We establish geometric inequalities in the sub-Riemannian setting of the Heisenberg group Hn. Our results include a natural sub-Riemannian version of the celebrated curvature-dimension condition of Lott–Villani and Sturm and also a geodesic version of the Borell–Brascamp–Lieb inequality akin to the one obtained by Cordero-Erausquin, McCann and Schmuckenschläger. The latter statement implies sub-Riemannian versions of the geodesic Prékopa–Leindler and Brunn–Minkowski inequalities. The proofs are based on optimal mass transportation and Riemannian approximation of Hn developed by Ambrosio and Rigot. These results refute a general point of view, according to which no geometric inequalities can be derived by optimal mass transportation on singular spaces.
|Journal||Calculus of Variations and Partial Differential Equations|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1 2018|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Mathematics