Lieb-Thirring inequalities and Levinson's formula for quantum graphs

Hamiltonians in Magnetic Fields

18 October 14:00 - 15:00

Semra Demirel - University of Stuttgart

We study the spectra of quantum graphs with the method of sum rules, which are used to derive inequalities of Lieb-Thirring. We show that the sharp constants of these inequalities and even their forms depend on the topology of the graph. Conditions are identified under which the sharp constants are the same as for the classical inequalities; in particular, this is true in the case of trees. We also provide some counterexamples where the classical form of the inequalities is false. Next, we consider the Schr\"odinger operator on a star shaped graph with $n$ edges joined at a single vertex. We derive an expression for the trace of the difference of the perturbed and unperturbed resolvent in terms of a Wronskian. This leads to representations for the perturbation determinant and the spectral shift function, and to an analog of Levinson's formula. This talk is partly based on a joint work with Evans Harrell.
Rafael D. Benguria
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Arne Jensen
Aalborg University
Georgi Raikov
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Grigori Rozenblioum
Chalmers/University of Gothenburg
Jan Philip Solovej
University of Copenhagen