Date  SPEAKER and TITLE  Host 

September 9  Professor John Lewis, University of Kentucky TITLE: Where we are at with $p$ harmonic functions 
Changyou Wang 
September 16  Professor Peter Hislop, University of Kentucky TITLE: Resonances for Schr\"odinger operators with compactly supported potentials ABSTRACT I will discuss estimates on the resonance counting function for Schr\"odinger operators $H_V =  \Delta + V$ on $L^2 ( \R^d)$, for $d \geq 1$, with generic, compactlysupported, real or complexvalued potentials $V$. The main result is that these functions have the maximal order of growth $d$. For the even dimensional case, it is shown that the functions have maximal order of growth on each sheet $\Lambda_m$, $m \in \Z \backslash \{ 0 \}$, of the logarithmic Riemann surface. We obtain this result by constructing a certain plurisubharmonic function from the determinant of a modified $S$matrix and proving that the order of growth of the counting function can be recovered from a suitable estimate on this function. We also construct an example in each dimension of such a potential having a resonance counting function bounded below by $C_m r^d$ on each sheet $\Lambda_m$, $m \in \Z \backslash \{0\}$. this is joint work with T. Christiansen. 
Changyou Wang 
September 23  Professor Wu, Zhijian, University of Alabama TITLE: Area Operators from $\mathcal{H}^p$ Spaces to $L^q$ Spaces ABSTRACT We characterize nonnegative measures $\mu$ on the unit disk $\mathbb{D}$ for which the area operator $A_{\mu}$ is bounded or compact from Hardy space $\mathcal{H}^p$ to $L^q\left(\partial\mathbb{D}\right)$ spaces. 
Zhongwei Shen 
September 30  Joel Kilty, University of Kentucky TITLE: The $L^p$ Regularity and Dirichlet problems for second order elliptic PDE ABSTRACT : In this talk we will prove that the solvability of the $L^p$ regularity problem for second order elliptic PDE is equivalent to the solvability of the $L^{p'}$ Dirichlet problem. This is joint work with Dr. Zhongwei Shen. 
Zhongwei Shen 
October 7  Dr. Katharine Ott, University of Kentucky TITLE: The spectral radius conjecture on Besov spaces ABSTRACT. In this talk we aim to prove that the spectral radius of the boundary version of the double layer potential operator, $K_{Laplace}$ or $K_{Lame}$, acting on homogeneous Besov spaces $\dot{B}^{p,q}_{s}$ is less than 1 for certain values of $p, s$. This is (ongoing) joint work with Irinia Mitrea and Tunde Jakab. 
Changyou Wang 
October 14  Professor Misha Feldman, University of Wisconsin, Madison TITLE: Shock reflection, free boundary problems, and degenerate elliptic equations ABSTRACT. In this talk we will start with discussion of shock reflection phenomena. Then we describe some recent results on existence and regularity of global solutions to shock reflection for potential flow, and discuss the techniques. The approach is to reduce the shock reflection problem to a free boundary problem for a nonlinear elliptic equation, with ellipticity degenerate near a part of the boundary (the sonic line). We will discuss techniques to handle such free boundary problems and degenerate elliptic equations. This is a joint work with GuiQiang Chen. 
Changyou Wang 
October 21  Zhongyi Nie, University of Kentucky TITLE: The Estimate For A Class of Multilinear Functional ABSTRACT : An estimate for a class of multilinear functional is established by multilinear interpolation methods. The result can be used to estimate the scattering transform of the DaveyStewartson system, which allows us to assert that for small initial data, the solution of the DaveyStewartson system depends continuously on the initial data in L2 norm. 
Russell Brown 
October 28  Professor Xu, Deliang, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China/University of Kentucky TITLE: Analysis of Diracharmonic maps ABSTRACT : In this talk, I will introduce the notion of Diracharmonic maps from a spin manifold to another target manifold. I will present some results concerning the regularity of weakly Diracharmonic maps from a spin Riemann surface and stationary Diracharmonic maps in higher dimensions, and weak compactness theorem. The method involves moving frame, UhlenbeckRiviere's Coulomb gauge construction, the duality between Hardy and BMO spaces, and Morrey space estimates. This is a joint work with Changyou Wang. 
Changyou Wang 
October 31  Professor Andy Vogel, Syracuse University TITLE: pharmonic measure in space ABSTRACT : The results of Lewis and Nystr\"om on positive pharmonic functions in a domain in $\mathbb{R}^n$ vanishing continuously on a portion of the boundary of the domain provide us with the tools we need to carry out Tom Wolff's snowflake construction for pharmonic measures in $\mathbb{R}^n$, $n\geq 3$. For $p\neq 2$ the results of the construction are actually simpler (remarkably different from the $p=2$ case), while the arguments involved are more complicated. In particular, for any choice of a "blip" in the construction, as long as it is flat enough, the dimension of pharmonic measure is $ 0$ small enough. This is joint work in progress with Bennewitz, Lewis and Nystrom. 
John Lewis 
November 4  Election day, No seminar  TBA 
November 11  Professor Gerardo Mendoza, Temple University
TITLE : Elliptic operators on manifolds with conical singularities ABSTRACT : The principal aim of the talk is to give an idea of the general theory of elliptic operators on manifolds with conical singularities and some aspects of their spectral theory, specifically in connection with the existence of rays of minimal growth. I'll begin with a brief review of the notion of manifold with conical singularities, then define what is meant by a differential operator on such manifolds. The analysis of such operators is carried out on the manifold with boundary resulting from blowing up the singularities. After introducing the notion of ellipticity I'll discuss Fredholm properties of closed extensions elliptic operators and end with a theorem on existence of rays of minimal growth obtained in collaboration with J. Gil and T. Krainer. Along the way I'll explain how the theory differs form, but relies on, the theory of elliptic totally characteristic operators. 
Peter Hislop 
November 18  No seminar  No seminar 
November 25  Postponed 

December 2  Professor Peter Perry, University of Kentucky TITLE: Solving the mKdV equation with singular initial data by inverse scattering ABSTRACT : The modified Kortewegde Vries (mKdV) equation is a completely integrable, nonlinear dispersive equation that can be solved for smooth rapidly decaying initial data by the inverse scattering method. On the other hand, Kato proved long ago that the mKdV equation has weak solutions for initial data in $L^2$, and, most recently, Colliander, Keel, Staffilani, Takaoka, and Tao, proved global wellposedness for initial data in $H^{\alpha}$ if $\alpha>1/4$. In this talk I'll review the inverse scattering method and show how it can be extended to solve the mKdV equation for data in $L^1 \cap L^2$. This work is joint with Rostyslav Hryniv (Lviv) and builds on results of Chris Frayer's thesis. 
Changyou Wang 
December 9  Professor Jim Brennan, University of Kentucky TITLE: On a problem of Beurling ABSTRACT : Let $\Omega$ be an arbitrary bounded simply connected domain in the complex plane, and let w be a positive continuous function on $\Omega$. Denote by $C_w(\Omega)$ the Banach space of all complexvalued functions f for which the product f(z)w(z) is continuous on the closure of $\Omega$ and vanishes on $\partial\Omega$, the norm being defined by $$f = sup_\Omegafw.$$ Evidently, the collection of functions Aw(\Omega) = { f \in Cw(\Omega) : f is analytic in \Omega} is a closed subspace of Cw(\Omega). The problem raised by Beurling is to determine whether or not the polynomials are dense in Aw(\Omega). It is my intention to present a solution to this problem which is analogous to Mergeljan’s solution to the classical Bernstein problem for weighted polynomial approximation on the real line, and which applies to the most general regions. In the process I will indicate the manner in which these ideas can be used to strengthen an earlier theorem of Beurling which can be found in his collected works. I will only indicate briefly some of the more technical results that are needed, and which include: 1. a strengthened version of Thomson’s theorem on meansquare polynomial approximation. 2. Tolsa’s theorem on the semiadditivity of analytic capacity. 3. Beurling’s results on quasianalyticity and general distributions.  Changyou Wang 