Using techniques drawn from the classical theory of rearrangement invariant Banach function spaces we develop a duality theory in the sense of Köthe for symmetric Banach spaces of measurable operators affiliated with a semifinite von Neumann algebra equipped with a distinguished trace. A principal result of the paper is the identification of the Köthe dual of a given Banach space of measurable operators in terms of normality.
- Köthe duality
- Measurable operators
- Rearrangement invariant Banach function spaces