# Valentina Casarino

## Publications Authored By Valentina Casarino

We prove a sharp multiplier theorem of Mihlin-H\"ormander type for the Grushin operator on the unit sphere in $\mathbb{R}^3$, and a corresponding boundedness result for the associated Bochner-Riesz means. The proof hinges on precise pointwise bounds for spherical harmonics. Read More

Consider a normal Ornstein--Uhlenbeck semigroup in $\Bbb{R}^n$, whose covariance is given by a positive definite matrix. The drift matrix is assumed to have eigenvalues only in the left half-plane. We prove that the associated maximal operator is of weak type $(1,1)$ with respect to the invariant measure. Read More

Let $G$ be the free two step nilpotent Lie group on three generators and let $L$ be a sub-Laplacian on it. We compute the spectral resolution of $L$ and prove that the operators arising from this decomposition enjoy a Tomas-Stein type estimate. 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

In the spirit of an earlier result of M\"uller on the Heisenberg group we prove a restriction theorem on a certain class of two step nilpotent Lie groups. Our result extends that of M\"uller also in the framework of the Heisenberg group. Read More

We study the nonlinear Schr\"odinger equation associated with the sublaplacian L on the unit sphere $S^{2n+1}$ in $C^{n+1}$ equipped with its natural CR structure. We first prove Strichartz estimates with fractional loss of derivatives for the solutions of the free Schr\"odinger equation and we then deduce some local in time well-posedness results. Our results are stated in terms of certain Sobolev-type spaces, that measure the regularity of functions on $S^2n+1$ differently according to their spectral localization. Read More

We establish $L^p$-boundedness for a class of operators that are given by convolution with product kernels adapted to curves in the space. The $L^p$ bounds follow from the decomposition of the adapted kernel into a sum of two kernels with sigularities concentrated respectively on a coordinate plane and along the curve. The proof of the $L^p$-estimates for the two corresponding operators involves Fourier analysis techniques and some algebraic tools, namely the Bernstein-Sato polynomials. Read More

In this paper we study the L^p-convergence of the Riesz means for the sublaplacian on the sphere S^{2n-1} in the complex n-dimensional space C^n. We show that the Riesz means of order delta of a function f converge to f in L^p(S^{2n-1}) when delta>delta(p):=(2n-1)|1\2-1\p|. The index delta(p) improves the one found by Alexopoulos and Lohoue', $2n|1\2-1\p|$, and it coincides with the one found by Mauceri and, with different methods, by Mueller in the case of sublaplacian on the Heisenberg group. Read More

By using the notion of contraction of Lie groups, we transfer $L^p-L^2$ estimates for joint spectral projectors from the unit complex sphere $\sfera$ in ${{\mathbb{C}}}^{n+1}$ to the reduced Heisenberg group $h^{n}$. In particular, we deduce some estimates recently obtained by H. Koch and F. Read More