23-27 June 2014
Université Lille 1
Europe/Paris timezone

Generalised Fourier coefficients of multiplicative functions

23 Jun 2014, 11:30
Salle de réunions (Université Lille 1)

Salle de réunions

Université Lille 1

U.M.R. CNRS 8524 U.F.R. de Mathématiques 59 655 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cédex
Analytic-Additive Number Theory Analytic-Additive Number Theory


Lilian Matthiesen (Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu)


The aim of this talk is to explain a strategy that allows us to bound the Fourier coefficients of a large class of not necessarily bounded multiplicative functions. The interest in this result lies in the fact that the strategy can be adapted to show that these multiplicative functions give rise to functions that are orthogonal to linear nilsequences when applying a `W-trick'. This, in turn, provides one of two necessary steps for an application of the Green--Tao methods, which can be employed to asymptotically evaluate linear correlations of these multiplicative functions. Such correlations appear naturally in many arithmetic problems.

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