## Analysis and Geometry on Configuration Spaces (1997)

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@MISC{Albeverio97analysisand,

author = {S. Albeverio and Yu. G. Kondratiev and M. Röckner},

title = {Analysis and Geometry on Configuration Spaces},

year = {1997}

}

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### Abstract

In this paper foundations are presented to a new systematic approach to analysis and geometry for an important class of infinite dimensional manifolds, namely, configuration spaces. More precisely, a differential geometry is introduced on the configuration space \Gamma X over a Riemannian manifold X. This geometry is "non-flat" even if X = IR d . It is obtained as a natural lifting of the Riemannian structure on X. In particular, a corresponding gradient r \Gamma , divergence div \Gamma , and Laplace-Beltrami operator H \Gamma = \Gammadiv \Gamma r \Gamma are constructed. The associated volume elements, i.e., all measures ¯ on \Gamma X w.r.t. which r \Gamma and div \Gamma become dual operators on L 2 (\Gamma X ; ¯), are identified as exactly the mixed Poisson measures with mean measure equal to a multiple of the volume element dx on X. In particular, all these measures obey an integration by parts formula w.r.t. vector fields on \Gamma X . The corresponding Dirichlet...