Abstract: Publication date: Available online 18 March 2017 Source:Expositiones Mathematicae Author(s): Pete L. Clark We give an exposition of a recent result of M. Kapovich on the cardinal Krull dimension of the ring of holomorphic functions on a connected C -manifold. By reducing to the one-dimensional case we give a stronger lower bound for Stein manifolds.

Abstract: Publication date: Available online 5 January 2017 Source:Expositiones Mathematicae Author(s): Caroline Lassueur, Jacques Thévenaz It is well-known that a finite group possesses a universal central extension if and only if it is a perfect group. Similarly, given a prime number p , we show that a finite group possesses a universal p ′ -central extension if and only if the p ′ -part of its abelianization is trivial. This question arises naturally when working with group representations over a field of characteristic p .

Authors:Luis E. Garza; Francisco Marcellán Pages: 287 - 326 Abstract: Publication date: Available online 11 January 2016 Source:Expositiones Mathematicae Author(s): Luis E. Garza, Francisco Marcellán The connection between measures supported on the real line (resp. on the unit circle), Hankel (resp. Toeplitz) matrices, Jacobi (resp. Hessenberg and CMV) matrices, Stieltjes (resp. Carathéodory) functions constitutes a key element in the analysis of orthogonal polynomials on the real line (resp. on the unit circle). In the present contribution, we focus our attention on perturbations of the measures supported either on the real line or the unit circle and their consequences on the behavior of the corresponding sequences of orthogonal polynomials and the matrices associated with the multiplication operator in terms on those polynomial bases. The matrix perspective related to such perturbations from the point of view of factorizations ( L U and Q R ) is emphasized. Finally, we show the role of spectral transformations in the analysis of some integrable systems.

Authors:Harald Hanche-Olsen; Helge Holden Pages: 243 - 245 Abstract: Publication date: Available online 20 January 2016 Source:Expositiones Mathematicae Author(s): Harald Hanche-Olsen, Helge Holden We show how to improve on Theorem 10 in Hanche-Olsen and Holden (2010), describing when subsets in W 1 , p ( R n ) are totally bounded subsets of L q ( R n ) for p < n and p ≤ q < p ∗ . This improvement was first shown in Dosso et al. (2013) in the context of Morrey–Sobolev spaces.

Abstract: Publication date: Available online 26 December 2016 Source:Expositiones Mathematicae Author(s): Celeste Damiani In this paper we introduce distinct approaches to loop braid groups, a generalization of braid groups, and unify all the definitions that have appeared so far in the literature, with a complete proof of the equivalence of these definitions. These groups have in fact been an object of interest in different domains of mathematics and mathematical physics, and have been called, in addition to loop braid groups, with several names such as of motion groups, groups of permutation-conjugacy automorphisms, braid-permutation groups, welded braid groups and untwisted ring groups. In parallel to this, we introduce an extension of these groups that appears to be a more natural generalization of braid groups from the topological point of view. Throughout the text we motivate the interest in studying loop braid groups and give references to some of their applications.

Abstract: Publication date: Available online 26 December 2016 Source:Expositiones Mathematicae Author(s): Jaume Llibre, Xiang Zhang In 1977 Lins Neto, de Melo and Pugh (Lins Neto et al., 1977)conjectured that the classical Liénard system x ̇ = y − F ( x ) , y ̇ = − x , with F ( x ) a real polynomial of degree n , has at most [ ( n − 1 ) / 2 ] limit cycles, where [ ⋅ ] denotes the integer part function. In this paper we summarize what is known and what is still open on this conjecture. For the known results on this conjecture we present a complete proof.

Abstract: Publication date: Available online 24 December 2016 Source:Expositiones Mathematicae Author(s): Anatoliy Manov, Viktor Zastavnyi Let α ∈ ( 0 , 1 ) , h ∈ R and let f α , h be an even function with the properties: f α , h ( x ) = 0 for x ∈ ( 1 , + ∞ ) , f α , h is linear over the intervals [ 0 , α ] and [ α , 1 ] , f α , h ( 0 ) = 1 , f α , h ( α ) = h , and f α , h ( 1 ) = 0 . In this paper we prove that f α , h is positive definite on R ⟺ m ( α ) ≤ h ≤ 1 − α , where m ( α ) = 0 if 1 / α ∉ N , and m ( α ) = − α if 1 / α ∈ N .

Authors:Sunil K. Chebolu; Dan McQuillan; Ján Mináč Abstract: Publication date: Available online 8 October 2016 Source:Expositiones Mathematicae Author(s): Sunil K. Chebolu, Dan McQuillan, Ján Mináč The year 2017 marks the 80th anniversary of Witt’s famous paper containing key results, including the Witt cancellation theorem, which form the foundation for the algebraic theory of quadratic forms. We pay homage to this paper by presenting a transparent and algebraic proof of the Witt cancellation theorem, which itself is based on a cancellation. We also present an overview of some recent spectacular work which is still building on Witt’s original creation of the algebraic theory of quadratic forms.

Authors:Benjamin Sambale Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 October 2016 Source:Expositiones Mathematicae Author(s): Benjamin Sambale Let G be a permutation group on n < ∞ objects. Let f ( g ) be the number of fixed points of g ∈ G , and let { f ( g ) : 1 ≠ g ∈ G } = { f 1 , … , f r } . In this expository note we give a character-free proof of a theorem of Blichfeldt which asserts that the order of G divides ( n − f 1 ) … ( n − f r ) . We also discuss the sharpness of this bound.

Authors:R. Fioresi; F. Zanchetta Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 October 2016 Source:Expositiones Mathematicae Author(s): R. Fioresi, F. Zanchetta In this paper we use the notion of Grothendieck topology to present a unified way to approach representability in supergeometry, which applies to both the differential and algebraic settings.

Authors:Nicolas Monod Abstract: Publication date: Available online 6 October 2016 Source:Expositiones Mathematicae Author(s): Nicolas Monod We propose elementary and explicit presentations of groups that have no amenable quotients and yet are SQ-universal. Examples include groups with a finite K ( π , 1 ) , no Kazhdan subgroups and no Haagerup quotients.

Authors:Alberto Navarro Abstract: Publication date: Available online 5 October 2016 Source:Expositiones Mathematicae Author(s): Alberto Navarro We prove that, for smooth quasi-projective varieties over a field, the K -theory K ( X ) of vector bundles is the universal cohomology theory where c 1 ( L ⊗ L ̄ ) = c 1 ( L ) + c 1 ( L ̄ ) − c 1 ( L ) c 1 ( L ̄ ) . Then, we show that Grothendieck’s Riemann–Rochh theorem is a direct consequence of this universal property, as well as the universal property of the graded K -theory G K • ( X ) ⊗ Q .

Authors:Dinh Trung Hoa; Mohammad Sal Moslehian; Cristian Conde; Pingping Zhang Abstract: Publication date: Available online 5 October 2016 Source:Expositiones Mathematicae Author(s): Dinh Trung Hoa, Mohammad Sal Moslehian, Cristian Conde, Pingping Zhang We extend an operator Pólya–Szegö type inequality involving the operator geometric mean to any arbitrary operator mean under some mild conditions. Utilizing the Mond–Pečarić method, we present some other related operator inequalities as well.

Authors:Tuomas Abstract: Publication date: Available online 2 October 2016 Source:Expositiones Mathematicae Author(s): Tuomas P. Hytönen This exposition presents a self-contained proof of the A 2 theorem, the quantitatively sharp norm inequality for singular integral operators in the weighted space L 2 ( w ) . The strategy of the proof is a streamlined version of the author’s original one, based on a probabilistic Dyadic Representation Theorem for singular integral operators. While more recent non-probabilistic approaches are also available now, the probabilistic method provides additional structural information, which has independent interest and other applications. The presentation emphasizes connections to the David–Journé T ( 1 ) theorem, whose proof is obtained as a byproduct. Only very basic Probability is used; in particular, the conditional probabilities of the original proof are completely avoided.

Authors:Nicholas Switala Abstract: Publication date: Available online 2 October 2016 Source:Expositiones Mathematicae Author(s): Nicholas Switala In this expository paper, we give a complete proof of van den Essen’s theorem that the de Rham cohomology spaces of a holonomic D -module are finite-dimensional in the case of a formal power series ring over a field of characteristic zero. This proof requires results from at least five of van den Essen’s papers as well as his unpublished thesis, and until now has not been available in a self-contained document.

Authors:Matt Clay Abstract: Publication date: Available online 1 October 2016 Source:Expositiones Mathematicae Author(s): Matt Clay We analyze the reduced ℓ 2 -homology groups of a finitely generated nonabelian free group, F . Specifically, the projection map onto the space of harmonic ℓ 2 -1-chains is explicitly described and a weak isomorphism from ( ℓ 2 ( F ) ) rk ( F ) − 1 to the space of harmonic ℓ 2 -1-chains is given.

Authors:Eivind Otto Hjelle; Alexander Schmeding Abstract: Publication date: Available online 3 August 2016 Source:Expositiones Mathematicae Author(s): Eivind Otto Hjelle, Alexander Schmeding In this article we study two “strong” topologies for spaces of smooth functions from a finite-dimensional manifold to a (possibly infinite-dimensional) manifold modelled on a locally convex space. Namely, we construct Whitney type topologies for these spaces and a certain refinement corresponding to Michor’s FD -topology. Then we establish the continuity of certain mappings between spaces of smooth mappings, e.g. the continuity of the joint composition map. As a first application we prove that the bisection group of an arbitrary Lie groupoid (with finite-dimensional base) is a topological group (with respect to these topologies). For the reader’s convenience the article includes also a proof of the folklore fact that the Whitney topologies defined via jet bundles coincide with the ones defined via local charts.

Authors:Barbara A. Shipman; Patrick D. Shipman; Stephen P. Shipman Abstract: Publication date: Available online 1 August 2016 Source:Expositiones Mathematicae Author(s): Barbara A. Shipman, Patrick D. Shipman, Stephen P. Shipman While conformal transformations of the plane preserve Laplace’s equation, Lorentz-conformal mappings preserve the wave equation. This property gives rise to a rich Lorentzian geometry in dimension 1 + 1 . In elucidating the geometry of the Lorentzian plane, this work provides a window into the field of pseudo-Riemannian geometry, where the Lorentzian plane is of fundamental importance. In the Lorentzian plane, curvilinear quadrilaterals and pairs of crossing curves are transformed under nonlinear Lorentz-conformal mappings via geometric constructions that can be expressed also by functional formulas. Classes of Lorentz-conformal maps are characterized by their symmetries under subgroups of the dihedral group of order eight, and unfoldings of non-invertible mappings into invertible ones are reflected in a change of the symmetry group. The questions are simple; but the answers are not obvious, yet have beautiful geometric, algebraic, and functional descriptions and proofs. This is due to the simple form of nonlinear Lorentz-conformal transformations in dimension 1 + 1 , provided by characteristic coordinates.

Authors:Stefan Abstract: Publication date: Available online 18 July 2016 Source:Expositiones Mathematicae Author(s): Stefan Barańczuk In this paper we consider certain dynamical local-global principle for Mordell–Weil type groups over number fields like S -units, abelian varieties with trivial ring of endomorphisms and odd algebraic K -theory groups.

Authors:Valentino Tosatti Abstract: Publication date: Available online 15 July 2016 Source:Expositiones Mathematicae Author(s): Valentino Tosatti We give an exposition of a theorem of Hirzebruch, Kodaira and Yau which proves the uniqueness of the Kähler structure of complex projective space, and of Yau’s resolution of the Severi Conjecture.

Authors:Óscar Ciaurri; Emilio Fernández; Luz Roncal Abstract: Publication date: Available online 23 June 2016 Source:Expositiones Mathematicae Author(s): Óscar Ciaurri, Emilio Fernández, Luz Roncal The conic sections, as well as the solids obtained by revolving these curves, and many of their surprising properties, were already studied by Greek mathematicians since at least the fourth century B.C. Some of these properties come to the light, or are rediscovered, from time to time. In this paper we characterize the conic sections as the plane curves whose tangent lines cut off from a certain similar curve segments of constant area. We also characterize some quadrics as the surfaces whose tangent planes cut off from a certain similar surface compact sets of constant volume. Our work is developed in the most general multidimensional case.

Authors:Sebastian Baader; Christian Graf Abstract: Publication date: Available online 23 June 2016 Source:Expositiones Mathematicae Author(s): Sebastian Baader, Christian Graf We present a simple characterization for Seifert surfaces in S 3 to be fibre surfaces. As an application, we give a short topological proof of the following well-known theorem: A Murasugi sum is a fibre surface if and only if its two summands are.

Authors:Saugata Basu; Laxmi Parida Abstract: Publication date: Available online 23 June 2016 Source:Expositiones Mathematicae Author(s): Saugata Basu, Laxmi Parida In this paper we study the relationship between a very classical algebraic object associated to a filtration of topological spaces, namely a spectral sequence introduced by Leray in the 1940’s, and a more recently invented object that has found many applications–namely, its persistent homology groups. We show the existence of a long exact sequence of groups linking these two objects and using it derive formulas expressing the dimensions of each individual groups of one object in terms of the dimensions of the groups in the other object. The main tool used to mediate between these objects is the notion of exact couples first introduced by Massey in 1952.

Abstract: Publication date: Available online 11 June 2016 Source:Expositiones Mathematicae Author(s): Paweł Wójcik In this paper we characterize the Birkhoff—James orthogonality for elements of K ( X ; Y ) . In this way we extend the Bhatia—Šemrl theorem. As an application, we consider the approximate orthogonality preserving property. Moreover, we give a new characterization of inner product spaces.

Authors:Aurélien Alvarez; Vincent Lafforgue Abstract: Publication date: Available online 11 June 2016 Source:Expositiones Mathematicae Author(s): Aurélien Alvarez, Vincent Lafforgue Nous donnons une démonstration élémentaire et relativement courte du fait suivant: tout groupe hyperbolique admet une action affine isométrique propre sur un espace ℓ p pour p suffisamment grand. Une première preuve de ce résultat a été donnée par Yu [22].

Authors:Nareen Bamerni; Adem Kılıçman Abstract: Publication date: Available online 11 June 2016 Source:Expositiones Mathematicae Author(s): Nareen Bamerni, Adem Kılıçman We introduce and study a weaker form of Devaney chaotic operators on Banach spaces, which we call semi chaotic operators. We show that semi chaotic operators exist on every finite dimensional Hilbert spaces. We give a semi chaotic criterion “a sufficient condition for semi chaotic operators”, we use this criterion to characterize all semi chaotic weighted shifts on ℓ p ( N ) and ℓ p ( Z ) in term of their weight sequences.

Authors:Alexander Rotkevich Abstract: Publication date: Available online 9 June 2016 Source:Expositiones Mathematicae Author(s): Alexander Rotkevich We give examples of Lebesgue spaces on which Cauchy and Cauchy–Leray–Fantappiè operators are not bounded.

Authors:Katherine E. Stange Abstract: Publication date: Available online 12 January 2016 Source:Expositiones Mathematicae Author(s): Katherine E. Stange The curvatures of the circles in integral Apollonian circle packings, named for Apollonius of Perga (262-190 BC), form an infinite collection of integers whose Diophantine properties have recently seen a surge in interest. Here, we give a new description of Apollonian circle packings built upon the study of the collection of bases of Z [ i ] 2 , inspired by, and intimately related to, the ‘sensual quadratic form’ of Conway.

Authors:Balci Georges; Skandalis Abstract: Publication date: Available online 2 January 2016 Source:Expositiones Mathematicae Author(s): Gül Balci, Georges Skandalis We give a reformulation of the proof of a Theorem of Elek and Szabo establishing Lück’s determinant conjecture for sofic groups. It is based on traces on free group C ∗ -algebras. We briefly discuss the relation with Atiyah’s problem on the integrality of L 2 -Betti numbers.

Authors:Sergio Albeverio; Ambar Sengupta Abstract: Publication date: Available online 31 December 2015 Source:Expositiones Mathematicae Author(s): Sergio Albeverio, Ambar N. Sengupta We revisit von Neumann’s determination of the representations of the canonical commutation relations in Weyl form. We present an exposition of the original insights set within the convenient notational framework of symplectic structures. We study von Neumann’s projection operator and show how the complex phase space representation arises.