25-27 April 2018
Institut de mathématique Simion Stoilow de l'Académie Roumaine
Europe/Bucharest timezone

Topologie de Hölder sur le groupe de Heisenberg/Hölder Topology of the Heisenberg group

26 Apr 2018, 10:00


Armin Schikorra (U. Pittsburgh, États-Unis)


The Heisenberg groups are examples of sub-Riemannian manifolds homeomorphic, but not diffeomorphic to the Euclidean space. Their metric is derived from curves which are only allowed to move in so-called horizontal directions. When one considers approximation or extension problems for Sobolev maps into the Riemannian manifolds it is known that topological properties of the target manifold play a role. However, due to the homeomorphism, the topology of the Heisenberg group is the same as the Euclidean space. A notion of Hölder topology is needed. I will report on some progress (with Hajlasz) on some topological features of the Heisenberg group, in particular on an embedding question due to Gromov.

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Armin Schikorra (U. Pittsburgh, États-Unis)


Piotr Hajlasz (U. Pittsburgh, États-Unis)

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