# Questions tagged [heisenberg-groups]

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Let $H(\mathbb{Z})$ be the discrete Heisenberg group. What are the finite dimensional irreducible unitary representations of $H(\mathbb{Z})$? Do they all arise from the coordinate-wise quotient map to ...

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Let $H$ be the discrete Heisenberg group. Is there an injective homomorphism $\varphi \colon H \to U(n)$ for some $n$? What about injective homomorphism $\varphi \colon H \to O(n)$ for some $n$?

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Let $H$ be the discrete Heisenberg group, i.e., the set of matrices of the form
$\begin{bmatrix}
1 & x & z \\
0 & 1 & y \\
0 & 0 & 1
\end{bmatrix}$
where $x,y,z \in \mathbb{Z}$...

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For the n Heisenberg($\Bbb C^n\times\Bbb R$) it is known that the heat kernel $q_s(z,t)=c_n\int_{\Bbb R} e^{-i\lambda t}\Big( \frac{\lambda}{\sinh(\lambda s)}\Big)^n e^{-\frac{\lambda|z|^2\coth(\...

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Let $A$ be an abelian variety over a field and let $L$ be a non-degenerate line bundle on $A$.
Then $L$ gives rise to a morphism $\lambda:A\to A^*$ from $A$ to its dual.
As usual, let $K(L):=\ker(\...

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It is known (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theta_representation) that the Jacobi theta function
$$\vartheta(z; \tau) = \sum_{n\in\mathbb{Z}} \exp(\pi in^2\tau + 2\pi inz)$$
arises from a certain ...

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Let $H$ be the Heisenberg group over $\mathbb R$ of dimension $2n+1$ and let $\Gamma$ be a lattice in $H$. Then, I think, the spectral decomposition of $L^2(H/\Gamma)$ as unitary $H$-representation is ...

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This concerns difference/limit ratio results for special restricted partitions.
Let $r,a, b$ be nonnegative integers; define $p(r,a,b)$ to be the number of partitions of the integer $r$ using at most $...

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Suppose that $Q,P$ are self-adjoint operators which satisfy the relation $$(1) \ \ \ \ \ [Q,P]=iI$$ One can easily show that in this case $P,Q$ cannot be bounded. However one can find unbounded ...

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I know that Symplectic group has an action on Heisenberg group.
I am wondering how to extend this to non-trivial two fold metaplectic covering?
Thanks in advance!

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The metric in sub-Riemannian geometry is often called the Carnot-Carathéodory metric.
Question 1. What is the origin of this name? Who was the first to introduce it?
I believe that the "...

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The horizontal distribution in the Heisenberg group is the kernel of the standard contact form:
$$
\alpha = dt + 2 \sum_{j=1}^n (x_j \, dy_j - y_j \, dx_j).
$$
Question. Can one describe ...

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It is known that every doubling metric space admits quasisymmetric map into Euclidean space. My question is, is there a known explicit (closed-form) quasisymmetry from the Heisenberg group into a ...

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Let $\mathbb{K}$ be a field of characteristic $\neq 2$ and let $(V, \omega)$ be a symplectic vector space. Then the Heisenberg group $\mathsf{Heis}(V, \, \omega)$ is the central extension of the ...

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Let $\alpha$ be a standard contact form on $\mathbb{R}^{2n+1}$. We say that a map $f:\mathbb{R}^k\to\mathbb{R}^{2n+1}$ contact if $f^*\alpha=0$.
Question 1. Is it true that a $C^1$-contact ...

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I have a question concerning the Schrödinger model for the Weil representation over a finite field $\mathbb{F}_q$.
The way to present the action of the Weil representation $\omega$ of $Sp(2n,\...

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It is well known that Heisenberg groups cannot be bi-Lipschitz embedded into Euclidean spaces. A standard proof uses the fact that a Lipschitz mapping from a Heisenberg group into a Euclidean space is ...

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There is an extensive literature on Lipschitz homotopies of Lipschitz maps. But I haven't seen anything about Lipschitz homotopy groups. We have introduced this notion in an article that you can find
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The Stone-von Neumann theorem tells us that all unitary irreducible representations of the integrated/exponentiated/Weyl form of the canonical commutation relations (CCR) algebra in finite dimensions ...

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Let $H_3(\mathbb{Z})$ be the discrete Heisenberg group generated by $x=\begin{pmatrix}
1 & 1 & 0\\
0 & 1 & 0\\
0 & 0 & 1\\
\end{pmatrix},\ \ y=\begin{pmatrix}
1 & 0 &...

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I would like to know, can we say that the "groups of Heisenberg type" where introduced by A. Kaplan in "Kaplan, A. (1980). Fundamental solutions for a class of hypoelliptic PDE generated by ...

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What is the unitary dual of the Heisenberg group over non-archimedean local fields k of characteristic two? This is well-known for the real Heisenberg group and in fact, when local fields have ...

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Suppose $R_1,R_2$ are finite unital commutative rings. Consider Heisenberg groups $H_3(R_1)$ and $H_3(R_2)$ (upper unitriangular marticies $3 \times 3$).
Proposition. If $R_1 \not\cong R_2$ (as ...

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I want to know why the sub-Laplacian $\Delta_{sub}= X^2 + Y^2$ on the Heisenberg group $H^3 = \mathbb C \times \mathbb R$ is sub-elliptic but not elliptic, where $X$ and $Y$ are the left-invariant ...

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I am trying to understand how the Heisenberg group is defined because I would like to understand the (irreducible) representations.
Following this article given a symplectic bilinear form $\langle, \...

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Given a Lie group $G$, what is the difference between the Laplacian $\Delta$ and the sub-Laplacian $\Delta_{sub}$ of $G$. And what are the properties that we lose when going from sub-Laplace to ...

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The Heisenberg group $H^3$ is the set $\mathbb C\times \mathbb R$ endowed with the group law
$$ (z,t)\cdot(w,s) =\left (z+w, \,t+s+\tfrac{1}{2}\Im m(z \bar{w})\right). $$
For $z=x+ i y \in \mathbb C$ ...

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The Heisenberg group $H^3$ is the set $\mathbb C\times \mathbb R$ endowed with the group law
$$ (z,t)\cdot(w,s) =\left (z+w, \,t+s+\tfrac{1}{2}\Im m(z \bar{w})\right). $$
For $z=x+ i y \in \mathbb C$ ...

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Good morning everybody.
I was looking just for a quick reference to know whether the Dirichlet problem has a solution in the Heisenberg group, that is $\mathbb R^3$ endowed with coordinates $(x,y,z)$ ...

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This question is connected with my previous: Heisenberg group: function without vertical derivative.
Here I am trying to look from another side: what is a difference between Sobolev space and ...

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Let $\mathbb H$ be Heisenberg group with vector fields
$$
X=\partial_x - \frac12y\partial_t,\quad Y=\partial_y + \frac12x\partial_t,\quad T=\partial_t
$$
and $U\subset\mathbb H$ is an open set.
I am ...

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As we all know that the irreducible representation for Heisenberg group can be classified easily when the group is over a finite field $\mathbb{F}_q$, where $q=p^n$ and $p$ is a prime greater than $2$....

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Let $G= \left\{ \begin{pmatrix} 1&a&c\\0&1&b\\0&0&0 \end{pmatrix} \mid a,b,c\in \mathbb{R} \right\}$ be the Heisenberg group. Is there a compact codimension one submanifold ...

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Given a symplectic space $W$ over a local field $F$ and a additive character $\psi$ of $F$, we can construct the Weil representation $\omega_\psi$, which can be viewed as a representation of the semi-...

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Let $E$ be a smooth elliptic curve over an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero. Let $\mathcal{L}$ be a line bundle of degree $3$. Heisenberg group $H_3$ acts on global sections of $\...

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Let $E$ be a smooth elliptic curve over algebraically closed field $k$ of characteristic zero, $\mathcal{L}$ is a line bundle over $E$, $\operatorname{deg}(\mathcal{L})=n \geq 1$. Then I define the ...

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It is well known that:
Theorem 1. For $f\in L^{2}(\mathbb H_{n}=\text{The Heisenberg group of dimesion } 2n+1)$ we have the expansion
$$f(z, s)= (2\pi)^{-n} \sum_{k=0}^{\infty} \int_{0}^{\infty} f \...