Löwner’s Operator and Spectral Functions in Euclidean Jordan Algebras
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We study analyticity, differentiability, and semismoothness of Löwner’s operator and spectral functions under the framework of Euclidean Jordan algebras. In particular, we show that many optimization-related classical results in the symmetric matrix space can be generalized within this framework. For example, the metric projection operator over any symmetric cone defined in a Euclidean Jordan algebra is shown to be strongly semismooth. The research also raises several open questions, whose solution would be of general interest for optimization.