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About generator and isomorphism problems for free groups operator algebras

Let $H$ be an infinite dimensional separable Hilbert space. The $C^{*}$-algebras and von Neumann here unital and subalgebras of $B(H)$. Definition : Let $\mathcal{A}$ be $C^{*}$-algebra (resp. a ...
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Is there an operator algebraic reformulation of the invariant subspace problem?

Let $H$ be an infinite dimensional separable Hilbert space and $B(H)$ the algebra of bounded operators. Invariant subspace problem: Let $T \in B(H)$. Is there a non-trivial closed $T$-invariant ...
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Finite dimensional approximations of operators on Hilbert spaces

Let $e_1,e_2,\dots$ be a Schauder basis for a Hilbert space $(V , \langle \cdot , \cdot \rangle)$. Let $A:V \to V$ be an operator. Finally, let $V_n = {\rm span}( e_1, \dots, e_n)$. Let $i_n : V_n ...
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Kadison-Singer problem

The Kadison-Singer problem is the following statement: for any $\epsilon >0$, there exists $r\in \mathbb N$ such that for any bounded operator $A$ on $\ell^2(\mathbb Z)$, there exists a partition ...
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Do the banded operators check the invariant subspace problem?

Let $H$ be an infinite dimensional separable Hilbert space and $B(H)$ the algebra of bounded operators. Invariant subspace problem: Let $T \in B(H)$. Is there a non-trivial closed $T$-invariant ...
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Resource on Infinite Systems of Difference Equations

I have asked this question previously at Math.stackexchange, but it seems to receive little attention there. In my efforts (somewhere on the boundary of discrete mathematics and theoretical computer ...
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Is there an irreducible, noncompact commuting, nonnormal operator, with spectrum strictly continuous?

Let $H$ be an infinite dimensional separable Hilbert space. Definition: The commutant $\mathcal{S}'$ of a subset $\mathcal{S} \subset B(H)$ is $ \{A \in B(H) : AB=BA \ , \ \forall B \in \mathcal{S} ...
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purely point spectrum as compactness of orbits

Let $U$ be a unitary operator in a complex separable Hilbert space $H$. Assume that for any vector $x$ its orbit $\{x,Ux,U^2x,\dots\}$ is precompact in $X$ (i.e. closure is compact). Then there exists ...
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Set-theoretic reformulation of the invariant subspace problem

The invariant subspace problem (ISP) for Hilbert spaces asks whether every bounded linear operator $A$ on $l^2$ (with complex scalars) must have a closed invariant subspace other than $\{0\}$ and ...
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A closed extension of the Laplace operator with respect to the supremum norm

Let $X$ be a bounded connected open subset of the $n$-dimensional real euclidean space. Consider the Laplace operator defined on the space of infinitely differentiable functions with compact support ...
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An inequality involving operator and trace norms

Consider two square matrices $A, B \in \mathbb{R}^{n \times n}$ and let $\| \cdot\|_1$ and $\|\cdot\|$ be, respectively, the trace norm (the sum of singular values) and the usual operator norm (the ...
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Operators from $L^{\infty}$ to $L^{\infty}$

If $T$ defined as $T(f)(x)=\int K(x,y)f(y)dy$, where $K(x,y)$ is locally integrable, is bounded from $L^{\infty}$ to $L^{\infty}$, how can we show that $\|\int|K(\cdot,y)|dy\|_{L^{\infty}}\le ...
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Projections in a W*-algebra as a continuous lattice?

A continuous lattice is a complete lattice $L$ in which every element $y$ is equal to $\bigvee${$x \in L \mid x \ll y$} where $x \ll y$ ("x approximates y" or "x is way below y") if for any directed ...
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References on countable W*-algebras

In "Operator algebras with a faithful weakly-closed representation" (1955), Kadison describes a countable W*-algebra as a C*-algebra which has a faithful representation as a countably decomposable ...
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Special kind of operators

Consider an operator $A: H \longrightarrow X$ ($H$ is a Hilbert space and $X$ is a Banach space) that has a representation $$ A = \sum_{j=0}^\infty a_j \langle \cdot, e_j\rangle \cdot x_j,$$ where ...
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Absolutely 2-summable operator on a Hilbert space

An bouneded linear operator $A \in L(X, Y)$ (here $X$, $Y$ are Banach spaces) is called absolutely $2$-summable if there exists a $C>0$ such that $$ \left( \sum_{j=1}^N \| A x_j\|_X^2 \right)^{1/2} ...
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On the self-adjoint part of a quasinilpotent operator

Disclaimer: this is not research-level, but I've read some non research-level questions/answers on quasinilpotent operators here, some of them involving renowned users. So I thought I'd give it a try. ...
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Is there an algebra for divergent series summation operators?

Let $D$ denote a divergent series and let $C$ denote a convergent series. Furthermore, let $s : $ { Series } $\to$ $\mathbb{C}$ be a regular, linear divergent series operator, which is either one ...
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Is there an analog of determinant for linear operators in infinite dimensions as that of finite dimensions?

I am trying to find out the essence of what a determinant is. Besides, in finite dimensions, determinant is the kind of numerical invariant that determines the invertibility of a linear operator, but ...
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A strange equality of the operator E ($Eu_n=u_{n+1}$)

The operator $E$ is defined as $Eu_n=u_{n+1}$. I encountered a strange equality. when I tried out Let $u_n$ represent a series such that $$u_{n+2}=u_{n+1}+u_n. \tag{$\star$}$$ Or ...
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projection of sobolev spaces onto cones

Consider the Sobolev space $W^{k,p}(\Omega)$ for $k\in \mathbb N$, $p\in [1,\infty]$ and some open domain $\Omega\subset \mathbb R^n$ $^*$. Then it is known that $W^{k,p}(\Omega)$ is an ordered Banach ...
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When are two operators simultaneously diagonalisable?

I am reading a paper and they have diagonalised both operators in an equation, on a separable Hilbert space, with respect to the same basis. My question is, when can two operators be simultaneously ...
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Generator of a generated $C_0$ semigroup.

Consider $C_0$-semigroup $S_t:\mathscr{B(H)} \to \mathscr{B(H)}$ with generator $U$. Now define $P_t:\mathscr{B_1(H)} \to \mathscr{B_1(H)}$ where $P_t(\rho)=S_t\rho S_t^*$. How can I prove $P_t$ to ...
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definition of operator valued integral with spectral measure

I am trying to make sense of some operators that come up on Buchholz and Summers' work on warped convolutions (two works on arxiv: 2008 and 2011). There, they work on a Hilbert space $H$ and on the ...
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Fredholm theory on Fr\'echet spaces

Dear everybody, In my study of the classial Fredholm theory on Banach spaces, I am interested in the corresponding Fredholm theory on Fr\'echet spaces. But it seems to me that there is little ...
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Containment of an element to an operator system

This question will probably appeal to people in operator systems theory as it is very much related. However, I'm interested in down-to-earth concrete systems with finite dimensional Hilbert space ...
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Strongly convergent operator sequence

Let $T_j$ be a sequence of compact operators on a Hilbert space $H$ which converges strongly to the identity, i.e., for each $v\in H$ the sequence $$ \parallel T_jv-v\parallel $$ tends to zero. Is it ...
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Projections in Banach spaces

Dear All, I am absolutely lost in the following problem: Let $P_s, \: s \in [0,1],$ be a uniformly bounded family of projections (idempotents) in a Banach space $X$ such that $P_s P_t = P_{{\rm ...
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A doubt about the parts of the spectrum of tensor products

Let $\mathcal{H}$ be any complex Hilbert space of infinite dimensional. By an operator $T$ I mean a linear bounded transformation from $\mathcal{H}$ into $\mathcal{H}$, i.e, ...
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A is a nonnegative matrix; the only principal submatrix having spectral radius above 1 is A itself

Let $\rho(M)$ denote the spectral radius (modulus of the largest eigenvalue) of a square matrix $M$. I am looking for a characterization or anything else interesting about the set of matrices $A$ ...
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analogue of a set with n binary operations

So a group is a type of structure with one binary operations that satisfies some list of axioms. A ring is a structure that has two binary operations that satisfy some list of axioms. Do there exist ...
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Imaginary part of a spectrum

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space, $A$ be a normal bounded operator on $H$ with spectrum $\sigma(A)=\{\lambda\in \mathbb{C}\;|\;A-\lambda Id \text{ is not invertible }\}$. Is ...
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Functional calculus of unitary matrices and commutator norms: reference request

Suppose we have a normal matrix $A$ and a general matrix $B$. For a continuous function $f$ on the disk we can find upper-bounds on $\Vert[f(A),B]\Vert$ in terms of $\Vert[A,B]\Vert$. The more we know ...
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Invariant Measures of Markov Chains under Perturbations

This is a more specific version of a question I asked before without much luck. I believe this should be standard perturbation theory, but looking at Kato's book has not helped. Any references would ...
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non-closed weak graph limit of symmetric operators

Hi Everyone, I was recently reading Reed & Simon's functional analysis textbook (the first volume), and it mentions casually on page 294 that weak graph limits of a sequence of symmetric ...
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Why do we distinguish the continuous spectrum and the residual spectrum?

As we know, continuous spectrum and residual spectrum are two cases in the spectrum of an operator, which only appear in infinite dimension. If $T$ is a operator from Banach space $X$ to $X$, $aI-T$ ...
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Convexity of spectral radius of Markov operators, Random walks on non-amenable groups

Let $P_1,P_2$ denote stochastic transition matrices on a countable set $I$. Consider $P_1,P_2$ as operators on $\ell^2(I)$ given by multiplication. Question Under which conditions can we show that ...
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Can we construct a Hilbert space where the operator following differencial operator is symmetric?

I'd like to know if one can define a pertinent Hilbert space where the operator $$A_p v := -\frac{1}{2} v" + (vF + v\int_\mathbb{R} Sp + p\int_\mathbb{R} Sv )'$$ is symmetric. Here, $p$ satisfies ...
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What is the intersection of the closures of left invertible operators and right invertible operators?

From Douglas Zare's answer (see Does $X$ embed in $Y$, and $Y$ embed in $X$, always imply that $X$ isomorphic onto $Y$?), one know that $$ \overline{G_{l}(X,Y)} \bigcap \overline{G_{r}(X,Y) } = ...
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Does $X$ embed in $Y$, and $Y$ embed in $X$, always imply that $X$ isomorphic onto $Y$?

Let $X$ and $Y$ be Banach spaces. The notion of the embedded spaces was introduced by D.S. Djordjevic. Say that $X$ embed in $Y$, and write $X \preceq Y$, if there exists a left invertible operator ...
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The spectrum of a Markov Operator and Invariant Measures

Suppose I have a discrete-time Markov Chain (in an infinite dimensional state space $\Omega$) with Markov operator $P$, a linear operator on the space of bounded measurable functions on $\Omega$. (Or ...
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How far is a set of vectors from being orthogonal?

Given some vectors, how many dimensions do you need to add (to their span) before you can find some mutually orthogonal vectors that project down to the original ones? Or, more formally... Suppose ...
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The Dunkl intertwining operator $V_k$ on $C(\mathbb{R}^d)$

The Dunkl intertwinig operator $V_k$ on $C(\mathbb{R}^d)$ is defined by: $$V_k f(x)=\int_{\mathbb{R}^d}f(y)d\mu_x(y),$$ where $d\mu_x$ is a probability measure on $\mathbb{R}^d$ with support in the ...
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Inequality of von Neumann for more than two contractions

Good morning, I'm doing the Master 2 Practice at the University of Toulouse 3, France, on the spectral Nevanlinna-Pick interpolation, via operator theory. This problem leads to study the symmetrized ...
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Invariant subspaces for compact restrictions

Suppose $Y$ is a closed hyperplane in $X$, so we can write $X=Y\oplus[x_0]$. Let $y_n$ be a normalized basis of $Y$. Define an operator $S:Y\to Y\oplus[x_0]$ by $Sy_n=\alpha_ny_n+\beta_nx_0$, for any ...
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Perturbing upper-semi Fredholm operators

Let $T\colon X\to X$ be an upper-semi Fredholm operator acting on a $B$-space $X$ (the range of $T$ is closed and kernel is finite-dimensional) with complemented range. Suppose $S\colon X\to X$ is ...
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Extension of weakly compact operators from $\ell_1$ into $c_0$

Is every weakly compact operator from $\ell_1$ into $c_0$ extendible to any larger space? Equivalently, is every weakly compact operator from $\ell_1$ into $c_0$ extendible to $\ell_\infty$?
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The operator preseving two disjoint dense operator ranges invariant

Let $\mathcal{H}$ be a separable infinite dimensional Hilbert space. Suppose that $\mathcal{H}_0\subset\mathcal{H}$ which is a dense proper subspace is the range of some bounded linear operator $T$. ...
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Decomposition of an integral operator into a composition

I've been musing about the following question for a while now. Given an integral operator $G$ defined by $$ (Gf)(x) = \int_0^1 G(x,u) f(u)\,du $$ Is it possible to decompose this into two separate ...
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Second adjoint operators on non quasi-reflexive Banach spaces

I am interested in 'algebraic-density'-type properties of second adjoint operators in the algebra of bounded operator on a second dual of a Banach space. Incidentally, I have a problem with ...