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The first Szego limit theorem has been extended by Bump-Diaconis and Tracy-Widom to limits of other minors of Toeplitz matrices. We extend their results still further to allow more general measures and more general determinants. We also give a new extension to higher dimensions, which extends a theorem of Helson and Lowdenslager.

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We use the existence of localized eigenfunctions of the Laplacian on the Sierpinski gasket to formulate and prove analogues of the strong Szego limit theorem in this fractal setting. Furthermore, we recast some of our results in terms of equally distributed sequences.

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In a remarkable paper [Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 100503 (2006)], Dimitri Gioev and Israel Klich conjectured an explicit formula for the leading asymptotic growth of the spatially bi-partite von-Neumann entanglement entropy of non-interacting fermions in multi-dimensional Euclidean space at zero temperature. Based on recent progress by one of us (A.V.S.) in semi-classical functional calculus for pseudo-differential operators with discontinuous symbols, we provide here a complete proof of that formula and of its generalization to R\'enyi entropies of all orders $\alpha>0$. The special case $\alpha=1/2$ is also known under the name logarithmic negativity and often considered to be a particularly useful quantification of entanglement. These formulas, exhibiting a "logarithmically enhanced area law", have been used already in many publications.

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We obtain an asymptotic formula for the counting function of the discrete spectrum for Hankel-type pseudo-differential operators with discontinuous symbols.

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In the paper, we discuss orthogonal polynomials in free probability theory. Especially, we prove an analogue of of Szego's limit theorem in free probability theory.

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This is a detailed version of the paper math.FA/0212273. The main motivation for this work was to find an explicit formula for a "Szego-regularized" determinant of a zeroth order pseudodifferential operator (PsDO) on a Zoll manifold. The idea of the Szego-regularization was suggested by V. Guillemin and K. Okikiolu. They have computed the second term in a Szego type expansion on a Zoll manifold of an arbitrary dimension. In the present work we compute the third asymptotic term in any dimension. In the case of dimension 2, our formula gives the above mentioned expression for the Szego-redularized determinant of a zeroth order PsDO. The proof uses a new combinatorial identity, which generalizes a formula due to G.A.Hunt and F.J.Dyson. This identity is related to the distribution of the maximum of a random walk with i.i.d. steps on the real line. The proof of this combinatorial identity together with historical remarks and a discussion of probabilistic and algebraic connections has been published separately.

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We study the weighted averages of resonance clusters for the hydrogen atom with a Stark electric field in the weak field limit. We prove a semiclassical Szego-type theorem for resonance clusters showing that the limiting distribution of the resonance shifts concentrates on the classical energy surface corresponding to a rescaled eigenvalue of the hydrogen atom Hamiltonian. This result extends Szego-type results on eigenvalue clusters to resonance clusters. There are two new features in this work: first, the study of resonance clusters requires the use of non self-adjoint operators, and second, the Stark perturbation is unbounded so control of the perturbation is achieved using localization properties of coherent states corresponding to hydrogen atom eigenvalues.

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For the polynomials orthogonal on the unit circle with respect to the measure from the Szego class we prove that the polynomial entropy integrals can grow. The estimate obtained is sharp.

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The apparent difficulty in recovering classical nonlinear dynamics and chaos from standard quantum mechanics has been the subject of a great deal of interest over the last twenty years. For open quantum systems - those coupled to a dissipative environment and/or a measurement device - it has been demonstrated that chaotic-like behaviour can be recovered in the appropriate classical limit. In this paper, we investigate the entanglement generated between two nonlinear oscillators, coupled to each other and to their environment. Entanglement - the inability to factorise coupled quantum systems into their constituent parts - is one of the defining features of quantum mechanics. Indeed, it underpins many of the recent developments in quantum technologies. Here we show that the entanglement characteristics of two `classical' states (chaotic and periodic solutions) differ significantly in the classical limit. In particular, we show that significant levels of entanglement are preserved only in the chaotic-like solutions.

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We introduce a new biholomorphically invariant metric based on Fefferman's invariant Szego kernel and investigate the relation of the new metric to the Bergman and Carath\'eodory metrics. A key tool is a new absolutely invariant function assembled from the Szego and Bergman kernels.