@article{7389,
abstract = {Recently Kloeckner described the structure of the isometry group of the quadratic Wasserstein space W_2(R^n). It turned out that the case of the real line is exceptional in the sense that there exists an exotic isometry flow. Following this line of investigation, we compute Isom(W_p(R)), the isometry group of the Wasserstein space
W_p(R) for all p \in [1,\infty) \setminus {2}. We show that W_2(R) is also exceptional regarding the
parameter p: W_p(R) is isometrically rigid if and only if p is not equal to 2. Regarding the underlying
space, we prove that the exceptionality of p = 2 disappears if we replace R by the compact
interval [0,1]. Surprisingly, in that case, W_p([0,1]) is isometrically rigid if and only if
p is not equal to 1. Moreover, W_1([0,1]) admits isometries that split mass, and Isom(W_1([0,1]))
cannot be embedded into Isom(W_1(R)).},
author = {Geher, Gyorgy Pal and Titkos, Tamas and Virosztek, Daniel},
issn = {10886850},
journal = {Transactions of the American Mathematical Society},
keywords = {Wasserstein space, isometric embeddings, isometric rigidity, exotic isometry flow},
number = {8},
pages = {5855--5883},
publisher = {American Mathematical Society},
title = {{Isometric study of Wasserstein spaces - the real line}},
doi = {10.1090/tran/8113},
volume = {373},
year = {2020},
}