Mathematical aspects of physics with non-self-adjoint operators

June 8 to June 12, 2015

at the

American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, California

organized by

Lyonell Boulton, David Krejcirik, and Petr Siegl

Original Announcement

This workshop will emphasize the state-of-the-art techniques for the mathematically rigorous analysis of non-self-adjoint phenomena encountered in main stream and newly developing fields of physics. Its main goal is to facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations across the mathematical analysis and mathematical physics community, and is a follow up of similar events held in Prague (2010) and Edinburgh (2013).

The workshop will focus on four concrete topics for linear differential operators and pencils.

The program of open problem and discussion sessions will concentrate on these aspects for models from superconductivity, hydrodynamics, graphene, PT-symmetric quantum mechanics, and optics.

Material from the workshop

A list of participants.

The workshop schedule.

A report on the workshop activities.

A list of open problems.

Slides from presentations
Mark Embree
Marianna Shubov
Michael Levitin
Marcel Hansmann
Kwang Shin
Sabine Bögli

Papers arising from the workshop:
Generalised cosine functions, basis and regularity properties
Asymptotic spectral analysis in colliding leaky quantum layers
Spectral stability of Schroedinger operators with subordinated complex potentials
Pseudospectra of the Schroedinger operator with a discontinuous complex potential