61 research outputs found

    Hilbert-Schmidt groups as infinite-dimensional Lie groups and their Riemannian geometry

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    We describe the exponential map from an infinite-dimensional Lie algebra to an infinite-dimensional group of operators on a Hilbert space. Notions of differential geometry are introduced for these groups. In particular, the Ricci curvature, which is understood as the limit of the Ricci curvature of finite-dimensional groups, is calculated. We show that for some of these groups the Ricci curvature is βˆ’βˆž-\infty

    A subelliptic Taylor isomorphism on infinite-dimensional Heisenberg groups

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    Let GG denote an infinite-dimensional Heisenberg-like group, which is a class of infinite-dimensional step 2 stratified Lie groups. We consider holomorphic functions on GG that are square integrable with respect to a heat kernel measure which is formally subelliptic, in the sense that all appropriate finite dimensional projections are smooth measures. We prove a unitary equivalence between a subclass of these square integrable holomorphic functions and a certain completion of the universal enveloping algebra of the "Cameron-Martin" Lie subalgebra. The isomorphism defining the equivalence is given as a composition of restriction and Taylor maps.Comment: Initially posted in June 2011, with minor corrections in November 201

    Harnack inequalities in infinite dimensions

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    We consider the Harnack inequality for harmonic functions with respect to three types of infinite dimensional operators. For the infinite dimensional Laplacian, we show no Harnack inequality is possible. We also show that the Harnack inequality fails for a large class of Ornstein-Uhlenbeck processes, although functions that are harmonic with respect to these processes do satisfy an a priori modulus of continuity. Many of these processes also have a coupling property. The third type of operator considered is the infinite dimensional analog of operators in H\"{o}rmander's form. In this case a Harnack inequality does hold.Comment: Minor revision of the previous versio
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