Ayer tuve la noticia de que mi artículo titulado A local spectral condition for strong compactness with some applications to bilateral weighted shifts ha sido aceptado para su publicación en Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society. Éste es un trabajo en colaboración con María del Pilar Romero de la Rosa, de la Universidad de Cádiz. Ahí va un resumen de sus contenidos.
An algebra of bounded linear operators on a Banach space is said to be strongly compact provided that its unit ball is precompact in the strong operator topology, and a bounded linear operator on a Banach space is said to be strongly compact provided that the algebra with identity generated by the operator is strongly compact.
Our interest in this notion stems from the work of Lomonosov on the existence of invariant subspaces. We consider a local spectral condition that is sufficient for a bounded linear operator on a Banach space to be strongly compact. This condition is then applied to describe a large class of strongly compact, injective bilateral weighted shifts on Hilbert spaces, extending earlier work of Fernández-Valles and the first author. Further applications are also derived, for instance, a strongly compact, invertible bilateral weighted shift is constructed in such a way that its inverse fails to be a strongly compact operator.