Previous talks this semester:
November 27th, Grzegorz Plebanek (Wrocław)  11^{15} room 105:
Title: Weak* separability in C(K)*
Abstract: The plan is to recall some older results on weak* separability
in the spaces of the form C(K)* as well as a recent result due to Aviles, Rodriguez and myself:
There is a compact space K such that the space C(K)* is weak* separable but its unit ball is not.
(Talagrand's construction of such a space K required CH, ours is in ZFC).
Finally, we shall discuss a related open problem on the Baire measurability of the ball in C(K).
November 20th, Leandro Candido (IMPAN/USP)  11^{15} room 105:
Some Banach spaces satisfying a pointwise chain condition in the weak topology
Abstract: The talk is about a ZFC example by Dow, H. Junilla and J. Pelant of a Banach space C(K), K scattered of countable height, such that
every linear bounded operator from C(K) into c_{0}(ω_{1}) has separable range.
These are examples 2.15 and 2.16 of Dow, A.; Junnila, H.; Pelant, J. Chain conditions and weak topologies. Topology Appl. 156 (2009), no. 7, 13271344.
This should be compared with a result of Todorcevic which says that under Martin's Maximum
every Banach space of density ω_{1} admits a bounded linear operator into c_{0}(ω_{1})
with nonseparable range. This is subsequently used by Todorcevic to prove that MM implies that every nonseparable
Banach space has an uncountable biorthogonal system and that every Banach space of density ω_{1} has a separable quotient.
November 13th, Michal Doucha (IMPAN/IMPACT)  11^{15} room 105:
Introduction to Lipschitzfree Banach spaces
Abstract: Lipschitzfree spaces are Banach spaces constructed from metric spaces which are characterized by the universal
property that Lipschitz maps from the starting metric space into some Banach space uniquely
extend into linear operators with the same Lipschitz constant.
Their norm is a variant of the Kantorovich transportation distance
which is a concept that penetrated many areas of mathematics.
Alternatively, one can view them as certain preduals of Banach spaces of realvalued Lipschitz functions on metric spaces.
I will present both of these views and show their equivalence.
Then I will proceed to basic properties of these spaces and show some examples.
Finally, I will focus on problems that people have been recently studying on these spaces,
namely approximation properties of these spaces. That is related to the problem of linear extension of Lipschitz maps on metric spaces.
November 6th, Michał Świętek (Ph. D. student UJ/WCMCSIM PAN)  11^{15} room 105:
Continuation of the talk of 23.10.2014.
October 30th  Marek Cuth (WCMCSIM PAN)  11^{15} room 105:
Elementary submodels in Banach space theory
Abstract: The method of elementary submodels can be viewed as a
tool of set theory which enables us to handle very complicated inductive constructions.
I will present how elementary submodels can be used in Banach space theory.
More precisely: in 1993 Argyros and Mercourakis introduced a class of Banach spaces called
weakly Lindelof determined (WLD). It appeared that this class of WLD Banach spaces
has many nice properties and it is possible to find nice characterizations of it.
I will present how elementary submodels
can be used in order to prove some of those characterizations and prove a
characterization of WLD spaces in terms of elementary submodels.
October 23rd, Michał Świętek (Ph. D. student UJ/WCMCSIM PAN)  11^{15} room 105:
Exotic Banach spaces via Boolean algebras and Stone spaces
Abstract: One of the oldest questions in the theory of Banach spaces was
whether every Banach space is isomorphic to its hyperplanes.
This was answered negatively by Gowers and Mauray.
During my talk I will present a construction of a
classical C(K) space, based on the paper Piotr Koszmider, Banach spaces of continuous functions with few operators.
Math. Ann. 330 (2004), no. 1, 151–183, which also answers the above question negatively.
October 16th, Gabriel Salazar (IMPAN)  11^{15} room 105:
Some Applications of Shelah's Black Box
Abstract:Shelah’s Black Box is a combinatorial principle that allows us
to partially predict a given map under specific cardinal conditions.
Very roughly speaking, if you can get a result using Jensen’s Diamond
Principle then you can get a weak version of it in ZFC using the Black Box.
In this talk I will present some algebraic constructions realized by means of this principle,
focusing in the combinatorial aspect behind them.
Talks in the second semester of 201314.
Talks in the first semester of 201314.
Talks in the second semester of 201213.
Talks in the first semester of 201213.
Talks in the second semester of 201112.
Talks in the first semester of 201112.
