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Rigidity of Carnot groups relative to multicontact structures

Authors: Filippo De Mari and Alessandro Ottazzi
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 138 (2010), 1889-1895
MSC (2000): Primary 22E25, 53C24, 58D05
Published electronically: January 5, 2010
MathSciNet review: 2587473
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Abstract: We prove a rigidity type result for stratified nilpotent Lie algebras which gives a positive answer to a special case of a conjecture formulated by M. Cowling and of another conjecture formulated by A. Korányi.

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Filippo De Mari
Affiliation: Dipartimento di Matematica, Università di Genova, Genova, Italy

Alessandro Ottazzi
Affiliation: Dipartimento di Matematica e Applicazioni, Università di Milano “Bicocca”, via Cozzi, 53, 20125 Milano, Italy

Keywords: Carnot group, contact map, prolongation, rigidity
Received by editor(s): March 31, 2009
Received by editor(s) in revised form: September 8, 2009
Published electronically: January 5, 2010
Communicated by: Mario Bonk
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