Factorization, Whitney extension, and moment problems. A functional analytic approach

01 October 2018 → Ongoing
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analysis
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • General mathematics
    • History and foundations
    • Other mathematical sciences
Whitney extension
Project description

The principal goal of the present project is to pursue further developments in three major topics in
mathematical analysis in the context of spaces of smooth and ultradifferentiable functions
satisfying global decay estimates, i.e. Gelfand-Shilov spaces. We shall be concerned with
factorization problems, Whitney extension principles, and the problem of moments. It is our
intention to use abstract functional analytic tools to systematize and extend several wellestablished
methods and obtain new results in each of these branches. The latter may also be
considered as the unifying theme in our research proposal. Our specific objectives are to:
• Show new factorization results of Dixmier-Malliavin type and apply them to solve factorization
problems for various convolution modules of smooth and ultradifferentiable functions.
• Prove an extension theorem for smooth jets defined on unbounded closed sets that satisfy
global decay estimates. We shall also consider the related problem of continuous linear extension
in this new setting.
• Investigate multivariate moment problems for both the Schwartz space of rapidly decreasing
smooth functions and Gelfand-Shilov spaces of non-quasianalytic type.