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Harmonic Analysis Seminar: Products of simplices in sets of positive upper density of R^d February 22, 2017 (02:00 PM PST - 03:00 PM PST)
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Location: MSRI: Simons Auditorium
Speaker(s) Akos Magyar (University of Georgia)
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A problem of geometric Ramsey theory is to find an isometric copy of all large dilates of a given finite point configuration in sets of positive upper density.  A result of this type was obtained by Katznelson and Weiss, namely that sets of positive upper density of R^d  contain all large distances. This was generalised by Bourgain to show that such sets contain isometric copies of all large dilates of a given simplex. We extend these results to show that above phenomena holds for k-dimensional rectangles and more generally for direct products of simplices. 

The main tool is an adaptation to of the so-called regularity lemma (and its extension to hypergraphs) to the continuous settings with respect to certain norms controlling such configurations.

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