## On strongly closed subalgebras of B(X)

### Volume 67 / 1994

#### Abstract

Let X be a real or complex Banach space. The strong topology on the algebra B(X) of all bounded linear operators on X is the topology of pointwise convergence of nets of operators. It is given by a basis of neighbourhoods of the origin consisting of sets of the form (1) U(ε;x_{1},...,x_{n}) = {T ∈ B(X): ∥ Tx_{i}∥ <ε, i=1,...,n},$ where $x_{1},...,x_{n}$ are linearly independent elements of X and ε is a positive real number. Closure in the strong topology will be called strong closure for short. It is well known that the strong closure of a subalgebra of B(X) is again a subalgebra. In this paper we study strongly closed subalgebras of B(X), in particular, maximal strongly closed subalgebras. Our results are given in Section 1, while in Section 2 we give the motivation for this study and pose several open questions.