Proceedings - Mathematical Sciences

, Volume 121, Issue 1, pp 77–81 | Cite as

Lacunary Fourier series and a qualitative uncertainty principle for compact Lie groups

  • E K NARAYANANEmail author


We define lacunary Fourier series on a compact connected semisimple Lie group G. If f ∈ L 1(G) has lacunary Fourier series and f vanishes on a non empty open subset of G, then we prove that f vanishes identically. This result can be viewed as a qualitative uncertainty principle.


Lacunary Fourier series; uncertainty principles; Weyl’s character formula. 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

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