Lethbridge Number Theory and Combinatorics Seminar: Alexey Popov

  • Date: 10/05/2015
  • Time: 12:00
Alexey Popov, University of Waterloo

University of Lethbridge


Every operator has almost-invariant subspaces

It a classical open problem in Operator Theory whether every bounded linear operator T on a Hilbert space H has a non-trivial invariant subspace (that is, a subspace Y of H such that TY is contained in Y; nontrivial means not {0} and not H). This is called the Invariant Subspace Problem; it is almost 100 years old.

In this talk we will show that any bounded operator on an infinite-dimensional Hilbert space admits a rank one perturbation which has an invariant subspace of infinite dimension and co-dimension. Moreover, the norm of the perturbation can be chosen as small as needed.

This is a joint work with Adi Tcaciuc.
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Location: C630 University HallWeb page: http://www.cs.uleth.ca/~nathanng/ntcoseminar/