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Closest integer polynomial multiple recurrence along shifted primes

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 September 2016

The Ohio State University, Department of Mathematics, 100 Math Tower, 231 West 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210-1174, USA email


Following an approach presented by Frantzikinakis et al [The polynomial multidimensional Szemerédi theorem along shifted primes. Israel J. Math.194(1) (2013), 331–348], we show that the parameters in the multidimensional Szemerédi theorem for closest integer polynomials have non-empty intersection with the set of shifted primes $\mathbb{P}-1$ (or, similarly, of $\mathbb{P}+1$). Using the Furstenberg correspondence principle, we show this result by recasting it as a polynomial multiple recurrence result in measure ergodic theory. Furthermore, we obtain integer part polynomial convergence results by the same method, which is a transference principle that enables one to deduce results for $\mathbb{Z}$-actions from results for flows. We also give some applications of our approach to Gowers uniform sets.

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