## Abstract

We derive a sufficient condition for a Hermitian N×N matrix A to have at least m eigenvalues (counting multiplicities) in the interval (-∈,∈). This condition is expressed in terms of the existence of a principal (N - 2m) × (N-2m) submatrix of A whose Schur complement in A has at least m eigenvalues in the interval (-K∈;K∈), with an explicit constant K. We apply this result to a random Schrödinger operator H_{ω}, obtaining a criterion that allows us to control the probability of having m closely lying eigenvalues for H_{ω}-a result known as an m-level Wegner estimate. We demonstrate its usefulness by verifying the input condition of our criterion for some physical models. These include the Anderson model and random block operators that arise in the Bogoliubov-de Gennes theory of dirty superconductors.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 251-278 |

Number of pages | 28 |

Journal | Journal of Spectral Theory |

Volume | 5 |

Issue number | 2 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 1 Jan 2015 |

Externally published | Yes |

## Keywords

- Anderson models
- Eigenvalue counting
- Minami estimate
- Random block operators
- Wegner estimate

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Mathematical Physics
- Geometry and Topology