Tuesday Seminar on Topology

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Date, time & place Tuesday 17:00 - 18:30 056Room #056 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Organizer(s) KAWAZUMI Nariya, KITAYAMA Takahiro, SAKASAI Takuya

2023/10/24

17:00-18:00   Online
Pre-registration required. See our seminar webpage.
Shin Hayashi (Aoyama Gakuin University)
Index theory for quarter-plane Toeplitz operators via extended symbols (JAPANESE)
[ Abstract ]
We consider index theory for some Toeplitz operators on a discrete quarter-plane. Index theory for such operators has been investigated by Simonenko, Douglas-Howe, Park and index formulas are obtained by Coburn-Douglas-Singer, Duducava. In this talk, we revisit Duducava’s idea and discuss an index formula for quarter-plane Toeplitz operators of two-variable rational matrix function symbols from a geometric viewpoint. By using Gohberg-Krein theory for matrix factorizations and analytic continuation, we see that the symbols of Fredholm quarter-plane Toeplitz operators defined originally on a two-dimensional torus can canonically be extended to some three-sphere, and show that their Fredholm indices coincides with the three-dimensional winding number of extended symbols. If time permits, we briefly mention a contact with a topic in condensed matter physics, called (higher-order) topological insulators.
[ Reference URL ]
https://park.itc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/MSF/topology/TuesdaySeminar/index_e.html