### Fedor Semenovich Rofe-Beketov (to his 80th birthday)

Methods Funct. Anal. Topology **19** (2013), no. 3, 197-198

### Schrödinger operators with nonlocal potentials

Sergio Albeverio, Leonid Nizhnik

Methods Funct. Anal. Topology **19** (2013), no. 3, 199-210

We describe selfadjoint nonlocal boundary-value conditions for new exact solvable models of Schrödinger operators with nonlocal potentials. We also solve the direct and the inverse spectral problems on a bounded line segment, as well as the scattering problem on the whole axis for first order operators with a nonlocal potential.

### Factorizations of nonnegative symmetric operators

Methods Funct. Anal. Topology **19** (2013), no. 3, 211-226

We prove that each closed denselydefined and nonnegative symmetric operator $\dot A$ having disjointnonnegative self-adjoint extensions admits infinitely manyfactorizations of the form $\dot A=\mathcal L\mathcal L_0$, where $\mathcal L_0$ is aclosed nonnegative symmetric operator and $\mathcal L$ its nonnegativeself-adjoint extension. The same factorizations are also establishedfor a non-densely defined nonnegative closed symmetric operator withinfinite deficiency indices while for operator with finitedeficiency indices we prove impossibility of such a kindfactorization. A construction of pairs $\mathcal L_0\subset\mathcal L$ ($\mathcal L_0$ isclosed and densely defined, $\mathcal L=\mathcal L^*\ge 0$) having the property${\rm dom\,}(\mathcal L\mathcal L_0)=\{0\}$ (and, in particular, ${\rm dom\,}(\mathcal L^2_0)=\{0\}$) is given.

### On square root domains for non-self-adjoint Sturm-Liouville operators

Fritz Gesztesy, Steve Hofmann, Roger Nichols

Methods Funct. Anal. Topology **19** (2013), no. 3, 227-259

We determine square root domains for non-self-adjoint Sturm-Liouville operators of the type $$ L_{p,q,r,s} = - \frac{d}{dx}p\frac{d}{dx}+r\frac{d}{dx}-\frac{d}{dx}s+q $$ in $L^2((c,d);dx)$, where either $(c,d)$ coincides with the real line $\mathbb R$, the half-line $(a,\infty)$, $a \in \mathbb R$, or with the bounded interval $(a,b) \subset \mathbb R$, under very general conditions on the coefficients $q, r, s$. We treat Dirichlet and Neumann boundary conditions at $a$ in the half-line case, and Dirichlet and/or Neumann boundary conditions at $a,b$ in the final interval context. (In the particular case $p=1$ a.e. on $(a,b)$, we treat all separated boundary conditions at $a, b$.)

### Spectral singularities of differential operator with triangular matrix coefficients

Methods Funct. Anal. Topology **19** (2013), no. 3, 260-267

For a non-selfadjoint Sturm-Liouville operator with a triangular matrix potential growing at infinity, we construct an example of such an operator having spectral singularities.

### On exit space extensions of symmetric operators with applications to first order symmetric systems

Methods Funct. Anal. Topology **19** (2013), no. 3, 268-292

Let $A$ be a symmetric linear relation with arbitrary deficiency indices. By using the conceptof the boundary triplet we describe exit space self-adjointextensions $\widetilde A^\tau$ of $A$ in terms of a boundary parameter $\tau$. We characterize certain geometrical properties of $\widetilde A^\tau$ and describe all $\widetilde A^\tau$ with ${\rm mul}\, \widetilde A^\tau=\{0\}$. Applying these results to general (possibly non-Hamiltonian) symmetric systems $Jy'- B(t)y=\Delta(t)y, \; t \in [a,b\rangle,$ we describe all matrix spectral functions of theminimally possible dimension such that the Parseval equality holdsfor any function $f\in L_\Delta^2([a,b \rangle)$.