1st OPSFOTA seminar (Kent)

This meeting is part of the activities of the Research Group on Orthogonal Polynomials, Special Functions and Operator Theory and Applications (OPSFOTA) based in the UK and Leuven (Belgium).

The inaugural meeting will take place at the University of Kent, on the 28th March 2018. The meeting is supported by a London Mathematical Society Joint Research Groups grant.

Speakers: Marjolein Leurs (Leuven), Sheehan Olver (Imperial), Alexander Pushnitski (KCL), Jani Virtanen (Reading) and Ian Wood (Kent).

Registration: There is no registration fee, but it would be helpful if you could register in advance by emailing Ana Loureiro (A.Loureiro@kent.ac.uk)

Venue: Darwin Boardroom (morning sessions) and the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science in the new Sibson building (lunch and afternoon sessions).

TIMETABLE  (detailed PROGRAMME can be found HERE)

10.00 – 10.30: Registration and Opening
(refreshments available)
10.30 – 11.20:   Sheehan Olver (Imperial College, London)
Title: Infinite-dimensional linear algebra and spectral problems
11.30 – 12.20: Jani Virtanen (University of Reading)
Title: Open problems related to Toeplitz operators and matrices
12.20-14.00: Lunch in Sibson cafe
14.00-14.50:  Alexander Pushnitski (King’s College of London)
Title: Schmidt subspaces of Hankel operators
Location: Sibson SR2
15.00-15.50: Marjolein Leurs (University of Leuven, Belgium)
Title: Jacobi-Angelesco multiple orthogonal polynomials
Location: Sibson SR2
15.50-16.20: Coffee/Tea break
16.20-17.10: Ian Wood (University of Kent)
Title: Embedding eigenvalues for periodic Jacobi operators using Wigner-von Neumann-type perturbations.
Location: Sibson SR2

Aamena Al-Qabani (Unverisity of Reading)
Peter Clarkson (University of Kent)
Alfredo Deaño  (University of Kent)
Marco Fasondini (University of Kent)
Titus Hilberdink (Unverisity of Reading)
Marjolein Leurs  (University of Leuven)
Helder Lima  (University of Kent)
Ana Loureiro (University of Kent)
Jordan Makwana (University of Kent)
Sheehan Olver (Imperial College)
Karl-Mikael Perfekt (Unverisity of Reading)
Alexander Pushnitski (King’s College of London)
Walter Van Ascche (University of Leuven)
Jani Virtanen (Unverisity of Reading)
Ian Wood (University of Kent)
Kuan Xu (University of Kent)

Local travel information including maps may be found here.
A virtual tour of the University of Kent can be seen here.

Train information may be obtained from here. The quickest train from London to Canterbury (West) takes 54 minutes from St Pancras International.

Funds are available to help with travel expenses of participants with limited sources of funding. We hope that this will encourage postgraduate students and postdocs to attend the meeting. Please email Ana Loureiro ( A.Loureiro@kent.ac.uk ) in advance if you would like to apply for support.