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    Harish-Chandra integrals as nilpotent integrals

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    Recently the correlation functions of the so-called Itzykson-Zuber/Harish-Chandra integrals were computed (by one of the authors and collaborators) for all classical groups using an integration formula that relates integrals over compact groups with respect to the Haar measure and Gaussian integrals over a maximal nilpotent Lie subalgebra of their complexification. Since the integration formula a posteriori had the same form for the classical series, a conjecture was formulated that such a formula should hold for arbitrary semisimple Lie groups. We prove this conjecture using an abstract Lie-theoretic approach.Comment: 10 page

    2-matrix versus complex matrix model, integrals over the unitary group as triangular integrals

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    We prove that the 2-hermitean matrix model and the complex-matrix model obey the same loop equations, and as a byproduct, we find a formula for Itzykzon-Zuber's type integrals over the unitary group. Integrals over U(n) are rewritten as gaussian integrals over triangular matrices and then computed explicitly. That formula is an efficient alternative to the former Shatashvili's formula.Comment: 29 pages, Late

    Compact coalgebras, compact quantum groups and the positive antipode

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    In this article -that has also the intention to survey some known results in the theory of compact quantum groups using methods different from the standard and with a strong algebraic flavor- we consider compact o-coalgebras and Hopf algebras. In the case of a o-Hopf algebra we present a proof of the characterization of the compactness in terms of the existence of a positive definite integral, and use our methods to give an elementary proof of the uniqueness - up to conjugation by an automorphism of Hopf algebras- of the compact involution appearing in [4]. We study the basic properties of the positive square root of the antipode square that is a Hopf algebra automorphism that we call the positive antipode. We use it -as well as the unitary antipode and the Nakayama automorphism- in order to enhance our understanding of the antipode itself
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