The smoothness of convolutions of zonal measures on compact symmetric spaces

Sanjiv K. Gupta, Kathryn E. Hare

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We prove that for every irreducible, compact symmetric space, Gc/K, of rank r, the convolution of any (2r+1) continuous, K-bi-invariant measures is absolutely continuous with respect to the Haar measure on Gc. We also prove that the convolution of (r+1) continuous, K-invariant measures on the -1 eigenspace in the Cartan decomposition of the Lie algebra of Gc is absolutely continuous with respect to Lebesgue measure. These results are nearly sharp.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)668-678
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 15 2013



  • Absolutely continuous
  • Double coset
  • Symmetric space
  • Zonal measure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics

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