Title

Semi-classical Weights and Equivariant Spectral Theory

Publication Date

2016

Journal

Advances in Mathematics

Volume

299

First Page

202

Last Page

246

Abstract

We prove inverse spectral results for differential operators on manifolds and orbifolds invariant under a torus action. These inverse spectral results involve the asymptotic equivariant spectrum, which is the spectrum itself together with “very large” weights of the torus action on eigenspaces. More precisely, we show that the asymptotic equivariant spectrum of the Laplace operator of any toric metric on a generic toric orbifold determines the equivariant biholomorphism class of the orbifold; we also show that the asymptotic equivariant spectrum of a Tn-invariant Schrödinger operator on Rn determines its potential in some suitably convex cases. In addition, we prove that the asymptotic equivariant spectrum of an S1-invariant metric on S2 determines the metric itself in many cases. Finally, we obtain an asymptotic equivariant inverse spectral result for weighted projective spaces. As a crucial ingredient in these inverse results, we derive a surprisingly simple formula for the asymptotic equivariant trace of a family of semi-classical differential operators invariant under a torus action.

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