Czechoslovak Mathematical Journal, first online, pp. 1-6
A remark concerning Putinar's model of hyponormal weighted shifts
Received March 21, 2017. First published December 13, 2017.
Abstract: The question whether a hyponormal weighted shift with trace class self-commutator is the compression modulo the Hilbert-Schmidt class of a normal operator, remains open. It is natural to ask whether Putinar's construction through which he proved that hyponormal operators are subscalar operators provides the answer to the above question. We show that the normal extension provided by Putinar's theory does not lead to the extension that would provide a positive answer to the question.
Keywords: weighted shift operator; almost normal operator; hyponormal operator
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Affiliations: Vasile Lauric, Department of Mathematics, Florida A&M University, 1617 S Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 308 Jackson-Davis Hall, Tallahassee, Florida 32307, USA, e-mail: email@example.com