Pick's theorem is a century-old theorem in complex analysis about interpolation with bounded analytic functions. The Kadison-Singer problem was a question about states on $C^*$-algebras originating in the work of Dirac on the mathematical description of quantum mechanics. It was solved by Marcus, Spielman and Srivastava a few years ago.
I will talk about Pick's theorem, the Kadison-Singer problem and how the two can be brought together to solve interpolation problems with infinitely many nodes. This talk is based on joint work with Alexandru Aleman, John McCarthy and Stefan Richter.
- Functional Analysis Seminar