Zaremba's conjecture and growth in groups


Ilya D. Shkredov


Steklov Mathematical Institute, Moscow


Tue, 22/09/2020 - 7:00pm


RC-4082, The Red Centre, UNSW


Zaremba's conjecture belongs to the area of continued fractions. It predicts that for any given positive integer $q$ there is a positive $a$, $a < q$, $(a,q)=1$ such that allĀ  partial quotients $b_j$ in its continued fractions expansion $a/q = 1/b_1+1/b_2 +...+ 1/b_s$ are bounded by five. At the moment the question is widely open although the area has a rich history of works by Korobov, Hensley, Niederreiter, Bourgain and many others. We survey certain results concerning this hypothesis and show how growth in groups helps to solve different relaxations of Zaremba's conjecture. In particular, we show that a deeper hypothesis of Hensley concerning some Cantor-type set with the Hausdorff dimension $>1/2$ takes place for the so-called modular form of Zaremba's conjecture.

This talk is part of the online Number Theory Web Seminar, and will be streamed live on Zoom.

To attend the talks, registration is necessary. To register please visit our website

Registered users will receive an email before each talk with a link to the Zoom meeting.

Mike Bennett (University of British Columbia)
Philipp Habegger (University of Basel)
Alina Ostafe (UNSW Sydney)

School Seminar Series: