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BGU Probability and Ergodic Theory (PET) seminar

SEMINAR POSTPONED TO APRIL 20th: Mixing sequences for non-mixing locally compact Abelian groups actions

Feb 23, 11:10—12:00, 2023, -101


El Houcein El Abdalaoui (CNRS-Université de Rouen)


Mixing is an important spectral property of dynamical systems and it can be described concretely. But, “In general a measure preserving transformation is” only “mixing” along a sequence of density one, by the Rhoklin-Halmos theorem. On the other hand, mixing on some sequences implies mixing. Formally, the mixing can be defined by demanding that the ergodic averages along any increasing sequence converge in mean, thanks to the Blum-Hanson theorem. In my talk, I will present my recent joint contribution with Terry Adams to Bergelson’s question asked online during the Lille conference 2021: Does mixing on the squares imply mixing? We first obtain a characterization of a sequence for which mixing on it implies mixing. We further establish that there are non-mixing maps that are mixing on appropriate sequences. We extend also our results to the group action with the help of the Host-Parreau characterization of the set of continuity from Harmonic Analysis. We further extended our result to the Real line action. As a open question, we ask pour extension our our result to the case of non-commutative case and specially Heisenberg group action.

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