Effective high-temperature estimates ensuring a spectral gap

Date. February 19, 14h00m (UTC/GMT)

Speaker.  Benoît KLOECKNER (Université Paris-Est)

Title. Effective high-temperature estimates ensuring a spectral gap


The main goal of the talk shall be to explain a few ideas from two classical theories : the thermodynamical formalism, and the perturbation of linear operators. The "thermodynamical formalism" is a framework to describe particular invariant measures of dynamical systems, called "equilibrium states", parametrized by functions on the phase space, called "potentials". This formalism is based on the "transfer operator"; when this operator has a spectral gap, the equilibrium state exists, is unique, and has very good statistical properties (exponential mixing, Central Limit Theorem, etc.) If one perturbs slightly the potential, the corresponding transfer operator is also perturbed. The classical theory of perturbation of operators ensures that the spectral gap property is an open condition and that under bounded pertubration, the eigendata of an operator depends analytically on the perturbation. It turns out that using the Implicit Function Theorem, this theory can be made effective with explicit bounds on the size of a neighborhood where the spectral gap persists. Using this effective perturbation theory, we show completely explicit bound on the potential ensuring the spectral gap property for transfer operators of classical families of dynamical systems.


Online Zoom meeting (Session will open some minutes before 14h00)

Meeting ID: 851 9500 0518

Password: 945519

Date and Venue

Start Date
Online seminar



Speaker's Institution

Université Paris-Est


Dynamical Systems