Dynamical Systems Seminar

Title: Multiple recurrence for two commuting transformations
Speaker: Qing Chu
Speaker Info: University of Marne la Vallee
Brief Description:
Special Note:

A quantitative version of Poincaré's Recurrence Theorem is Khintchine's Recurrence Theorem, which states that if A is a set of positive measure, then for every epsilon>0, the set {n: \mu(A\cap T^{-n} A)>\mu(A)^2-\epsilon\} has bounded gaps.

Furstenberg proved a Multiple Recurrence Theorem, soon after, he and Katznelson generalized this result to commuting transformations. One question is whether there exist an analogous quantitative version of Furstenberg's Theorem, and furthermore a quantitative version of Furstenberg and Katznelson's Theorem. Bergelson, Host and Kra gave a comprehensive answer to the first question.

In this talk, we focus on the systems endowed with two commuting transformations. We show a result similar but not identical to that of Bergelson, Host and Kra. One important tool for the proof is the machinery of "magic systems" established by B. Host, we discuss how it is used in the proof.

Date: Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Time: 3:00pm
Where: Lunt 105
Contact Person: Prof. Bryna Kra
Contact email: kra@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-5567
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