Spectrum of random non-selfadjoint operators

Spectral Methods in Mathematical Physics

21 February 15:30 - 16:30

Martin Vogel - Université de Strasbourg, CNRS

The spectrum of non-selfadjoint operators can be highly unstable even under very small perturbations. This phenomenon is referred to as "pseudospectral effect". Traditionally this pseudosepctral effect was considered a drawback since it can be the source of immense numerical errors, as shown for instance in the works of L. N. Trefethen. However, this pseudospectral effect can also be the source of many new insights. A line of works by Hager, Bordeaux-Montrieux, Sjöstrand, Christiansen and Zworski exploits the pseudospectral effect to show that the (discrete) spectrum of a large class of non-selfadjoint pseudo-differential operators subject to a small random perturbation follows a Weyl law with probability close to one.
In this talk we will discuss some recent results on the macroscopic and microscopic distribution of eigenvalues of various non-selfadjoint operators subject to small random perturbations in the interior of the pseudospectrum.
Søren Fournais
Aarhus University
Rupert Frank
LMU Munich
Benjamin Schlein
University of Zurich, UZH
Simone Warzel
TU Munich


Rupert Frank


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