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Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at Texas A&M University
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Finitely generated groups nonembeddable into $L_1(0,1)$
What other classes of f.g. groups do Lipschitz embed into $L_1$? 
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A formally weaker form of the extendable local reflexivity for Banach spaces
You should accept my answer to keep this thread from coming to the front. 
Aug 15 
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Two questions about convex subsets of Hilbert Space
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Aug 15 
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Two questions about convex subsets of Hilbert Space
If you replace $H$ by an arbitrary non reflexive space $X$, then the answer is "yes". James' theorem gives a norm one functional $F$ on $X$ which does not achieve its norm on the unit ball $B_X$ of $X$. Let $A = \{x\in X: 1 \le F(x)\} \cap 2B_X$ and set $B= B_X$. 
Aug 13 
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Is the ideal of functions vanishing at a set complementable in $C(X)$?
The result Taka mentioned is due to K. Borsuk, Bull. Internat. Acad. Polon. Sci. Sér. A No. 113 (1933), 1â€“10. 
Aug 12 
answered  Is the ideal of functions vanishing at a set complementable in $C(X)$? 
Aug 10 
awarded  Nice Answer 
Aug 6 
answered  Norm of the upper triangular part of symmetric matrix 
Aug 5 
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Decreasing sequence of closed convex sets in a Banach space
Another obvious condition to get $C$ non empty is to assume that $E$ is reflexive and that the $C_n$ are bounded, closed and convex; or, more generally, that $E$ is a dual space and that the $C_n$ are bounded, weak$^*$ closed and convex. 
Aug 5 
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The Banach space of bounded functions with countable support
Good questions. I have no idea how to attack them. 
Aug 5 
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nonBorel set which intersects every compact in a Borel set
If $Y$ is the reals, your $X$ is neither locally compact nor metrizable. 
Jul 27 
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Large subspaces with small basic constants in finitedimensional Banach spaces
Have you checked what you can get from the technique in Mankiewicz, Piotr; TomczakJaegermann, Nicole Embedding subspaces of lnâˆž into spaces with Schauder basis. Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 117 (1993), no. 2, 459â€“465? From the statement you just get that $f_B(n)$ is not linear, but I vaguely recall that they or somebody checked that $n^a$ was an upper bound for some specific $a<1$. 
Jul 22 
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A formally weaker form of the extendable local reflexivity for Banach spaces
You are right. I was trying to do it so that you can get estimates depending on the dimension of $E$. Forget that and just enlarge $F$ and $E$ so that each is total over the other and choose $u_k$ Auerbach for $E$ and the unique biorthogonal $x_k^*$ in $F$, which must span $F$. Now you have no good estimate on the norms of the $x_k^*$. That does not matter because $\epsilon $ can be chosen small enough to compensate. 
Jul 20 
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A formally weaker form of the extendable local reflexivity for Banach spaces
I gave an incorrect formula for $S$ and so have made an edit to my answer. 
Jul 20 
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A formally weaker form of the extendable local reflexivity for Banach spaces
The norm condition on $x_k^*$ follows from the fact that $F$ almost norms $E$, which means that the natural mapping from $F$ to $E^*$ is almost (i.e., up to $1+\epsilon$) a quotient map. 
Jul 20 
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A formally weaker form of the extendable local reflexivity for Banach spaces
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Jul 20 
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The reflexivity of the space generated by a convex, balanced and compact set
When people take the trouble to respond to a question on MO, the OP should be respond in timely fashion. You are being discourteous by not responding. 
Jul 18 
answered  A formally weaker form of the extendable local reflexivity for Banach spaces 
Jul 16 
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The reflexivity of the space generated by a convex, balanced and compact set
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Jul 16 
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The reflexivity of the space generated by a convex, balanced and compact set
I corrected a typo, Johannes; "and" should have been "on". By "weak topology from $X$" I mean the weak topology from $X^*$ which of course does not depend on $K$. 