Eigenvalue Inequalities for Relativistic Hamiltonians and Fractional Laplacian

Dissertation Defense
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 1:30pm for 1.5 hours (actually 80 minutes)
Skiles 269
Selma Yildirim-Yolcu – School of Mathematics, Georgia Tech
Selma Yildirim-Yolcu
In this thesis, some eigenvalue inequalities for Klein-Gordon operators and restricted to a bounded domain in Rd are proved. Such operators become very popular recently as they arise in many problems ranges from mathematical finance to crystal dislocations, especially the relativistic quantum mechanics and \alpha-stable stochastic processes. Many of the results obtained here concern finding bounds for some spectral functions of these operators. The subject, which is well developed for the Laplacian, is examined from the spectral theory perspective through some of the tools used to prove analogues results for the Laplacian. This work highlights some important results, sparking interest in constructing a similar theory for Klein-Gordon operators. For instance, the Weyl asymptotics and semiclassical bounds for the operator Hm, are developed. As a result, a Berezin-Li-Yau type inequality is derived and an improvement of the bound is proved.