Seminars and Colloquia by Series

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 14:00 , Location: Skiles 005 , Selcuk Koyuncu , Drexel University , Organizer: Jeff Geronimo
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 14:00 , Location: Skiles 005 , Antonio Duran , University of Seville , Organizer: Jeff Geronimo
In this talk we discuss some nonlinear transformations between moment sequences. One of these transformations is the following: if (a_n)_n is a non-vanishing Hausdorff moment sequence then the sequence defined by 1/(a_0 ... a_n) is a Stieltjes moment sequence. Our approach is constructive and use Euler's idea of developing q-infinite products in power series. Some others transformations will be considered as well as some relevant moment sequences and analytic functions related to them. We will also propose some conjectures about moment transformations defined by means of continuous fractions.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 14:00 , Location: Skiles 005 , Raphael Clouatre , Indiana University , Organizer:
The classification theorem for a C_0 operator describes its quasisimilarity class by means of its Jordan model. The purpose of this talk will be to investigate when the relation between the operator and its model can be improved to similarity. More precisely, when the minimal function of the operator T can be written as a product of inner functions satisfying the so-called (generalized) Carleson condition, we give some natural operator theoretic assumptions on T that guarantee similarity.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 14:00 , Location: Skiles 005 , Greg Knese , University of Alabama , Organizer: Jeff Geronimo
Using integral formulas based on Green's theorem and in particular a lemma of Uchiyama, we give simple proofs of comparisons of different BMO norms without using the John-Nirenberg inequality while we also give a simple proof of the strong John-Nirenberg inequality. Along the way we prove the inclusions of BMOA in the dual of H^1 and BMO in the dual of real H^1. Some difficulties of the method and possible future directions to take it will be suggested at the end.
Friday, May 4, 2012 - 11:00 , Location: Skiles 006 , Professor Bernard Chevreau , University of Bordeaux 1 , Organizer:
In the first part of the talk we will give a brief survey of significant results going from S. Brown pioneering work showing the existence of invariant subspaces for subnormal operators (1978) to Ambrozie-Muller breakthrough asserting the same conclusion for the adjoint of a polynomially bounded operator (on any Banach space) whose spectrum contains the unit circle (2003). The second part will try to give some insight of the different techniques involved in this series of results, culminating with a brilliant use of Carleson interpolation theory for the last one. In the last part of the talk we will discuss additional open questions which might be investigated by these techniques.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 15:30 , Location: Skiles 005 , Konstantin Oskolkov , University of South Carolina , Organizer: Michael Lacey
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 15:30 , Location: Skiles 005 , Kabe Moen , University of Alabama , Organizer: Michael Lacey
Motivated by mappings of finite distortion, we consider degenerate p-Laplacian equations whose ellipticity condition is satisfied by thedistortion tensor and the inner distortion function of such a mapping. Assuming a certain Muckenhoupt type condition on the weightinvolved in the ellipticity condition, we describe the set of continuity of solutions.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 14:00 , Location: Skiles 005 , Kelly Bickel , Washington University - St. Louis , Organizer:
It is well-known that every Schur function on the bidisk can be written as a sum involving two positive semidefinite kernels. Such decompositions, called Agler decompositions, have been used to answer interpolation questions on the bidisk as well as to derive the transfer function realization of Schur functions used in systems theory. The original arguments for the existence of such Agler decompositions were nonconstructive and the structure of these decompositions has remained quite mysterious. In this talk, we will discuss an elementary proof of the existence of Agler decompositions on the bidisk, which is constructive for inner functions. We will use this proof as a springboard to examine the structure of such decompositions and properties of their associated reproducing kernel Hilbert spaces.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 14:00 , Location: Skiles 005 , Vladimir Eiderman , University of Wisconsin , Organizer: Michael Lacey
This is a joint work with F.~Nazarov and A.~Volberg.Let $s\in(1,2)$, and let $\mu$ be a finite positive Borel measure in $\mathbb R^2$ with $\mathcal H^s(\supp\mu)<+\infty$. We prove that if the lower $s$-density of $\mu$ is+equal to zero $\mu$-a.~e. in $\mathbb R^2$, then$\|R\mu\|_{L^\infty(m_2)}=\infty$, where $R\mu=\mu\ast\frac{x}{|x|^{s+1}}$ and $m_2$ is the Lebesque measure in $\mathbb R^2$. Combined with known results of Prat and+Vihtil\"a, this shows that for  any noninteger $s\in(0,2)$ and any finite positive Borel measure in $\mathbb R^2$ with $\mathcal H^s(\supp\mu)<+\infty$, we have+$\|R\mu\|_{L^\infty(m_2)}=\infty$.Also I will tell about the resent result of Ben Jaye, as well as about open problems.
Monday, March 26, 2012 - 14:00 , Location: Skiles 114 , Dan Timotin , Indiana University and Mathematical Institute of Romania , Organizer:
Truncated Toeplitz operators, introduced in full generality by Sarason a few years ago, are compressions of multiplication operators on H^2 to subspaces invariant to the adjoint of the shift. The talk will survey this newly developing area, presenting several of the basic results and highlighting some intriguing open questions.