**Graduate Studies in Mathematics**

Volume: 200;
2019;
634 pp;
Hardcover

MSC: Primary 58; 35; 34; 81;

**Print ISBN: 978-1-4704-4366-5
Product Code: GSM/200**

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# Mathematical Theory of Scattering Resonances

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*Semyon Dyatlov; Maciej Zworski*

Scattering resonances generalize bound states/eigenvalues for
systems in which energy can scatter to infinity. A typical resonance
has a rate of oscillation (just as a bound state does) and a rate of
decay. Although the notion is intrinsically dynamical, an elegant
mathematical formulation comes from considering meromorphic
continuations of Green's functions. The poles of these meromorphic
continuations capture physical information by identifying the rate of
oscillation with the real part of a pole and the rate of decay with
its imaginary part. An example from mathematics is given by the zeros
of the Riemann zeta function: they are, essentially, the resonances of
the Laplacian on the modular surface. The Riemann hypothesis then
states that the decay rates for the modular surface are all either \(0\)
or \(\frac14\). An example from physics is given by quasi-normal modes
of black holes which appear in long-time asymptotics of gravitational
waves.

This book concentrates mostly on the simplest case of scattering by
compactly supported potentials but provides pointers to modern
literature where more general cases are studied. It also presents a
recent approach to the study of resonances on asymptotically
hyperbolic manifolds. The last two chapters are devoted to
semiclassical methods in the study of resonances.

#### Readership

Graduate students and researchers interested in scattering resonances.

#### Reviews & Endorsements

This is an up to date account of modern mathematical scattering theory with an emphasis on the deep interplay between the location of the scattering poles or resonances, and the underlying dynamics and geometry. The masterful exposition reflects the authors' significant roles in shaping this very active field. A must read for researchers and students working in scattering theory or related areas.

-- Peter Sarnak, Institute for Advanced Study

This is a very broad treatise of the modern theory of scattering resonances, beautifully written with a wealth of important mathematical results as well as applications, motivations and numerical and experimental illustrations. For experts, it will be a basic reference and for non-experts and graduate students an appealing and quite accessible introduction to a fascinating field with multiple connections to other branches of mathematics and to physics.

-- Johannes Sjöstrand, Université de Bourgogne

Resonance is the Queen of the realm of waves. No other book addresses this realm so completely and compellingly, oscillating effortlessly between illustration, example, and rigorous mathematical discourse. Mathematicians will find a wonderful array of physical phenomena given a solid intuitive and mathematical foundation, linked to deep theorems. Physicists and engineers will be inspired to consider new realms and phenomena. Chapters travel between motivation, light mathematics, and deeper mathematics, passing the baton from one to the other and back in a way that these authors are uniquely qualified to do.

-- Eric J. Heller, Harvard University