Microlocal Day #5

Imperial College London, UK

16 January 2015 (Friday)



Julio Delgado

Veronique Fischer

Michael Ruzhansky


(Imperial College London)


Conference Venue: Room 130 (12-2pm) then Room 140 (2-5pm), Huxley Building, Imperial College London

Address :     Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London, 180 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom


The Microlocal Day is an occasional event devoted to intensive series of lectures or talks on different aspects of the microlocal analysis and related topics. The program includes research lectures as well as survey lectures aimed at researchers and PhD students interested in the subject. All are welcome to attend.

Previous events: Microlocal Day #1, Microlocal Day #2, Microlocal Day #3, Microlocal Day #4.




Friday, 16 January, 12am—5pm, Imperial College London


Room 130



Room 140 (note change of room)


Coffee break



For further information please contact 
Michael Ruzhansky at this e-mail address 

Suggestion of hotels in the area (Earl’s Court Station, 15 mins walk to Imperial College)


Merlyn Court Hotel
Maranton House Hotel
Barkston Gardens
City Hotel Kensington
For other hotels see here

How to get to the Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London


Travel to the tube station Gloucester Road (District, Circle, and Piccadilly Lines).

When you exit the station, turn left along Gloucester Road, crossing Cromwell Road 50 meters from the exit.

After 4-5 minutes walk along Gloucester Road, turn right to Queen's Gate Terrace.

This is a short road leading directly to the entrance of the Huxley Building, at 180 Queen's Gate. We are on floor 6.




Jonathan Ben-Artzi (Imperial College London, UK) The spectral measure of vector fields and uniform ergodic theorems


Von Neumann’s original proof of the ergodic theorem for one-parameter families of unitary operators relies on a delicate analysis of the spectral measure of the associated flow operator and the observation that over long times only functions that are invariant under the flow make a contribution to the ergodic integral. In this talk I shall show that for a specific class of generators - namely vector fields - the spectral measure is rather simple to understand. For some nicely behaved flows this allows us to obtain a uniform ergodic theorem, while for other flows we show that the spectral measure can be purely singularly continuous. The analysis is performed in both Sobolev and weighted-Sobolev spaces. These results are closely related to recent results on the 2D Euler equations, and have potential applications for other conservative flows, such as those governed by the Vlasov equation.



Naoto Kumano-go (Kogakuin University, Japan) Phase space Feynman path integrals as analysis on path space


We give two general classes of functionals for which the phase space Feynman path integrals have a mathematically rigorous meaning. More precisely, for any functional belonging to each class, the time slicing approximation of the phase space path integral, converges uniformly on compact subsets with respect to the starting point of momentum paths and the endpoint of position paths. Each class is closed under addition, multiplication, translation, real linear transformation and functional differentiation. Therefore, we can produce many functionals which are phase space path integrable. Furthermore, though we need to pay attention for use, the interchange of the order with the integrals with respect to time, the interchange of the order with some limits, the semiclassical approximation of Hamiltonian type, the natural property under translation, the integration by parts with respect to functional differentiation, and the natural property under orthogonal transformation are valid in the phase space path integrals.

Carlos Andres Rodriguez (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia) Zeta functions for pseudo differential operators on compact Lie groups

In this talk we will analyse the main aspects of the representations theory and the spectral theory corresponding to the self-adjoint elliptic pseudo-differential operators. A definition of complex powers for elliptic operators will be used to define zeta functions, and examples on the torus and SU(2) will be given.


Salvador Rodriguez Lopez (Imperial College London, UK) Some endpoint estimates for bilinear paraproducts and applications


In this talk we will present some endpoint estimates for bilinear paraproducts of the form


\Pi(f,g)(x)= \int_0^\infty Q_t f(x)\, P_tg(x)\, m(t)\frac{\mathrm{d}t}{t},


where $P_t$ and $Q_t$ represent frequency localisation operators near the ball $|{\xi}|\lesssim 1/t$ and the annulus $|{\xi}|\thickapprox 1/t$, respectively. More precisely, we present some new boundedness estimates for bilinear paraproducts operators on local BMO spaces. We will motivate this study by giving some applications to the investigations on the boundedness of bilinear Fourier integral operators and bilinear Coifman-Meyer multipliers.


Previously organised: Microlocal Day #1, #2, #3, #4