# The Obata first eigenvalue theorems on a seven dimensional quaternionic contact manifold

31 Dec 2020  ·  Abdelrahman Mohamed, Dimiter Vassilev ·

We show that a compact quaternionic contact manifold of dimension seven that satisfies a Lichnerowicz-type lower Ricci-type bound and has the $P$-function of any eigenfunction of the sub-Laplacian non-negative achieves its smallest possible eigenvalue only if the structure is qc-Einstein. In particular, under the stated conditions, the lowest eigenvalue is achieved if and only if the manifold is qc-equivalent to the standard $3$-Sasakian sphere.

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