# The starred Dixmier conjecture for $A_1$

Research paper by Christian Valqui, Vered Moskowicz

Indexed on: 20 Jan '14Published on: 20 Jan '14Published in: Mathematics - Rings and Algebras

#### Abstract

Let $A_1(K)=K \langle x,y | yx-xy= 1 \rangle$ be the first Weyl algebra over a characteristic zero field $K$ and let $\alpha$ be the exchange involution on $A_1(K)$ given by $\alpha(x)= y$ and $\alpha(y)= x$. The Dixmier conjecture of Dixmier (1968) asks: Is every algebra endomorphism of the Weyl algebra $A_1(K)$ an automorphism? The aim of this paper is to prove that each $\alpha$-endomorphism of $A_1(K)$ is an automorphism. Here an $\alpha$-endomorphism of $A_1(K)$ is an endomorphism which preserves the involution $\alpha$. We also prove an analogue result for the Jacobian conjecture in dimension 2, called $\alpha-JC_2$.