Michael G. Cowling

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Mathematics - Classical Analysis and ODEs (4)
Mathematics - Functional Analysis (4)
Mathematics - Analysis of PDEs (3)
Mathematics - Metric Geometry (2)
Mathematics - Group Theory (2)
Mathematics - Differential Geometry (2)
Mathematics - Rings and Algebras (1)

Publications Authored By Michael G. Cowling

We show that a graded Lie algebra admits a Levi decomposition that is compatible with the grading. Read More

A sharp $L^p$ spectral multiplier theorem of Mihlin--H\"ormander type is proved for a distinguished sub-Laplacian on quaternionic spheres. This is the first such result on compact sub-Riemannian manifolds where the horizontal space has corank greater than one. The proof hinges on the analysis of the quaternionic spherical harmonic decomposition, of which we present an elementary derivation. Read More

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a real semisimple Lie algebra with Iwasawa decomposition $\mathfrak{k} \oplus \mathfrak{a} \oplus \mathfrak{n}$. We show that, except for some explicit exceptional cases, every derivation of the nilpotent subalgebra $\mathfrak{n}$ that preserves its restricted root space decomposition is of the form $\text{ad}( W)$, where $W \in \mathfrak{m}\oplus . Read More

Recent progress in multilinear harmonic analysis naturally raises questions about the local behaviour of the best constant (or bound) in the general Brascamp--Lieb inequality as a function of the underlying linear transformations. In this paper we prove that this constant is continuous, but is not in general differentiable. Read More

The unit sphere $\mathbb{S}$ in $\mathbb{C}^n$ is equipped with the tangential Cauchy-Riemann complex and the associated Laplacian $\Box_b$. We prove a H\"ormander spectral multiplier theorem for $\Box_b$ with critical index $n-1/2$, that is, half the topological dimension of $\mathbb{S}$. Our proof is mainly based on representation theory and on a detailed analysis of the spaces of differential forms on $\mathbb{S}$. Read More

We show that globally defined quasiconformal mappings of rigid Carnot groups are affine, but that globally defined contact mappings of rigid Carnot groups need not be quasiconformal, and a fortiori not affine. Read More

If f is a conformal mapping defined on a connected open subset of a Carnot group G, then either f is the composition of a translation, a dilation and an isometry, or G is the nilpotent Iwasawa component of a real rank 1 simple Lie group S, and f arises from the action of S on G, viewed as an open subset of S/P, where P is a parabolic subgroup of G and NP is open and dense in S. Read More

We prove various Hardy-type and uncertainty inequalities on a stratified Lie group $G$. In particular, we show that the operators $T_\alpha: f \mapsto |.|^{-\alpha} L^{-\alpha/2} f$, where $|. Read More

We show that order-invariant injective maps on the noncompactly causal symmetric space $SO_0 (1,n)/SO_0 (1,n-1)$ belong to $O(1,n)^+$. Read More

We prove a number of results on the geometry associated to the solutions of evolution equations given by first-order differential operators on manifolds. In particular, we consider distance functions associated to a first-order operator, and discuss the associated geometry, which is sometimes surprisingly different to riemannian geometry. Read More

In this paper, we generalise Hardy's uncertainty principle to vector-valued functions, and hence to operators. The principle for operators can be formulated loosely by saying that the kernel of an operator cannot be localised near the diagonal if the spectrum is also localised. Read More

A locally compact group $G$ is said to be weakly amenable if the Fourier algebra $A(G)$ admits completely bounded approximative units. Consider the family of groups $G_n=SL(2,\Bbb R)\ltimes H_n$ where $n\ge 2$, $H_n$ is the $2n+1$ dimensional Heisenberg group and $SL(2,\Bbb R)$ acts via the irreducible representation of dimension $2n$ fixing the center of $H_n$. We show that these groups fail to be weakly amenable. Read More

The purpose of this note is to correct an error in a paper of M. Cowling, G. Fendler and J. Read More