Locally eventually positive operator semigroups

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We initiate a theory of locally eventually positive operator semigroups on Banach lattices. Intuitively this means: given a positive initial datum, the solution of the corresponding Cauchy problem becomes (and stays) positive in a part of the domain, after a sufficiently large time. We give sufficient criteria for local eventual positivity of the semigroup and apply them to concrete operators, for instance, the square of the Dirichlet Laplacian on L 2 and the Dirichlet bi-Laplacian on L p-spaces. Besides, we establish various spectral and convergence properties of locally eventually positive semigroups.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-244
Number of pages40
JournalJournal of Operator Theory
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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Scopus 85132582736
WOS 000907120200009


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  • C_0-semigroup, local eventual positivity, One parameter semigroups of linear operators, Antimaximum principle, Eventually positive resolvent, Eventually positive semigroup, Locally eventually positive resolvent, Locally eventually positive semigroup, Positive spectral projection, semigroups on Banach lattices

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