Preprint 53/2008

On hypoellipticity of generators of Lévy processes

Helmut Abels and Ryad Husseini

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Submission date: 14. Aug. 2008
Pages: 14
published in: Arkiv för matematik, 48 (2010) 2, p. 231-242 
DOI number (of the published article): 10.1007/s11512-009-0099-z
MSC-Numbers: 35H10, 35S99, 47G20, 47G30, 60J75
Keywords and phrases: L\'evy processes, L\'evy measures, hypoelliptic, convolution operators, integro-differential operators
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We give a sufficient condition on a Lévy measure formula5 which ensures that the generator L of the corresponding pure jump Lévy process is (locally) hypoelliptic, i.e., the singular support of u is contained in the singular support of Lu for all admissible u. In particular, we assume that formula5 is smooth away from the origin. We also show that this condition is necessary provided that the support of formula5 is compact.

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