Continuous unitary projective representations of Polish groups: The BMS-group

  • U. Cattaneo
Mathematical Physics
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 50)


It is shown that every continuous unitary projective representation of a Polish group can be lifted to a Borel multiplier representation (i.e., to a representation “up to a Borel factor”) and that this, in turn, can be derived from a continuous (ordinary) representation of a Polish group obtained from a central topological extension of the group considered by the multiplicative group of all complex numbers of absolute value 1. One determines the factors of all Borel multiplier representations of the Bondi-Metzner-Sacks group when the subgroup of “supertranslations” is the additive group of a separable real Hilbert space.


Polish Group Additive Group Neutral Element Projective Representation Superselection Rule 
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  • U. Cattaneo
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  1. 1.Fachbereich PhysikUniversität KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany

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