Contact Lie Poset Algebras

  • Vincent E. Coll Jr.
  • Nicholas W. Mayers
  • Nicholas Russoniello


We provide a combinatorial recipe for constructing all posets of height at most two for which the corresponding type-A Lie poset algebra is contact. In the case that such posets are connected, a discrete Morse theory argument establishes that the posets' simplicial realizations are contractible. It follows from a cohomological result of Coll and Gerstenhaber on Lie semi-direct products that the corresponding contact Lie algebras are absolutely rigid.

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