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**Inserted:** 22 apr 2024

**Last Updated:** 22 apr 2024

**Year:** 2024

**Abstract:**

Given an abstract Wiener space $(X,\gamma,H)$, we consider an open set $O\subseteq X$ which satisfies certain smoothness and mean-curvature conditions. We prove that the rescaled resolvent operator associated to the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck operator with homogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions on $O$ is gradient contractive in $L^p(X,\gamma)$ for every $p\in(1,\infty)$. This is the Gaussian counterpart of an analogous result for the rescaled resolvent operator associated to the Laplace operator $\Delta$ in $L^p$ with respect to the Lebesgue measure, $p\in[1,\infty)$, with homogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions on a bounded convex open set $O\subseteq \mathbb R^n$.

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