Elementary operators-still not elementary?

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Properties of elementary operators, that is, finite sums of two-sided multiplications on a Banach algebra, have been studied under a vast variety of aspects by numerous authors. In this paper we review recent advances in a new direction that seems not to have been explored before: the question when an elementary operator is spectrally bounded or spectrally isometric. As with other investigations, a number of subtleties occur which show that elementary operators are still not elementary to handle.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)787-797
Number of pages11
JournalOpuscula Mathematica
Issue number6
Early online date30 Oct 2016
Publication statusEarly online date - 30 Oct 2016

Bibliographical note

Proceedings of the conference "Spectral Theory and Applications", Krakow, May 2015.


  • Spectral isometries, elementary operators, Jordan isomorphisms.


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