Johannes Kepler Symposium on Mathematics

As part of the Johannes Kepler symposium on mathematics Dr. Richard Lechner, Institute of Analysis, will give a public talk (followed by a discussion) on Mon, Sept. 23, 2019 at 17:15 o'clock at S2 053 on the topic of "Factorization of the identity operator" . The organziers of the symposium,

O.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrich Langer,
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gerhard Larcher
A.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jürgen Maaß, and
die ÖMG (Österreichische Mathematische Gesellschaft),

hereby cordially invite you.

Series B - Mathematical Colloquium:

The intention is to present new mathematical results for an audience interested in general mathematics.

Factorization of the identity operator

Our starting point is the 1960 paper ``Projections in certain Banach spaces''~\cite{pelczynski:1960}
by Pe{\l}czy{\'n}ski, where he proved that the spaces $\ell^p$, $1\leq p < \infty$ are prime. Since
then, great advances in numerous papers were made: the most significant, influential and closely
related to our work are

\item $\ell^\infty$ is prime: Lindenstrauss 1967, ``On complemented subspaces of

\item $L^p$, $1\leq p <\infty$ is primary: Enflo (published by Maurey in 1975), ``Sous-espaces
compl\'ement\'es de $L^p$, d'apr\`es P.~Enflo''~\cite{maurey:1975:2};

\item the space of bounded analytic functions on the poly-disc is primary: Bourgain 1983, ``On the
primarity of $H^{\infty }$-spaces''~\cite{bourgain:1983}.

The common thread running through this literature are factorization problems, which usually are the
main challenge to overcome. This habilitation thesis addresses two basic types of factorization
problems: infinite dimensional factorization problems and finite dimensional, quantitative
factorization problems in several classical Banach spaces; among the results are the following:

\item biparameter $\bmo$ is primary~\cite{lechner:mueller:2015};

\item the identity operator in mixed norm Hardy and $\bmo$ spaces factors through operators with
large diagonal~\cite{laustsen:lechner:mueller:2015,lechner:2018:factor-mixed};

\item $SL^\infty$ is primary~\cite{lechner:2018:SL-infty};

\item $\ell^p(X)$, $1 \leq p \leq \infty$ is primary, whenever $X$ is a dual Banach space which has
a non-$\ell^1$-splicing subsymmetric weak$^*$ Schauder basis~\cite{lechner:2018:subsymm};

\item a two person game approach to factorization

\item improving super-exponential quantitative estimates for factorization problems in one- and
twoparameter Hardy spaces and $SL^\infty$ to polynomial