Geometric Hardy and Hardy-Sobolev inequalities on Heisenberg groups

Michael Ruzhansky, Bolys Sabitbek, Durvudkhan Suragan

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In this paper, we present geometric Hardy inequalities for the sub-Laplacian in half-spaces of stratified groups. As a consequence, we obtain the following geometric Hardy inequality in a half-space of the Heisenberg group with a sharp constant: Hu|pdζ ≥ p - 1 pp (ζ)p dist(ζ+)p|u|pdζ,p > 1, which solves a conjecture in the paper [S. Larson, Geometric Hardy inequalities for the sub-elliptic Laplacian on convex domain in the Heisenberg group, Bull. Math. Sci. 6 (2016) 335-352]. Here, (ζ) =i=1n(X i(ζ),ν)2 + (Y i(ζ),ν)21 2 is the angle function. Also, we obtain a version of the Hardy-Sobolev inequality in a half-space of the Heisenberg group: -p - 1 pp (ζ)p dist(ζ)p|u|pdζ1 p ≥ C +|u|pdζ 1 p, where dist(ζ, +) is the Euclidean distance to the boundary, p:= Qp/(Q - p), and 2 ≤ p < Q. For p = 2, this gives the Hardy-Sobolev-Maz'ya inequality on the Heisenberg group.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2050016
JournalBulletin of Mathematical Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020


  • geometric Hardy inequality
  • half-space
  • Heisenberg group
  • sharp constant
  • Stratified groups

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics


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