School Seminars and Colloquia

The Square Root Problem of Kato for Elliptic Operators: Survey, Solution and Sequel


by Professor Alan McIntosh

Institution: Centre for Mathematics and its Applications, Australian National University
Date: Wed 1st November 2006
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Russell Love Theatre, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne

Abstract: About 1960 Tosio Kato, during his investigation of the evolution of physical systems, was led to pose a key question about the square roots of elliptic partial differential operators. The one-dimensional problem was solved by Coifman, McIntosh and Meyer in 1982, while it was only in 2001 that the question was fully answered by Auscher, Hofmann, Lacey,
McIntosh and Tchamitchian. I will survey this development, and discuss further progress made with Axelsson and Keith.

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