CARMA SEMINAR Speaker: Prof John Giles, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, The University of Newcastle Title: Persistence properties for Banach spaces Location: Room V129, Mathematics Building (Callaghan Campus) The University of Newcastle Time and Date: 4:00 pm, Thu, 8th Sep 2011 Abstract: We are interested in local geometrical properties of a Banach space which are preserved under natural embeddings in all even dual spaces. An example of this behaviour which we generalise is: if the norm of the space $X$ is Fréchet differentiable at $x \in S(X)$ then the norm of the second dual $X^{**}$ is Fréchet differentiable at $\hat{x}\in S(X)$ and of $X^{****}$ at $\hat{\hat{x}} \in S(X^{****})$ and so on.... The results come from a study of Hausdorff upper semicontinuity properties of the duality mapping characterising general differentiability conditions satisfied by the norm. [Permanent link]