Probability Theory and Related Fields

, Volume 101, Issue 2, pp 277–289

L2-lower bounds for a special class of random walks


  • Ursula Porod
    • Department of MathematicsThe Johns Hopkins University

DOI: 10.1007/BF01375829

Cite this article as:
Porod, U. Probab. Th. Rel. Fields (1995) 101: 277. doi:10.1007/BF01375829


We investigate theL2-speed of convergence to stationarity for a certain class of random walks on a compact connected Lie group. We give a lower bound on the number of stepsk necessary such that thek-fold convolution power of the original step distribution has anL2-density. Our method uses work by Heckman on the asymptotics of multiplicities along a ray of representations. Several examples are presented.

Mathematics Subject Classification


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