Talk by Hanne Van Den Bosch

On December 7th, 2022, Prof. Dr. Hanne Van Den Bosch (Santiago de Chile) gave a talk about "A Keller-Lieb-Thirring Inequality for Dirac operators" as part of the research seminar Analysis of the FernUniversität in Hagen. This lecture is partially supported by the COST action Mathematical models for interacting dynamics on networks.


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The classical Keller-Lieb-Thirring inequality bounds the ground state energy of a Schrödinger operator by a Lebesgue norm of the potential. This problem can be rewritten as a minimization problem for the Rayleigh quotient over both the eigenfunction and the potential. It is then straightforward to see that the best potential is a power of the eigenfunction, and the optimal eigenfunction satisfies a nonlinear Schrödinger equation.
This talk concerns the analogous question for the smallest eigenvalue in the gap of a massive Dirac operator. This eigenvalue is not characterized by a minimization problem. By using a suitable Birman-Schwinger operator, we show that for sufficiently small potentials in Lebesgue spaces, an optimal potential and eigenfunction exists. Moreover, the corresponding eigenfunction solves a nonlinear Dirac equation.

This is joint work with Jean Dolbeault, David Gontier and Fabio Pizzichillo.

Video of the talk

Liza Schonlau | 10.05.2024