Banach spaces with the 2 2 -summing property Academic Article uri icon


  • A Banach space X X has the 2 2 -summing property if the norm of every linear operator from X X to a Hilbert space is equal to the 2 2 -summing norm of the operator. Up to a point, the theory of spaces which have this property is independent of the scalar field: the property is self-dual and any space with the property is a finite dimensional space of maximal distance to the Hilbert space of the same dimension. In the case of real scalars only the real line and real 2 ell _infty ^2 have the 2 2 -summing property. In the complex case there are more examples; e.g., all subspaces of complex 3 ell _infty ^3 and their duals.

published proceedings

  • Transactions of the American Mathematical Society

author list (cited authors)

  • Arias, A., Figiel, T., Johnson, W. B., & Schechtman, G.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Arias, A||Figiel, T||Johnson, WB||Schechtman, G

publication date

  • January 1995