The realification of the (2n+1)-dimensional complex Heisenberg Lie algebra is a (4n+2)-dimensional real nilpotent Lie algebra with a 2-dimensional commutator ideal coinciding with the centre, and admitting the compact algebra sp(n) of derivations. We investigate, in general, whether a real nilpotent Lie algebra with 2-dimensional commutator ideal coinciding with the centre admits a compact Lie algebra of derivations. This also gives us the occasion to revisit a series of classic results, with the expressed aim of attracting the interest of a broader audience.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||DIFFERENTIAL GEOMETRY AND ITS APPLICATIONS|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|