Name | Prof. Dr. Manfred Einsiedler |

Field | Mathematics |

Address | Professur für Mathematik ETH Zürich, HG G 64.2 Rämistrasse 101 8092 Zürich SWITZERLAND |

Telephone | +41 44 632 31 84 |

manfred.einsiedler@math.ethz.ch | |

URL | http://www.math.ethz.ch/~einsiedl |

Department | Mathematics |

Relationship | Full Professor |

Number | Title | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

401-3110-68L | Fractal Geometry Number of participants limited to 12. Registration to the seminar will only be effective once confirmed by the organisers. Please contact roland.prohaska@math.ethz.ch. | 4 credits | 2S | M. Einsiedler, further speakers | |

Abstract | Introductory seminar about the mathematical foundations of fractal geometry and its applications in various areas of mathematics | ||||

Objective | |||||

Content | Foundations: - classical examples - notions of dimension and their calculation - local structure - projections, products, intersections Possible Applications: - Dynamical Systems: iterated function systems, self-similar and self-affine sets - Pure Mathematics: the Kakeya problem, fractal groups and rings, graphs of functions - Complex Dynamics: Julia sets and the Mandelbrot set, Vitushkin's conjecture - Number Theory: distribution of digits, continued fractions, Diophantine approximation - Probability Theory: random fractals, Brownian motion | ||||

Literature | Kenneth Falconer: Fractal Geometry, Mathematical Foundations and Applications. | ||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Prerequisites: Content of the first two years of the ETH Bachelor program in mathematics, especially measure theory and topology. Some applications require complex analysis and probability theory. In order to obtain the 4 credit points, each student is expected to give two 1h-talks and regularly attend the seminar. | ||||

401-3461-00L | Functional Analysis I At most one of the three course units (Bachelor Core Courses) 401-3461-00L Functional Analysis I 401-3531-00L Differential Geometry I 401-3601-00L Probability Theory can be recognised for the Master's degree in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics. | 10 credits | 4V + 1U | M. Einsiedler | |

Abstract | Baire category; Banach and Hilbert spaces, bounded linear operators; basic principles: Uniform boundedness, open mapping/closed graph theorem, Hahn-Banach; convexity; dual spaces; weak and weak* topologies; Banach-Alaoglu; reflexive spaces; compact operators and Fredholm theory; closed range theorem; spectral theory of self-adjoint operators in Hilbert spaces; Fourier transform and applications. | ||||

Objective | Acquire a good degree of fluency with the fundamental concepts and tools belonging to the realm of linear Functional Analysis, with special emphasis on the geometric structure of Banach and Hilbert spaces, and on the basic properties of linear maps. | ||||

Literature | We will be using the book Functional Analysis, Spectral Theory, and Applications by Manfred Einsiedler and Thomas Ward and available by SpringerLink. Other useful, and recommended references include the following: Lecture Notes on "Funktionalanalysis I" by Michael Struwe Haim Brezis. Functional analysis, Sobolev spaces and partial differential equations. Universitext. Springer, New York, 2011. Elias M. Stein and Rami Shakarchi. Functional analysis (volume 4 of Princeton Lectures in Analysis). Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2011. Peter D. Lax. Functional analysis. Pure and Applied Mathematics (New York). Wiley-Interscience [John Wiley & Sons], New York, 2002. Walter Rudin. Functional analysis. International Series in Pure and Applied Mathematics. McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, second edition, 1991. | ||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Solid background on the content of all Mathematics courses of the first two years of the undergraduate curriculum at ETH (most remarkably: fluency with measure theory, Lebesgue integration and L^p spaces). | ||||

401-5370-00L | Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems | 0 credits | 1K | M. Einsiedler, University lecturers, further lecturers | |

Abstract | Research colloquium | ||||

Objective | |||||

401-5530-00L | Geometry Seminar | 0 credits | 1K | M. Burger, M. Einsiedler, A. Iozzi, U. Lang, A. Sisto, University lecturers | |

Abstract | Research colloquium | ||||

Objective | |||||

406-3461-AAL | Functional Analysis IEnrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement. Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | 10 credits | 21R | M. Einsiedler | |

Abstract | Baire category; Banach and Hilbert spaces, bounded linear operators; basic principles: Uniform boundedness, open mapping/closed graph theorem, Hahn-Banach; convexity; dual spaces; weak and weak* topologies; Banach-Alaoglu; reflexive spaces; compact operators and Fredholm theory; closed range theorem; spectral theory of self-adjoint operators in Hilbert spaces; Fourier transform and applications. | ||||

Objective | Acquire a good degree of fluency with the fundamental concepts and tools belonging to the realm of linear Functional Analysis, with special emphasis on the geometric structure of Banach and Hilbert spaces, and on the basic properties of linear maps. | ||||

Literature | We will be using the book Functional Analysis, Spectral Theory, and Applications by Manfred Einsiedler and Thomas Ward and available by SpringerLink. Other useful, and recommended references include the following: Lecture Notes on "Funktionalanalysis I" by Michael Struwe Haim Brezis. Functional analysis, Sobolev spaces and partial differential equations. Universitext. Springer, New York, 2011. Elias M. Stein and Rami Shakarchi. Functional analysis (volume 4 of Princeton Lectures in Analysis). Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2011. Peter D. Lax. Functional analysis. Pure and Applied Mathematics (New York). Wiley-Interscience [John Wiley & Sons], New York, 2002. Walter Rudin. Functional analysis. International Series in Pure and Applied Mathematics. McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, second edition, 1991. |