When

Start: 11/19/2007 - 3:15pm

End : 11/19/2007 - 4:15pm

End : 11/19/2007 - 4:15pm

Category

Colloquium

Speaker

H.G. Dales (Leeds College, UK)

Abstract

For every Banach algebra , there are two products on the second dual space that make into a Banach algebra; they may or may not coincide. A lot of information about the orginal algebra comes easily by looking at these second duals. We shall first give the basic definitions and some (old and new) examples.

The first detailed example is the case where is , an algebra of continuous functions on a locally compact space Omega.

Next, let be a locally compact group, and let and be the group algebra and the measure algebra on , respectively. We shall describe the scond duals and , giving some classical results, some new results, and some open questions.

Where

Millikan 134
Pomona College

Misc. Information

Coffee & cookies at 4:00 p.m.

Wine and cheese after the talk.

Harry Mullikin Room, Millikan 209

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The dinner will be hosted by Sandy Grabiner

If interested in attending, call Ext. 18707