Solution: 2020-16 A convex function of matrices

Let \( A \) be an \( n \times n \) Hermitian matrix and \( \lambda_1 (A) \geq \lambda_2 (A) \geq \dots \geq \lambda_n (A) \) the eigenvalues of \( A \). Prove that for any \( 1 \leq k \leq n \)
A \mapsto \lambda_1 (A) + \lambda_2 (A) + \dots + \lambda_k (A)
is a convex function.

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