Variations on topological recurrence

Bernard Host, Bryna Kra*, Alejandro Maass

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Recurrence properties of systems and associated sets of integers that suffice for recurrence are classical objects in topological dynamics. We describe relations between recurrence in different sorts of systems, study ways to formulate finite versions of recurrence, and describe connections to combinatorial problems. In particular, we show that sets of Bohr recurrence (meaning sets of recurrence for rotations) suffice for recurrence in nilsystems. Additionally, we prove an extension of this property for multiple recurrence in affine systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-89
Number of pages33
JournalMonatshefte fur Mathematik
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Multiple recurrence
  • Nilsystem
  • Recurrence
  • Topological dynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)

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