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Dixmier traces
Serge RICHARD Professor
Department: Graduate School of Mathematics
Class Time:  2017 Spring Wednesday 
Recommended for:  Graduate school of Mathematics 
Course Overview
Course Overview
This course will provide an overview of some classical tools of functional analysis as well as some more advanced material developed over the last 10 to 15 years. After quickly recalling some basic definitions on Hilbert spaces and operators acting on them, we shall introduce many properties of the set of compact operators and the Schatten ideals. The Dixmier trace will then be introduced and compared to the usual trace. In the second part of the course, a more general framework for singular traces will be introduced, and some connections with other branches of mathematics will be presented. In particular, the link with Wodzicki's residue will be sketched. In order to provide a large panorama on the subject together with applications, some details might be omitted, but references will be provided.
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Syllabus
Reference
The two main references for this course will be
 S. Lord, F. Sukochev, D. Zanin: Singular traces, theory and applications, 2013
 B. Simon: Trace ideals and their applications, 2005 (second edition)
Plan of the course
 Hilbert space and linear operators,
 Normed ideals of K(H),
 The Dixmier trace,
 Heat kernel and zetafunction,
 Traces of pseudodifferential operators.
Required Knowledge
Knowledge on standard undergraduate functional analysis.
Attendance
This course is open for any students at Nagoya University as one of the "open subjects" of general education.
Method of Evaluation
Grades based on attendance, a written report, or an examination.
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Class Materials
Lecture Notes
 full document (98pages)
 Dixmier traces (PDF, 385KB)
Lecture Notes
 Title (PDF, 17KB)
 Contents (PDF, 61KB)
 Chapter 1
 Hilbert space and linear operators (PDF, 165KB)
 Chapter 2
 Normed ideals of K(H) (PDF, 175KB)
 Chapter 3
 The Diximier trace (PDF, 137KB)
 Chapter 4
 Heat kernel and zetafunction (PDF, 101KB)
 Chapter 5
 Traces of pseudodifferntial operators (PDF, 194KB)
 Bibliography
 Bibliography (PDF, 55KB)
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Page last updated August 9, 2017
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