1. CJM Online first
 Semrl, Peter

Order and spectrum preserving maps on positive operators
We describe the general form of surjective maps on the cone of
all positive operators which preserve order and spectrum. The
result is optimal as shown by
counterexamples. As an easy consequence we characterize surjective
order and spectrum preserving maps on the set of all selfadjoint
operators.
Keywords:spectrum preserver, order preserver, positive operator Category:47B49 

2. CJM Online first
 Abe, Tetsuya; Tagami, Keiji

Characterization of positive links and the $s$invariant for links
We characterize positive links in terms of strong quasipositivity,
homogeneity and the value of Rasmussen and BeliakovaWehrli's
$s$invariant.
We also study almost positive links,
in particular, determine the $s$invariants of
almost positive links.
This result suggests that all almost positive links might
be strongly quasipositive.
On the other hand, it implies that
almost positive links are never homogeneous links.
Keywords:knot, $s$invariant, positive link, almost positive link Categories:57M25, 57M27 

3. CJM 2016 (vol 69 pp. 3)
 Ghahramani, F.; Zadeh, S.

Bipositive Isomorphisms Between Beurling Algebras and Between their Second Dual Algebras
Let $G$ be a locally compact group and let $\omega$ be a continuous
weight on $G$. We show that for each of the Banach algebras $L^1(G,\omega)$,
$M(G,\omega)$, $LUC(G,\omega^{1})^*$ and $L^1(G,\omega)^{**}$,
the order structure combined with the algebra structure determines
the weighted group.
Keywords:locally compact group, Beurling algebra, Arens product, topological group isomorphism, bipositive algebra isomorphism Categories:43A20, 43A22 

4. CJM Online first
 Ganguly, Arijit; Ghosh, Anish

Dirichlet's theorem in function fields
We study metric Diophantine approximation for function fields
specifically the problem of improving Dirichlet's theorem in
Diophantine
approximation.
Keywords:Dirichlet's theorem, Diophantine approximation, positive characteristic Categories:11J83, 11K60, 37D40, 37A17, 22E40 

5. CJM Online first
 Kaftal, Victor; Ng, Ping Wong; Zhang, Shuang

Strict comparison of positive elements in multiplier algebras
Main result: If a C*algebra $\mathcal{A}$ is simple, $\sigma$unital,
has finitely many extremal traces, and has strict comparison
of positive elements by traces, then its multiplier algebra
$\operatorname{\mathcal{M}}(\mathcal{A})$
also has strict comparison of positive elements by traces. The
same results holds if ``finitely many extremal traces" is replaced
by ``quasicontinuous scale".
A key ingredient in the proof is that every positive element
in the multiplier algebra of an arbitrary $\sigma$unital C*algebra
can be approximated by a bidiagonal series.
An application of strict comparison: If $\mathcal{A}$ is a simple separable
stable C*algebra with real rank zero, stable rank one, and
strict comparison of positive elements by traces, then whether
a positive element is a positive linear combination of projections
is determined by the trace values of its range projection.
Keywords:strict comparison, bidiagonal form, positive combinations Categories:46L05, 46L35, 46L45, 47C15 

6. CJM Online first
 Du, Zhuoran; Fang, Yanqin; Gui, Changfeng

A class of degenerate elliptic equations with nonlinear boundary conditions
We consider positive solutions of the problem
\begin{equation}
(*)\qquad
\left\{
\begin{array}{l}\mbox{div}(x_{n}^{a}\nabla u)=bx_{n}^{a}u^{p}\;\;\;\;\;\mbox{in}\;\;\mathbb{R}_{+}^{n},
\\
\frac{\partial u}{\partial \nu^a}=u^{q} \;\;\;\;\;\;\;\;
\;\;\;\;\;\;\;\;\;\;\;\;\;\;\;\;\mbox{on}\;\;\partial \mathbb{R}_{+}^{n},
\\
\end{array}
\right.
\end{equation}
where $a\in (1,0)\cup(0,1)$, $b\geq 0$, $p, q\gt 1$ and
$\frac{\partial u}{\partial \nu^a}:=\lim_{x_{n}\rightarrow
0^+}x_{n}^{a}\frac{\partial u}{\partial x_{n}}$. In special case
$b=0$, it is associated to fractional Laplacian equation $(\Delta)^{s}u=u^{q}
$ in entire space $\mathbb{R}^{n1}$.
We obtain the existence of positive axially symmetric solutions
to ($*$) for the case $a\in
(1,0)$ in
$n\geq3$ for supercritical exponents $p\geq\frac{n+a+2}{n+a2},
\;\;q\geq\frac{na}{n+a2}$.
The nonexistence is obtained for the case $a\in (1,0)$, $b\geq
0$ and any $p,~q\gt 1$ in $n=2$ as well.
Keywords:existence, nonexistence, positive solutions, degenerate elliptic equation, nonlinear boundary conditions, symmetry, monotonicity Categories:35D30, 35J70, 35J25 

7. CJM Online first
 Marquis, Timothée; Neeb, KarlHermann

Isomorphisms of twisted Hilbert loop algebras
The closest infinite dimensional relatives of compact Lie algebras are HilbertLie algebras, i.e. real Hilbert spaces with a Lie
algebra
structure for which the scalar product is invariant.
Locally affine Lie algebras (LALAs)
correspond to double extensions of (twisted) loop algebras
over simple HilbertLie algebras $\mathfrak{k}$, also called
affinisations of $\mathfrak{k}$.
They possess a root space decomposition
whose corresponding root system is a locally affine root system
of one of the $7$ families $A_J^{(1)}$, $B_J^{(1)}$, $C_J^{(1)}$,
$D_J^{(1)}$, $B_J^{(2)}$, $C_J^{(2)}$ and $BC_J^{(2)}$ for some
infinite set $J$. To each of these types corresponds a ``minimal"
affinisation of some simple HilbertLie algebra $\mathfrak{k}$,
which we call standard.
In this paper, we give for each affinisation $\mathfrak{g}$ of
a simple HilbertLie algebra $\mathfrak{k}$ an explicit isomorphism
from $\mathfrak{g}$ to one of the standard affinisations of $\mathfrak{k}$. The existence of such an isomorphism could also be derived from
the classification
of locally affine root systems, but
for representation theoretic purposes it is crucial to obtain
it explicitly
as a deformation between two twists which is compatible
with the root decompositions.
We illustrate this by applying our isomorphism theorem to the
study of positive energy highest weight representations of $\mathfrak{g}$.
In subsequent work, the present paper will be used to obtain
a complete classification
of the positive energy highest weight representations of affinisations
of $\mathfrak{k}$.
Keywords:locally affine Lie algebra, HilbertLie algebra, positive energy representation Categories:17B65, 17B70, 17B22, 17B10 

8. CJM 2016 (vol 68 pp. 1067)
 Runde, Volker; Viselter, Ami

On Positive Definiteness over Locally Compact Quantum Groups
The notion of positivedefinite functions over locally compact
quantum
groups was recently introduced and studied by Daws and Salmi.
Based
on this work, we generalize various wellknown results about
positivedefinite
functions over groups to the quantum framework. Among these are
theorems
on "square roots" of positivedefinite functions, comparison
of
various topologies, positivedefinite measures and characterizations
of amenability, and the separation property with respect to compact
quantum subgroups.
Keywords:bicrossed product, locally compact quantum group, noncommutative $L^p$space, positivedefinite function, positivedefinite measure, separation property Categories:20G42, 22D25, 43A35, 46L51, 46L52, 46L89 

9. CJM 2013 (vol 65 pp. 1287)
 Reihani, Kamran

$K$theory of Furstenberg Transformation Group $C^*$algebras
The paper studies the $K$theoretic invariants of the crossed product
$C^{*}$algebras associated with an important family of homeomorphisms
of the tori $\mathbb{T}^{n}$ called Furstenberg transformations.
Using the PimsnerVoiculescu theorem, we prove that given $n$, the
$K$groups of those crossed products, whose corresponding $n\times n$
integer matrices are unipotent of maximal degree, always have the same
rank $a_{n}$. We show using the theory developed here that a claim
made in the literature about the torsion subgroups of these $K$groups
is false. Using the representation theory of the simple Lie algebra
$\frak{sl}(2,\mathbb{C})$, we show that, remarkably, $a_{n}$ has a
combinatorial significance. For example, every $a_{2n+1}$ is just the
number of ways that $0$ can be represented as a sum of integers
between $n$ and $n$ (with no repetitions). By adapting an argument
of van Lint (in which he answered a question of ErdÅs), a simple,
explicit formula for the asymptotic behavior of the sequence
$\{a_{n}\}$ is given. Finally, we describe the order structure of the
$K_{0}$groups of an important class of Furstenberg crossed products,
obtaining their complete Elliott invariant using classification
results of H. Lin and N. C. Phillips.
Keywords:$K$theory, transformation group $C^*$algebra, Furstenberg transformation, Anzai transformation, minimal homeomorphism, positive cone, minimal homeomorphism Categories:19K14, 19K99, 46L35, 46L80, , 05A15, 05A16, 05A17, 15A36, 17B10, 17B20, 37B05, 54H20 

10. CJM 2012 (vol 65 pp. 757)
 Delanoë, Philippe; Rouvière, François

Positively Curved Riemannian Locally Symmetric Spaces are Positively Squared Distance Curved
The squared distance curvature is a kind of twopoint curvature the
sign of which turned out crucial for the smoothness of optimal
transportation maps on Riemannian manifolds. Positivity properties of
that new curvature have been established recently for all the simply
connected compact rank one symmetric spaces, except the Cayley
plane. Direct proofs were given for the sphere, an indirect one
via the Hopf fibrations) for the complex and quaternionic
projective spaces. Here, we present a direct proof of a property
implying all the preceding ones, valid on every positively curved
Riemannian locally symmetric space.
Keywords:symmetric spaces, rank one, positive curvature, almostpositive $c$curvature Categories:53C35, 53C21, 53C26, 49N60 

11. CJM 2007 (vol 59 pp. 673)
 Ash, Avner; Friedberg, Solomon

Hecke $L$Functions and the Distribution of Totally Positive Integers
Let $K$ be a totally real number field of degree $n$. We show that
the number of totally positive integers
(or more generally the number of totally positive elements of a given fractional ideal)
of given trace is evenly distributed around its expected value, which is
obtained from geometric considerations.
This result depends on unfolding an integral over
a compact torus.
Keywords:Eisenstein series, toroidal integral, Fourier series, Hecke $L$function, totally positive integer, trace Categories:11M41, 11F30, , 11F55, 11H06, 11R47 

12. CJM 2006 (vol 58 pp. 449)
 Agarwal, Ravi P.; Cao, Daomin; Lü, Haishen; O'Regan, Donal

Existence and Multiplicity of Positive Solutions for Singular Semipositone $p$Laplacian Equations
Positive solutions are obtained for the boundary value problem
\[\begin{cases}
(  u' ^{p2}u')'
=\lambda f( t,u),\;t\in ( 0,1) ,p>1\\
u( 0) =u(1) =0.
\end{cases}
\]
Here $f(t,u) \geq M,$ ($M$ is a positive constant)
for $(t,u) \in [0\mathinner{,}1] \times (0,\infty )$.
We will show the existence of two positive
solutions by using degree theory together with the upperlower
solution method.
Keywords:one dimensional $p$Laplacian, positive solution, degree theory, upper and lower solution Category:34B15 

13. CJM 2006 (vol 58 pp. 401)
 Kolountzakis, Mihail N.; Révész, Szilárd Gy.

On Pointwise Estimates of Positive Definite Functions With Given Support
The following problem has been suggested by Paul Tur\' an. Let
$\Omega$ be a symmetric convex body in the Euclidean space $\mathbb R^d$
or in the torus $\TT^d$. Then, what is the largest possible value
of the integral of positive definite functions that are supported
in $\Omega$ and normalized with the value $1$ at the origin? From
this, Arestov, Berdysheva and Berens arrived at the analogous
pointwise extremal problem for intervals in $\RR$. That is, under
the same conditions and normalizations, the supremum of possible
function values at $z$ is to be found for any given point
$z\in\Omega$. However, it turns out that the problem for the real
line has already been solved by Boas and Kac, who gave several
proofs and also mentioned possible extensions to $\RR^d$ and to
nonconvex domains as well.
Here we present another approach to the problem, giving the
solution in $\RR^d$ and for several cases in~$\TT^d$. Actually, we
elaborate on the fact that the problem is essentially
onedimensional and investigate nonconvex open domains as well.
We show that the extremal problems are equivalent to some more
familiar ones concerning trigonometric polynomials, and thus find
the extremal values for a few cases. An analysis of the
relationship between the problem for $\RR^d$ and that for $\TT^d$
is given, showing that the former case is just the limiting case
of the latter. Thus the hierarchy of difficulty is established, so
that extremal problems for trigonometric polynomials gain renewed
recognition.
Keywords:Fourier transform, positive definite functions and measures, TurÃ¡n's extremal problem, convex symmetric domains, positive trigonometric polynomials, dual extremal problems Categories:42B10, 26D15, 42A82, 42A05 

14. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 897)
 Berezhnoĭ, Evgenii I.; Maligranda, Lech

Representation of Banach Ideal Spaces and Factorization of Operators
Representation theorems are proved for Banach ideal spaces with the Fatou property
which are built by the Calder{\'o}nLozanovski\u\i\ construction.
Factorization theorems for operators in spaces more general than the Lebesgue
$L^{p}$ spaces are investigated. It is natural to extend the Gagliardo
theorem on the Schur test and the Rubio de~Francia theorem on factorization of the
Muckenhoupt $A_{p}$ weights to reflexive Orlicz spaces. However, it turns out that for
the scales far from $L^{p}$spaces this is impossible. For the concrete integral operators
it is shown that factorization theorems and the Schur test in some reflexive Orlicz spaces
are not valid. Representation theorems for the Calder{\'o}nLozanovski\u\i\ construction
are involved in the proofs.
Keywords:Banach ideal spaces, weighted spaces, weight functions,, CalderÃ³nLozanovski\u\i\ spaces, Orlicz spaces, representation of, spaces, uniqueness problem, positive linear operators, positive sublinear, operators, Schur test, factorization of operators, f Categories:46E30, 46B42, 46B70 

15. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 1259)
 Paterson, Alan L. T.

The Fourier Algebra for Locally Compact Groupoids
We introduce and investigate using Hilbert modules the properties
of the {\em Fourier algebra} $A(G)$ for
a locally compact groupoid $G$. We establish a duality theorem for
such groupoids in terms of multiplicative module maps. This includes
as a special case the classical duality theorem for locally compact
groups proved by P. Eymard.
Keywords:Fourier algebra, locally compact groupoids, Hilbert modules,, positive definite functions, completely bounded maps Category:43A32 

16. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 776)
 Lim, Yongdo

Best Approximation in Riemannian Geodesic Submanifolds of Positive Definite Matrices
We explicitly describe
the best approximation in
geodesic submanifolds of positive definite matrices
obtained from involutive
congruence transformations on the
CartanHadamard manifold ${\mathrm{Sym}}(n,{\Bbb R})^{++}$ of
positive definite matrices.
An explicit calculation for the minimal distance
function from the geodesic submanifold
${\mathrm{Sym}}(p,{\mathbb R})^{++}\times
{\mathrm{Sym}}(q,{\mathbb R})^{++}$ block diagonally embedded in
${\mathrm{Sym}}(n,{\mathbb R})^{++}$ is
given in terms of metric and
spectral geometric means, Cayley transform, and Schur
complements of positive definite matrices when $p\leq 2$ or $q\leq 2.$
Keywords:Matrix approximation, positive, definite matrix, geodesic submanifold, CartanHadamard manifold,, best approximation, minimal distance function, global tubular, neighborhood theorem, Schur complement, metric and spectral, geometric mean, Cayley transform Categories:15A48, 49R50, 15A18, 53C3 
