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Let $H$ be an infinite-dimensional Hilbert space and let $\mathcal{B}(H)$ be the (C*/W*-)algebra of bounded operators on it. Actually, you may forget about the involution in $\mathcal{B}(H)$ because I am interested in $\mathcal{B}(H)$ only as a Banach algebra (operator algebra).

Do there exist two infinite-dimensional Banach algebras $A, B$ such that $\mathcal{B}(H)$ is isomorphic as a Banach algebra to the projective tensor product $A\otimes_\gamma B$?

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Now cross-posted to MathOverflow: – user16299 Sep 26 '12 at 22:09

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