International Book Series of Mathematical Texts 2003; 166 pp; softcover ISBN10: 9738543215 ISBN13: 9789738543218 List Price: US$28 Member Price: US$22.40 Order Code: THETA/3
 This volume contains the proceedings of the International Conference on Operator Theory and Banach Algebras. Over 70 participants from the world over attended. The book contains 14 selected refereed papers; three are written in English and the rest in French. Half are survey papers referring to different domains; the remaining papers contain original results with complete proofs. The main topics covered are the spectral theory of operators on a Banach space, classes of topological algebras with applications to physics, different classes of operators on Hilbert and Banach space, problems in Banach algebras, Lie algebras of operators, interaction between complex analysis and operator theory, and semigroups of operators. All papers have been revised to account for recent developments. Overall, they present an accurate overview of the domains considered. A publication of the Theta Foundation. Distributed worldwide, except in Romania, by the AMS. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in analysis. Table of Contents  P. Aiena and M. Gonzalez  Improjective operators which are not inessential
 M. Akkar, R. A. Hassani, and A. Blali  \(C\)semigroupes \(\alpha\)intégrés affiliés à des algèbres d'opérateurs
 B. Aupetit, E. Makai, M. Mbekhta, and J. Zemánek  The connected components of the idempotents in the Calkin algebra and their liftings
 F. Bagarello  Quantum models and locally convex \(*\)algebras
 M. Cabrera and A. A. Mohammed  Algebra of quotients with bounded evaluation of a normed prime algebra
 G. Cassier  Autour de quelques interactions récentes entre l'analyse complexe et la théorie des opérateurs
 R. E. Curto and W. Y. Lee  Subnormality and \(k\)hyponormality of Toeplitz operators: A brief survey and open questions
 K. B. Laursen  \((\delta)\)ecomposa\((\beta)\)ility
 L. W. Marcoux  A survey of \((U + K)\)orbits
 A. Micali  Sur les algèbres de BanachBernstein
 M. M. Neumann  Intertwining restrictions and quotients of decomposable operators
 A. R. Sourour  The Lie structure of certain algebras of operators
 C. Trapani  \(CQ^*\)algebras of operators: Density properties
 F.H. Vasilescu  Extensions of unbounded symmetric multioperators
