1. CJM 2015 (vol 69 pp. 408)
 Klep, Igor; Špenko, Špela

Free Function Theory Through Matrix Invariants
This paper concerns free function theory. Free maps are free
analogs of analytic functions in several complex variables,
and are defined in terms of freely noncommuting variables.
A function of $g$ noncommuting variables is a function on $g$tuples
of square matrices of all sizes that respects direct sums and
simultaneous conjugation.
Examples of such maps include noncommutative polynomials, noncommutative
rational functions and convergent noncommutative power series.
In sharp contrast to the existing literature in free analysis, this article
investigates free maps \emph{with involution} 
free analogs of real analytic functions.
To
get a grip on these,
techniques and tools from invariant theory are developed and
applied to free analysis. Here is a sample of the results obtained.
A characterization of polynomial free maps via properties of
their finitedimensional slices is presented and then used to
establish power series expansions for analytic free maps about
scalar and nonscalar points; the latter are series of generalized
polynomials for which an invarianttheoretic characterization
is given.
Furthermore,
an inverse and implicit function theorem for free maps with
involution is obtained.
Finally, with a selection of carefully chosen examples
it is shown that
free maps with involution
do not exhibit strong rigidity properties
enjoyed by their involutionfree
counterparts.
Keywords:free algebra, free analysis, invariant theory, polynomial identities, trace identities, concomitants, analytic maps, inverse function theorem, generalized polynomials Categories:16R30, 32A05, 46L52, 15A24, 47A56, 15A24, 46G20 

2. CJM 2009 (vol 62 pp. 74)
 Ducrot, Arnaud; Liu, Zhihua; Magal, Pierre

Projectors on the Generalized Eigenspaces for Neutral Functional Differential Equations in $L^{p}$ Spaces
We present the explicit formulas for the projectors on the generalized
eigenspaces associated with some eigenvalues for linear neutral functional
differential equations (NFDE) in $L^{p}$ spaces by using integrated
semigroup theory. The analysis is based on the main result
established elsewhere by the authors and results by Magal and Ruan
on nondensely defined Cauchy problem.
We formulate the NFDE as a nondensely defined Cauchy problem and obtain
some spectral properties from which we then derive explicit formulas for
the projectors on the generalized eigenspaces associated with some
eigenvalues. Such explicit formulas are important in studying bifurcations
in some semilinear problems.
Keywords:neutral functional differential equations, semilinear problem, integrated semigroup, spectrum, projectors Categories:34K05, 35K57, 47A56, 47H20 

3. CJM 2009 (vol 61 pp. 241)
 Azamov, N. A.; Carey, A. L.; Dodds, P. G.; Sukochev, F. A.

Operator Integrals, Spectral Shift, and Spectral Flow
We present a new and simple approach to the theory of multiple
operator integrals that applies to unbounded operators affiliated with general \vNa s.
For semifinite \vNa s we give applications
to the Fr\'echet differentiation of operator functions that sharpen existing results,
and establish the BirmanSolomyak representation of the spectral
shift function of M.\,G.\,Krein
in terms of an average of spectral measures in the type II setting.
We also exhibit a surprising connection between the spectral shift
function and spectral flow.
Categories:47A56, 47B49, 47A55, 46L51 
