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Reflection Negative Kernels and Fractional Brownian Motion

Department of Mathematics, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
Department Mathematik, FAU Erlangen–Nürnberg, Cauerstrasse 11, 91058-Erlangen, Germany
Department of Mathematics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
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Symmetry 2018, 10(6), 191;
Received: 7 May 2018 / Revised: 20 May 2018 / Accepted: 20 May 2018 / Published: 1 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mathematical Physics and Symmetry)
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In this article we study the connection of fractional Brownian motion, representation theory and reflection positivity in quantum physics. We introduce and study reflection positivity for affine isometric actions of a Lie group on a Hilbert space E and show in particular that fractional Brownian motion for Hurst index 0 < H 1 / 2 is reflection positive and leads via reflection positivity to an infinite dimensional Hilbert space if 0 < H < 1 / 2 . We also study projective invariance of fractional Brownian motion and relate this to the complementary series representations of GL 2 ( R ) . We relate this to a measure preserving action on a Gaussian L 2 -Hilbert space L 2 ( E ) . View Full-Text
Keywords: fractional brownian motion; reflection positivity; reflection negative kernels; representations of S L 2 ( R ) fractional brownian motion; reflection positivity; reflection negative kernels; representations of S L 2 ( R )
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Jorgensen, P.E.T.; Neeb, K.-H.; Ólafsson, G. Reflection Negative Kernels and Fractional Brownian Motion. Symmetry 2018, 10, 191.

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