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Volume 36, Issue 3, 2000, pp. 337–383
DOI: 10.2977/prims/1195142951

Published online: 2000-06-30

Real Forms of the Radon–Penrose Transform

Andrea D'Agnolo[1] and Corrado Marastoni[2]

(1) Università di Padova, Italy
(2) Università di Padova, Italy

The complex Radon correspondence relates an n-dimensional projective space with the Grassmarm manifold of its p-dimensional planes. This is the geometric background of the Radon–Penrose transform, which intertwines cohomology classes of homogeneous line bundles with holomorphic solutions to the generalized massless field equations. A good framework to deal with such problems is provided by the recently developed theory of integral transforms for sheaves and D-modules. In particular, an adjunction formula describes the range of transforms acting on general function spaces, associated with constructible sheaves.

The linear group SL(n + 1,C) naturally acts on the Radon correspondence. A distinguished family of function spaces is then the one associated with locally constant sheaves along the closed orbits of the real forms of SL(n + 1,C). In this paper, we systematically apply the above-mentioned adjunction formula to such function spaces. We thus obtain in a unified manner several results concerning the complex, conformal, or real Radon transforms.

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D'Agnolo Andrea, Marastoni Corrado: Real Forms of the Radon–Penrose Transform. Publ. Res. Inst. Math. Sci. 36 (2000), 337-383. doi: 10.2977/prims/1195142951