Science in China Series A: Mathematics

, Volume 52, Issue 7, pp 1423–1445

Symmetric jump processes and their heat kernel estimates


DOI: 10.1007/s11425-009-0100-0

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Chen, ZQ. Sci. China Ser. A-Math. (2009) 52: 1423. doi:10.1007/s11425-009-0100-0


We survey the recent development of the DeGiorgi-Nash-Moser-Aronson type theory for a class of symmetric jump processes (or equivalently, a class of symmetric integro-differential operators). We focus on the sharp two-sided estimates for the transition density functions (or heat kernels) of the processes, a priori Hölder estimate and parabolic Harnack inequalities for their parabolic functions. In contrast to the second order elliptic differential operator case, the methods to establish these properties for symmetric integro-differential operators are mainly probabilistic.


symmetric jump process diffusion with jumps pseudo-differential operator Dirichlet form a prior Hölder estimates parabolic Harnack inequality global and Dirichlet heat kernel estimates Lévy system 


60J35 47G30 60J45 31C05 31C25 60J75 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsBeijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingChina

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