Past Functional Analysis Seminar

E.g., 2019-12-10
E.g., 2019-12-10
E.g., 2019-12-10
19 November 2019
17:00
Abstract

Congruence monoids in the ring of integers are given by certain unions of arithmetic progressions. To each congruence monoid, there is a canonical way to associate a semigroup C*-algebra. I will explain this construction and then discuss joint work with Xin Li on K-theoretic invariants. I will also indicate how all of this generalizes to congruence monoids in the ring of integers of an arbitrary algebraic number field.

  • Functional Analysis Seminar
5 November 2019
17:00
Sabine Boegli
Abstract

We consider Schroedinger operators on the whole Euclidean space or on the half-space, subject to real Robin boundary conditions. I will present the construction of a non-real potential that decays at infinity so that the corresponding Schroedinger operator has infinitely many non-real eigenvalues accumulating at every point of the essential spectrum. This proves that the Lieb-Thirring inequalities, crucial in quantum mechanics for the proof of stability of matter, do no longer hold in the non-selfadjoint case.

  • Functional Analysis Seminar
29 October 2019
17:00
Andrea Mondino
Abstract

I will give an overview of the localization technique: a powerful dimension-reduction tool for proving geometric and functional inequalities.  Having its roots in a  pioneering work of Payne-Weinberger in the 60ies about sharp Poincare’-Wirtinger inequality on Convex Bodies in Rn, recently such a technique found new applications for a range of sharp geometric and functional inequalities in spaces with Ricci curvature bounded below.

  • Functional Analysis Seminar
22 October 2019
17:00
Abraham Ng
Abstract

The well known Katznelson-Tzafriri theorem states that a power-bounded operator $T$ on a Banach space $X$ satisfies $\|T^n(I-T)\| \to 0$ as $n \to \infty$ if and only if the spectrum of $T$ touches the complex unit circle nowhere except possibly at the point $\{1\}$. As it turns out, the rate at which $\|T^n(I-T)\|$ goes to zero is largely determined by estimates on the resolvent of $T$ on the unit circle minus $\{1\}$ and not only is this interesting from a purely spectral and operator theoretic perspective, the applications of such quantified decay rates are myriad, ranging from the mean ergodic theorem to so-called alternating projections, from probability theory to continuous-in-time evolution equations. In this talk, we will trace the story of these so-called quantified Katznelson-Tzafriri theorems through previously known results up to the present, ending with a new result proved just a few weeks ago that largely completes the adventure.

  • Functional Analysis Seminar
16 May 2019
17:00
Pedro Tradacete

Further Information: 

ABSTRACT: Given a metric measure space $(X,d,\mu)$, its doubling constant is given by
$$
C_\mu=\sup_{x\in X, r>0} \frac{\mu(B(x,2r))}{\mu(B(x,r))},
$$
where $B(x,r)$ denotes the open ball of radius $r$ centered at $x$. Clearly, $C_\mu\geq1$, and in the case $X$ reduces to a singleton $C_\mu=1$. One might think that for a metric space with more than one point, the constant $C_\mu$ could be very close to one. However, we will show that in general $C_\mu\geq2$. The talk is based on a joint work with Javier Soria (Barcelona).

  • Functional Analysis Seminar

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