On the quasi-isometric and bi-Lipschitz classification of 3D Riemannian Lie groups
Fässler, Katrin; Le Donne, Enrico (2020). On the quasi-isometric and bi-Lipschitz classification of 3D Riemannian Lie groups. Geometriae Dedicata, Early online. DOI: 10.1007/s10711-020-00532-8
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This note is concerned with the geometric classification of connected Lie groups of dimension three or less, endowed with left-invariant Riemannian metrics. On the one hand, assembling results from the literature, we give a review of the complete classification of such groups up to quasi-isometries and we compare the quasi-isometric classification with the bi-Lipschitz classification. On the other hand, we study the problem whether two quasi-isometrically equivalent Lie groups may be made isometric if equipped with suitable left-invariant Riemannian metrics. We show that this is the case for three-dimensional simply connected groups, but it is not true in general for multiply connected groups. The counterexample also demonstrates that ‘may be made isometric’ is not a transitive relation.
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Related funder(s)European Commission; Academy of Finland
Funding program(s)Research post as Academy Research Fellow, AoF
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