- Math Physics Seminar
- Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 16:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
- Hanne Van Den Bosch – University of Chile – firstname.lastname@example.org
The classical Keller-Lieb-Thirring inequality bounds the ground state energy of a Schrödinger operator by a Lebesgue norm of the potential. This problem can be rewritten as a minimization problem for the Rayleigh quotient over both the eigenfunction and the potential. It is then straightforward to see that the best potential is a power of the eigenfunction, and the optimal eigenfunction satisfies a nonlinear Schrödinger equation.
This talk concerns the analogous question for the smallest eigenvalue in the gap of a massive Dirac operator. This eigenvalue is not characterized by a minimization problem. By using a suitable Birman-Schwinger operator, we show that for sufficiently small potentials in Lebesgue spaces, an optimal potential and eigenfunction exists. Moreover, the corresponding eigenfunction solves a nonlinear Dirac equation.
This is joint work with Jean Dolbeaults, David Gontier and Fabio Pizzichillo
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