# Questions tagged [operator-theory]

Spectrum, resolvent, numerical range, functional calculus, operator semigroups. Special classes of operators: compact, Fredholm, dissipative, differential, integral, pseudodifferential, etc.

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### Uniform boundedness of resolvents on the imaginary axis

Let $A \colon \mathcal{D}(A) \subset \mathbb{H} \to \mathbb{H}$ be a closed linear operator in a Hilbert space $\mathbb{H}$, which generates a $C_{0}$-semigroup. Suppose that in a $\varepsilon$-...
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### Is the reduced group $C^*$-algebra quasidiagonal

Let $G$ be an amenable group. I wonder whether it is true that the reduced group $C^*$-algebra $C_r^*(G)$ is quasidiagonal.
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### Existence of an injective unbounded below operator

Given an infinite dimensional Banach space, can we always find an infinite dimensional Banach space $Y$ and an injective bounded operator $T:X\to Y$ such that $T$ is not bounded below? If $X^{*}$ is ...
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### Determine the singular values of a compact operator in terms of the eigenvalues of an alternating tensor product of operators

Let $H$ be a $\mathbb R$-Hilbert space, $A\in\mathfrak L(H)$ be compact and $$|A|:=\sqrt{A^\ast A}$$ denote the square-root of $A$. By definition, the $k$th largest singular value $\sigma_k(A)$ of $A$ ...
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### For what kind of $C^*$ algebra $A$ every normal element $y\in A$ has a normal lift for every given surjective $C^*$ morphism $\phi:B\to A$

Is there a terminology for the following property of $C^*$ algebra $A$: For every $C^*$ algebra $B$ and surjective $C^*$ morphism $\phi: B\to A$, every normal element $y\in A$ admits a normal ...
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### Why are we interested in operators that share a basis of eigenfunctions?

I hope this is an appropriate question for this forum. If not, I apologize. Before stating my question (which may be found at the end of this post), I will attempt to provide sufficient context. I ...
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### Sum of strongly commuting self-adjoint operators

Let $A,B$ be two positive unbounded, self-adjoint operators on some Hilbert space that strongly commute. Let $D(A)$ and $D(B)$ denote their respective domain. Then, using for instance the spectral ...
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### Elliptic estimates for self-adjoint operators

Let $A$ be a symmetric matrix in $\mathbb R^n$ such that $A$ is positive definite and hence satisfies $0< \lambda \le A \le \Lambda < \infty.$ Let $T$ be a densely defined and closed operator ...
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### A quantitative characterization of bounded approximation property

Recall that a Banach space $X$ has the approximation property (AP for short ) if for every compact subset $K$ of $X$ and every $\varepsilon > 0$, there exists a finite rank operator $S$ on $X$ such ...
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### When is rank-1 perturbation to a positive operator still positive?

Let $A : \mathcal{H} \to \mathcal{H}$ and $B : \mathcal{H} \to \mathcal{H}$ be trace-class (hence compact) Hermitian operators on a separable Hilbert space. Assume that $A$ is strictly positive and ...
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### Is the spectrum of a “self adjoint” operator real on $\ell^p$?

There might be an obvious answer to the question, but it doesn't come to mind. Suppose we have an infinite matrix $A=(a_{ij})$, which defines a bounded linear operator on $\ell^p$, i.e. for all ...
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