Seminars and Colloquia by Series

The Cluster Value Problem for Banach Spaces

Series
Analysis Seminar
Time
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 15:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
Skiles 005
Speaker
Sofia Ortega CastilloTexas A&M University
I will introduce the cluster value problem, and its relation to the Corona problem, in the setting of Banach algebras of analytic functions on unit balls. Then I will present a reduction of the cluster value problem in separable Banach spaces, for the algebras $A_u$ and $H^{\infty}$, to those spaces that are $\ell_1$ sums of a sequence of finite dimensional spaces. This is joint work with William B. Johnson.

Landau's Density Results Revisited

Series
Analysis Seminar
Time
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 15:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
Skiles 005
Speaker
Shahaf NitzanKent State
This talk discusses exponential frames and Riesz sequences in L^2 over a set of finite measure. (Roughly speaking, Frames and Riesz sequences are over complete bases and under complete bases, respectively). Intuitively, one would assume that the frequencies of an exponential frame can not be too sparse, while those of an exponential Riesz sequence can not be too dense. This intuition was confirmed in a very general theorem of Landau, which holds for all bounded sets of positive measure. Landau's proof involved a deep study of the eigenvalues of compositions of certain projection operators. Over the years Landaus technique, as well as some relaxed version of it, were used in many different setting to obtain results of a similar nature. Recently , joint with A. Olevskii, we found a surprisingly simple approach to Landau's density theorems, which provides stronger versions of these results. In particular, the theorem for Riesz sequences was extended to unbounded sets (for frames, such an extension is trivial). In this talk we will discuss Landau's results and our approach for studying questions of this type.

On Higher-Dimensional Oscillation in Ergodic Theory

Series
Analysis Seminar
Time
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 15:05 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
Skiles 005
Speaker
Ben KrauseUCLA
We will discuss the fine notion of the pointwise convergence of ergodic averages in setting where one the ergodic transformation is a Z^d action, and the averages are over more exotic sets than just cubes. In this setting, pointwise convergence does not follow from the usual ergodicity arguments. Bourgain, in his study of the polynomial ergodic averages invented the variational technique, which we extend to our more exotic averages.

Lp theory for outer measures

Series
Analysis Seminar
Time
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 10:07 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
Skiles 005
Speaker
Yen DoYale University
In this talk I will describe an Lp theory for outer measures, which could be used to connect two themes of Lennart Carleson's work: Carleson measures and time frequency analysis. This is joint work with Christoph Thiele.

Operator theory from several complex variables perspective

Series
Analysis Seminar
Time
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 14:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
Skiles 005
Speaker
Sonmez SahutogluUniversity of Toledo
Complex analysis in several variables is very different from the one variable theory. Hence it is natural to expect that operator theory on Bergman spaces of pseudoconvex domains in $\mathbb{C}^n$ will be different from the one on the Bergman space on the unit disk. In this talk I will present several results that highlight this difference about compactness of Hankel operators. This is joint work with Mehmet Celik and Zeljko Cuckovic.

Wolff's Ideal Problem in the Multiplier Algebra on weighted Dirichlet Space

Series
Analysis Seminar
Time
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 14:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
Skiles 005
Speaker
Debendra BanjadeUniversity of Alabama
In 1980, T. M. Wolff has given the following version of the ideal membership for finitely generated ideals in $H^{\infty}(\mathbb{D})$: \[\ensuremath{\mbox{If \,\,}\left\{ f_{j}\right\} _{j=1}^{n}}\subset H^{\infty}(\mathbb{D}),\, h\in H^{\infty}(\mathbb{D})\,\,\mbox{and }\]\[\vert h(z)\vert\leq\left(\underset{j=1}{\overset{n}{\sum}}\vert f_{j}(z)\vert^{2}\right)^{\frac{1}{2}}\,\mbox{for all \ensuremath{z\in\mathbb{D},}}\]then \[h^{3}\in\mathcal{I}\left(\left\{ f_{j}\right\} _{j=1}^{n}\right),\,\,\mbox{the ideal generated by \ensuremath{\left\{ f_{j}\right\} _{j=1}^{n}}in \ensuremath{H^{\infty}}\ensuremath{(\mathbb{D})}. }\]In this talk, we will give an analogue of the Wolff's ideal problem in the multiplier algebra on weighted Dirichlet space. Also, we will give a characterization for radical ideal membership.

Estimates of the Discrepancy Function in Exponential Orlicz Spaces

Series
Analysis Seminar
Time
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 14:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
Skiles 005
Speaker
Gagik AmirkhanyanGeorgia Tech
For dimensions n greater than or equal to 3, and integers N greater than 1, there is a distribution of points P in a unit cube [0,1]^{n}, of cardinality N, for which the discrepancy function D_N associated with P has an optimal Exponential Orlicz norm. In particular the same distribution will have optimal L^p norms, for 1 < p < \infty. The collection P is a random digit shift of the examples of W.L. Chen and M. Skriganov.

The Spectrum and Essential Spectrum of Toeplitz Operators

Series
Analysis Seminar
Time
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 14:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
Skiles 005
Speaker
Dechao ZhengVanderbilt University
On the Hardy space, by means of an elegant and ingenious argument, Widom showed that the spectrum of a bounded Toeplitz operator is always connected and Douglas showed that the essential spectrum of a bounded Toeplitz operator is also connected. On the Bergman space, in 1979, G. McDonald and the C. Sundberg showed that the essential spectrum of a Toeplitz operator with bounded harmonic symbol is connected if the symbol is either real or piecewise continuous on the boundary. They asked whether the essential spectrum of a Toeplitz operator on the Bergman space with bounded harmonic symbol is connected. In this talk, we will show an example that the spectrum and the essential spectrum of a Toeplitz operator with bounded harmonic symbol is disconnected. This is a joint work with Carl Sundberg.

The A_2 Theorem for spaces of homogeneous type

Series
Analysis Seminar
Time
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 14:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
Skiles 005
Speaker
Theresa AndersonBrown University
A recent conjecture in harmonic analysis that was exploredin the past 20 years was the A_2 conjecture, that is the sharp bound onthe A_p weight characteristic of a Calderon-Zygmund singular integraloperator on weighted L_p space. The non-sharp bound had been knownsince the 1970's, but interest in the sharpness was spurred recentlyby connections to quasiconformal mappings and PDE. Finally solved infull by Hytonen, the proof is complex, intricate and lengthy. A new "simple" approach using local mean oscillation and positive operatorbounds was published by Lerner. We discuss this and some recent progress in the area, including our new proof for spaces of homogeneoustype, in the style of Lerner (Joint work with Armen Vagharshakyan).

The Essential Norm of Operators on the Bergman Space.

Series
Analysis Seminar
Time
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 14:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Location
Skiles 005
Speaker
Brett WickGeorgia Tech
In this talk, we will characterize the compact operators on Bergman spaces of the ball and polydisc. The main result we will discuss shows that an operator on the Bergman space is compact if and only if its Berezin transform vanishes on the boundary and additionally this operator belongs to the Toeplitz algebra. We additionally will comment about how to extend these results to bounded symmetric domains, and for "Bergman-type" function spaces.

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