Institute of Mathematics


Modul:   MAT760  Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems Seminar

Linear repetitivity in polytopal cut and project sets (e-seminar)

Talk by Dr. Henna Koivusalo

Date: 12.10.20  Time: 15.00 - 16.15  Room: Y27H28

Cut and project sets are aperiodic point patterns obtained by projecting an irrational slice of the integer lattice to a subspace. One way of classifying aperiodic sets is to study the number and repetition of finite patterns. From this perspective, sets with patterns repeating linearly often, called linearly repetitive sets, can be viewed as the most ordered aperiodic sets. Repetitivity of a cut and project set depends on the slope and shape of the irrational slice. The cross-section of the slice is known as the window. In an earlier work, joint with Haynes and Walton, we showed that for cut and project sets with a cube window, linear repetitivity holds if and only if the following two conditions are satisfied: (i) the cut and project set has minimal number of different finite patterns (minimal complexity), and (ii) the irrational slope satisfies a certain Diophantine condition (badly approximable condition). In a new joint work with Jamie Walton, we give a generalisation of this result to all polytopal windows satisfying a mild geometric condition. A key step in the proof is a decomposition of the cut and project scheme, which allows us to make sense of condition (ii) for general polytopal windows.