Let G be a compact group whose local weight b(G) has uncountable cofinality. Let H be an amenable locally compact group and A(G × H) be the Fourier algebra of G × H. We prove that the group von Neumann algebra VN(G × H)=A(G × H)* has the weak uniform A(G × H)** factorization property of level b(G). As a corollary we show that A(G × H) is strongly Arens irregular, and the topological centre of UC2(G × H)* is equal to the Fourier-Stieltjes algebra B(G × H).

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00208-010-0622-3
Journal Mathematische Annalen
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Filali, M., Neufang, T, & Monfared, M.S. (M. Sangani). (2011). Weak factorizations of operators in the group von Neumann algebras of certain amenable groups and applications. Mathematische Annalen, 351(4), 935–961. doi:10.1007/s00208-010-0622-3