Complex Analysis and Operator Theory
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Javad Mashreghi (Laval University) and
Nina Zorboska (University of Manitoba)
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 LINE BARIBEAU, Universite Laval
Hyperbolic divided differences and higherorder hyperbolic derivatives [PDF]

We will give a brief survey of hyperbolic divided differences and higherorder hyperbolic derivatives for functions in the Schur class. We will also show how these ideas can be used for matrixvalued holomorphic functions to obtain results for some spectral NevanlinnaPick interpolation problems.
 KELLY BICKEL, Bucknell University
Portraits of Rational Inner Functions [PDF]

This talk focuses on twovariable rational inner functions $\phi$ with singularities on the twotorus $\mathbb{T}^2$. Such $\phi$ always possess wellbehaved unimodular level sets whose analytic properties imply information about the zero set of $\phi$ and the
fine numerical stability of $\phi$ near its singularities. Such results will be illustrated via pictures of key unimodular level
sets. This is joint work with James Pascoe and Alan Sola.
 IEVGEN BILOKOPYTOV, University of Manitoba
Which multiplication operators are surjective isometries? [PDF]

Let $\mathbf{F}$ be a Banach space of continuous functions over a connected locally compact space $X$. We present sufficient conditions on $\mathbf{F}$ guaranteeing that the only multiplication operators on $\mathbf{F}$ that are surjective isometries are scalar multiples of the identity. The conditions are given via the properties of the inclusion operator from $\mathbf{F}$ into $\mathcal{C}\left(X\right)$, as well as in terms of geometric conditions on $\mathbf{F}$. An important tool in our investigation is the notion of Birkhoff Orthogonality.
 ILIA BINDER, Universtiy of Toronto
Caratheodory convergence and weak convergence of Harmonic Measure. [PDF]

We discuss several new characterizations of the classical Caratheodory convergence for simply connected domains in the plane. Some of this notions have natural generalizations for multiplyconnected planar domains and even for domains in higher dimensions. The talk is based on a joint work with Cristobal Rojas (Universidad Andres Bello, Chile) and Michael Yampolsky (University of Toronto).
 FLAVIA COLONNA, George Mason University
Weighted composition operators on iterated weightedtype Banach spaces of analytic functions [PDF]

We study a class $\{V_n : n\ge 0\}$ of iterated weightedtype Banach spaces of analytic functions on the open unit disk of which the Bloch space and the Zygmund space are special cases. We characterize the bounded and the compact weighted composition operators on $V_n$ thereby extending several known results in the literature. Lastly, we characterize the invertible weighted composition operators on $V_n$ and prove that, for $n\neq 1$, a composition operator on $V_n$ is an isometry if and only if its symbol is a rotation. This is joint work with Nacir Hmidouch.
 CARL COWEN, I U P U I
Essential Spectrum of Some Composition Operators on $H^2(D)$ [PDF]

Let $\varphi$ be an analytic function, not an automorphism, mapping the open disk into itself and suppose there is a point $a$ with $a<1$ for which $\varphi(a)=a$. The first general theorem about the spectrum of a composition operator on $H^2(D)$ with such a symbol was proved by H.~Kamowitz (1975):
\[ \sigma(C_\varphi)=\{ \lambda : \lambda\leq \rho \}\cup\{\varphi'(a)^n: n=1, 2, \cdots\}\cup\{1\}\]
where $\rho$ is the essential spectral radius of $C_\varphi$. In joint work with Eva GallardoGutiérrez, we show that the essential spectrum of $C_\varphi$ is
\[ \sigma_e(C_\varphi) = \{ \lambda : \lambda\leq \rho \} \]
 DOUGLAS FARENICK, University of Regina
Choquet boundaries in an operatortheoretic framework [PDF]

The notion of a noncommutative Choquet boundary originates with the seminal work by W. Arveson in the late 1960s, yet it was only in 2014 that one of the most fundamental issues concerning the noncommutative Choquet boundary was resolved (by Davidson and Kennedy, building on a 2008 advance made by Arveson). In this lecture I will give an overview of the noncommutative Choquet boundary and present some explicit computations in the case of lowdimensional operator systems.
 JAVAD MASHREGHI, Laval University
Onebox Conditions for the Carleson measures for the Dirichlet space [PDF]

We show that a finite measure $\mu$ on the unit disk is a Carleson measure for the Dirichlet space if it satisfies the Carleson onebox condition $\mu(S(I)) =O(\varphi(I))$, where $\varphi: (0,2\pi] \to (0,\infty)$ is an increasing function such that $\int_{0}^{2\pi}(\varphi(x)/x)dx < \infty$. We also show that the integral condition on $\varphi$ is sharp.
Joint work with O. ElFallah, K. Kellay, T. Ransford.
 THOMAS RANSFORD, Université Laval
Linear maps preserving inner functions [PDF]

It is known that, for many holomorphic function spaces on the unit disk, a continuous endomorphism that sends outer functions to outer functions is necessarily a weighted composition operator. Here we establish the same result with ‘outer’ replaced by ‘inner’. The proof is completely different. (Joint work with Javad Mashreghi)
 MARIA TJANI, University of Arkansas
Closed range composition operators on $BMOA$ [PDF]

Let $\varphi$ be an analytic selfmap of the unit disk $\mathbb D$.
We find necessary and sufficient conditions for the composition operator $C_{\varphi}$ to be closed range on $BMOA$. Important ingredients are sampling and a reverse type Carleson condition due to Luecking. We extend Luecking's condition to a more general setting.
This is joint work with Kevser Erdem.
 MALIK YOUNSI, University of Hawaii
Analytic Capacity and Holomorphic Motions [PDF]

In this talk, I will present recent joint work with S. Pouliasis and T. Ransford on the behavior of the analytic capacity of a compact set $K$ under a holomorphic motion. More precisely, we will see that if the holomorphic motion defines a family of maps that are conformal on the complement of $K$, then the logarithm of the analytic capacity varies harmonically. This turns out to be false in general without the conformal assumption. This is motivated by an old result of Yamaguchi on the behavior of logarithmic capacity under analytic multifunctions.
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