Multiplier tests and subhomogeneity of multiplier algebras

  • Alexandru Aleman

    Lund University, Mathematics, Faculty of Science, P.O. Box 118, S-221 00 Lund, Sweden
  • Michael Hartz

    Fachrichtung Mathematik, Universität des Saarlandes, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
  • John E. McCarthy

    Department of Mathematics, Washington University in St. Louis, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA
  • Stefan Richter

    Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee, 1403 Circle Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996-1320, USA
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Multipliers of reproducing kernel Hilbert spaces can be characterized in terms of positivity of n×nn \times n matrices analogous to the classical Pick matrix. We study for which reproducing kernel Hilbert spaces it suffices to consider matrices of bounded size nn. We connect this problem to the notion of subhomogeneity of non-selfadjoint operator algebras. Our main results show that multiplier algebras of many Hilbert spaces of analytic functions, such as the Dirichlet space and the Drury-Arveson space, are not subhomogeneous, and hence one has to test Pick matrices of arbitrarily large matrix size nn. To treat the Drury-Arveson space, we show that multiplier algebras of certain weighted Dirichlet spaces on the disc embed completely isometrically into the multiplier algebra of the Drury-Arveson space.

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Alexandru Aleman, Michael Hartz, John E. McCarthy, Stefan Richter, Multiplier tests and subhomogeneity of multiplier algebras. Doc. Math. 27 (2022), pp. 719–764

DOI 10.4171/DM/883