banner USF Home College of Arts & Sciences OASIS myUSF USF A-Z Index

USF Home > College of Arts and Sciences > Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Mathematics & Statistics

Classical Analysis
(Leader: Prof. Dmitry Khavinson )

Friday, April 4, 2008

Title
Speaker
Time
Place

Lubinsky’s approach to Universality for General Measures
Marty Findley
4:00pm-5:00pm
PHY 108

Abstract

Recently D. S. Lubinsky discovered a simple relationship between reproducing kernels and Christoffel functions for general measures supported on the interval \([-1,1]\). With it, he establishes universality for measures whose weights are positive and continuous. We will discuss his approach and an extension of his result to regular measures with locally Szegö weights as well as an application to the asymptotic spacing of zeros of orthogonal polynomials.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Title
Speaker
Time
Place

On equilibrium problems for the logarithmic potential, Part III
E. A. Rakhmanov
3:00pm-4:00pm
PHY 108

Friday, March 7, 2008

Title
Speaker
Time
Place

Geometry of the unit ball of \(L_p\) and minimal projections
Lesław Skrzypek
3:00pm-4:00pm
PHY 108

Friday, February 29, 2008

Title
Speaker
Time
Place

On equilibrium problems for the logarithmic potential, Part II
E. A. Rakhmanov
3:00pm-4:00pm
PHY 108

Friday, February 22, 2008

Title
Speaker
Time
Place

On equilibrium problems for the logarithmic potential, Part I
E. A. Rakhmanov
3:00pm-4:00pm
PHY 108

Abstract

We will start with a historic introduction related to two things: (a) Equilibrium (Robin) measure of a compact in complex plane and its applications to investigation of asymptotics for extremal polynomials. (b) Fekete points and their connections (in particular to classical orthogonal polynomials).

The main concept here is an equilibrium measure as minimizing a logarithmic energy functional (typical result: “discrete equilibrium is close to the continuous one”). More recently some approximation problems were investigated by a reduction to a new kind of equilibrium distributions — saddle points of the energy functional (equilibriums are unstable). In turn, there are important connections of these new equilibrium problems and the classical problems and tools of geometric function theory (moduli problems, quadratic differentials and so on).

Friday, February 1, 2008

This week's seminar has been replaced by a colloquium.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Title
Speaker
Time
Place

Limits of Lagrange Projections
Boris Shekhtman
3:00pm-4:00pm
PHY 108

Abstract

This is a joint work with Carl de Boor. The fact that every ideal projector in two variables is a limit of Lagrange projectors was proved using non-trivial facts from algebraic geometry. Recently we found a completely elementary proof of this result using nothing more than some elementary facts from linear algebra. I am hoping to present this proof with all the necessary details.