1. CMB Online first
 Casini, Emanuele; Miglierina, Enrico; Piasecki, Lukasz

Hyperplanes in the space of convergent sequences and preduals of $\ell_1$
The main aim of the present paper is to investigate various structural
properties
of hyperplanes of $c$, the Banach space of the convergent sequences.
In particular, we give an explicit formula for the projection
constants and we prove that an hyperplane of $c$ is isometric
to the whole space if and only if it is $1$complemented. Moreover,
we obtain the classification
of those hyperplanes for which their duals are isometric to
$\ell_{1}$ and we give a complete description of the preduals
of $\ell_{1}$ under the assumption that the standard basis of
$\ell_{1}$
is weak$^{*}$convergent.
Keywords:space of convergent sequences, projection, $\ell_1$predual, hyperplane Categories:46B45, 46B04 

2. CMB 2014 (vol 57 pp. 810)
 Godefroy, G.

Uniqueness of Preduals in Spaces of Operators
We show that if $E$ is a separable reflexive space, and $L$ is a weakstar closed linear subspace of
$L(E)$ such that $L\cap K(E)$ is weakstar dense in $L$, then $L$ has a unique isometric predual. The proof relies on basic topological arguments.
Categories:46B20, 46B04 

3. CMB 2011 (vol 54 pp. 411)
 Davidson, Kenneth R.; Wright, Alex

Operator Algebras with Unique Preduals
We show that every free semigroup algebra has a (strongly) unique
Banach space predual. We also provide a new simpler proof that a
weak$*$ closed unital operator algebra containing a weak$*$
dense subalgebra of compact operators has a unique Banach space
predual.
Keywords:unique predual, free semigroup algebra, CSL algebra Categories:47L50, 46B04, 47L35 

4. CMB 2011 (vol 54 pp. 680)
 JiménezVargas, A.; VillegasVallecillos, Moisés

$2$Local Isometries on Spaces of Lipschitz Functions
Let $(X,d)$ be a metric space, and let $\mathop{\textrm{Lip}}(X)$ denote the Banach
space of all scalarvalued bounded Lipschitz functions $f$ on $X$
endowed with one of the natural norms
$
\ f\ =\max \{\ f\ _\infty ,L(f)\}$ or $\f\ =\
f\ _\infty +L(f),
$
where $L(f)$ is the
Lipschitz constant of $f.$ It is said that the isometry
group of $\mathop{\textrm{Lip}}(X)$ is canonical if every
surjective linear isometry of
$\mathop{\textrm{Lip}}(X) $ is induced by a surjective isometry of $X$.
In this paper
we prove that if $X$ is bounded separable and the isometry group of
$\mathop{\textrm{Lip}}(X)$ is canonical, then every $2$local isometry
of $\mathop{\textrm{Lip}}(X)$ is
a surjective linear isometry. Furthermore, we give a complete
description of all $2$local isometries of $\mathop{\textrm{Lip}}(X)$ when $X$ is
bounded.
Keywords:isometry, local isometry, Lipschitz function Categories:46B04, 46J10, 46E15 

5. CMB 2001 (vol 44 pp. 370)
 Weston, Anthony

On Locating Isometric $\ell_{1}^{(n)}$
Motivated by a question of Per Enflo, we develop a hypercube criterion
for locating linear isometric copies of $\lone$ in an arbitrary real
normed space $X$.
The said criterion involves finding $2^{n}$ points in $X$ that satisfy
one metric equality. This contrasts nicely to the standard classical
criterion wherein one seeks $n$ points that satisfy $2^{n1}$ metric
equalities.
Keywords:normed spaces, hypercubes Categories:46B04, 05C10, 05B99 

6. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 344)
7. CMB 1998 (vol 41 pp. 279)
 Acosta, María D.; Galán, Manuel Ruiz

New characterizations of the reflexivity in terms of the set of norm attaining functionals
As a consequence of results due to Bourgain and Stegall, on a
separable Banach space whose unit ball is not dentable, the
set of norm attaining functionals has empty interior (in the
norm topology). First we show that any Banach space can be renormed to
fail this property. Then, our main positive result can be stated as
follows: if a separable Banach space $X$ is very smooth or its bidual
satisfies the $w^{\ast }$Mazur intersection property, then either $X$
is reflexive or the set of norm attaining functionals has empty
interior, hence the same result holds if $X$ has the Mazur
intersection property and so, if the norm of $X$ is Fr\'{e}chet
differentiable. However, we prove that smoothness is not a sufficient
condition for the same conclusion.
Categories:46B04, 46B10, 46B20 
