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Kania, T, Koszmider, P & Laustsen, N 2014, 'A weak*-topological dichotomy with applications in operator theory', *Transactions of the London Mathematical Society*, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1-28. https://doi.org/10.1112/tlms/tlu001

Kania, T., Koszmider, P., & Laustsen, N. (2014). A weak*-topological dichotomy with applications in operator theory. *Transactions of the London Mathematical Society*, *1*(1), 1-28. https://doi.org/10.1112/tlms/tlu001

Kania T, Koszmider P, Laustsen N. A weak*-topological dichotomy with applications in operator theory. Transactions of the London Mathematical Society. 2014 May 14;1(1):1-28. doi: 10.1112/tlms/tlu001

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