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A characterization of superreflexivity through embeddings of lamplighter groups
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by Mikhail I. Ostrovskii and Beata Randrianantoanina PDF
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 147 (2019), 4745-4755 Request permission


We prove that finite lamplighter groups $\{\mathbb {Z}_2\wr \mathbb {Z}_n\}_{n\ge 2}$ with a standard set of generators embed with uniformly bounded distortions into any non-superreflexive Banach space and therefore form a set of test spaces for superreflexivity. Our proof is inspired by the well-known identification of Cayley graphs of infinite lamplighter groups with the horocyclic product of trees. We cover $\mathbb {Z}_2\wr \mathbb {Z}_n$ by three sets with a structure similar to a horocyclic product of trees, which enables us to construct well-controlled embeddings.
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  • Mikhail I. Ostrovskii
  • Affiliation: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, St. John’s University, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, New York 11439
  • MR Author ID: 211545
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  • Beata Randrianantoanina
  • Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056
  • MR Author ID: 333168
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  • Received by editor(s): July 17, 2018
  • Received by editor(s) in revised form: December 17, 2018
  • Published electronically: July 30, 2019
  • Additional Notes: The first author was supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DMS–1700176.
  • Communicated by: Stephen Dilworth
  • © Copyright 2019 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 147 (2019), 4745-4755
  • MSC (2010): Primary 46B85; Secondary 05C12, 20F65, 30L05
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  • MathSciNet review: 4011509