
Journal of Lie Theory 29 (2019), No. 1, 089093 Copyright Heldermann Verlag 2019 Discrete Subgroups of a Locally Compact Group with Jointly Discrete Chabauty Neighborhoods Hatem Hamrouni Faculty of Sciences at Sfax, Department of Mathematics, Sfax University, 3000 Sfax, Tunisia hatemhhamrouni@gmail.com Abdellatif Omri Faculty of Sciences at Sfax, Department of Mathematics, Sfax University, 3000 Sfax, Tunisia omri abdellatif@yahoo.fr [Abstractpdf] \newcommand{\cg}[1]{{\mathcal{S\hskip.4pt U\hskip.9pt B}}\hskip.6pt\left(#1\right)} Let $G$ be a locally compact group. We denote by $\cg{G}$ the space of closed subgroups of $G$ equipped with the \textit{Chabauty topology}. A discrete subgroup $\Gamma$ of $G$ is said to admit a \textit{jointly discrete Chabauty neighborhood} if there exists an identity neighborhood $U$ in $G$ and an open neighborhood $\Omega$ of $\Gamma$ in $\cg{G}$ such that every closed subgroup $L\in \Omega$ satisfies $L\cap U=\{e\}$. Recently, T.\,Gelander and A.\,Levit proved that every lattice in a semisimple analytic group admits a jointly discrete Chabauty neighborhood. In this paper, we prove that $G$ is a Lie group if and only if the trivial subgroup $\{e\}$ admits a jointly discrete Chabauty neighborhood, if and only if every discrete subgroup of $G$ admits a jointly discrete Chabauty neighborhood. Keywords: Locally compact group, Lie group, proLie group, discrete subgroup, Chabauty topology, jointly discrete Chabauty neighborhood. MSC: 22D05, 54B20, 22E40 [ Fulltextpdf (77 KB)] for subscribers only. 