possible to obtain a canonical twisted spectral data and hence the corresponding (twisted) Chern character, which will be invariant under the action of the pseudogroup, in contrast to the fact that the Chern character coming from the conventional noncommutative geometry need not be invariant under the above action.

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We prove that an arbitrary (not necessarily countably generated) Hilbert $G$-$\cla$ module on a G-C^* algebra $\cla$ admits an equivariant embedding into a trivial $G-\cla$ module, provided G is a compact Lie group and its action on $\cla$ is ergodic.

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We formulate a quantum generalization of the notion of the group of Riemannian isometries for a compact Riemannian manifold, by introducing a natural notion of smooth and isometric action by a compact quantum group on a classical or noncommutative manifold described by spectral triples, and then proving the existence of a universal object (called the quantum isometry group) in the category of compact quantum groups acting smoothly and isometrically on a given (possibly noncommutative) manifold satisfying certain regularity assumptions. In fact, we identify the quantum isometry group with the universal object in a bigger category, namely the category of `quantum families of smooth isometries', defined along the line of Woronowicz and Soltan. We also construct a spectral triple on the Hilbert space of forms on a noncommutative manifold which is equivariant with respect to a natural unitary representation of the quantum isometry group. We give explicit description of quantum isometry groups of commutative and noncommutative tori, and in this context, obtain the quantum double torus defined in \cite{hajac} as the universal quantum group of holomorphic isometries of the noncommutative torus.