A nonabelian Brunn-Minkowski inequality

2 November 2021
Yifan Jing

Henstock and Macbeath asked in 1953 whether the Brunn-Minkowski inequality can be generalized to nonabelian locally compact groups; questions in the same line were also asked by Hrushovski, McCrudden, and Tao. We obtain here such an inequality and prove that it is sharp for helix-free locally compact groups, which includes real linear algebraic groups, Nash groups, semisimple Lie groups with finite center, solvable Lie groups, etc. If time allows I will also discuss some applications of this result. (Joint with Chieu-Minh Tran and Ruixiang Zhang)

  • Combinatorial Theory Seminar