Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

A. Baldi - G. Citti - G. Cupini

Schauder estimates at the boundary for sub-laplacians in Carnot groups

created by citti on 11 Oct 2016
modified by cupini on 26 Sep 2019


Accepted Paper

Inserted: 11 oct 2016
Last Updated: 26 sep 2019

Journal: Calc. Var. Partial Differential Equations
Year: 2019


In this paper we prove Schauder estimates at the boundary for sub-Laplacian type operators in Carnot groups. While internal Schauder estimates have been deeply studied, up to now subriemannian estimates at the boundary are known only in the Heisenberg groups. The proof of these estimates in the Heisenberg setting, due to Jerison is based on the Fourier transform technique and can not be repeated in general Lie groups. After the result of Jerison no new contribution to the boundary problem has been provided. In this paper we introduce a new approach, which allows to built a Poisson kernel starting from the fundamental solution, from which we deduce the Schauder estimates at non characteristic boundary points.

Keywords: Carnot groups, SubRiemannian geometry, Schauder estimates at the boundary, Poisson kernel