[FOM] Banach spaces

Timothy Y. Chow tchow at alum.mit.edu
Tue Feb 10 22:47:05 EST 2009

Timothy Gowers asks a very interesting question about whether there is a 
theory of "easily described" Banach spaces which are necessarily nicely 
behaved (e.g., they must have some l_p or c_0 subspace).  The intuition
is that the "nasty" counterexamples in Banach space theory seem to have
norms that are hard to compute.  For more details, go to


and scroll down to Gowers's post on February 9, 2009, at 10:47 p.m.


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