#### Location

Crow 206

#### Start Date

7-18-2016 5:00 PM

#### End Date

18-7-2016 5:20 PM

#### Description

We establish the existence of a finite-dimensional unitary realization for every matrix-valued rational (bi-)inner function from the Schur--Agler class on a unit square-matrix polyball, a generalization of Knese's result for the unit polydisk. In the scalar-valued case, we characterize the denominators of these functions. We also show that every polynomial with no zeros in the closed domain is such a denominator. One of our tools is the Kor\'{a}nyi--Vagi theorem generalizing Rudin's description of rational inner functions to the case of bounded symmetric domains; we provide a short elementary proof of this theorem suitable in our setting. This is a joint work with A. Grinshpan, V. Vinnikov, and H. J. Woerdeman.

Rational inner functions on a square-matrix polyball

Crow 206

We establish the existence of a finite-dimensional unitary realization for every matrix-valued rational (bi-)inner function from the Schur--Agler class on a unit square-matrix polyball, a generalization of Knese's result for the unit polydisk. In the scalar-valued case, we characterize the denominators of these functions. We also show that every polynomial with no zeros in the closed domain is such a denominator. One of our tools is the Kor\'{a}nyi--Vagi theorem generalizing Rudin's description of rational inner functions to the case of bounded symmetric domains; we provide a short elementary proof of this theorem suitable in our setting. This is a joint work with A. Grinshpan, V. Vinnikov, and H. J. Woerdeman.