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2017 Publications

Planck-scale mass equidistribution of toral Laplace eigenfunctions
(with Igor Wigman)
Communications in Mathematical Physics 355 (2017) 767-802

We study the small scale distribution of the L^2-mass of eigenfunctions of the Laplacian on the the two-dimensional flat torus. Given an orthonormal basis of eigenfunctions, Lester and Rudnick showed the existence of a density one subsequence whose L^2-mass equidistributes more-or-less down to the Planck scale. We give a more precise version of their result showing equidistribution holds down to a small power of log above Planck scale, and also showing that the L^2-mass fails to equidistribute at a slightly smaller power of log above the Planck scale. This article rests on a number of results about the proximity of lattice points on circles, much of it based on foundational work of Javier Cilleruelo.

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Squares in arithmetic progressions and infinitely many primes
American Mathematical Monthly 124 (2017) 951-954

In this Monthly note, we use Van der Waerden's Theorem and Fermat's Theorem on four squares in an arithmetic progression to prove that there are infinitely many primes.

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Smooth-supported multiplicative functions in arithmetic progressions beyond the \( x^{1/2}\)-barrier
(with Sary Drappeau and Xuancheng (Fernando) Shao)
Mathematika 63 (2017) 895-918

We show that smooth-supported multiplicative functions \( f\) are well-distributed in arithmetic progressions \( a_1a_2^{-1} \pmod q\) on average over moduli \( q\leq x^{3/5-\varepsilon}\) with \( (q,a_1a_2)=1\) . This extends our results in Bombieri-Vinogradov for multiplicative functions, and beyond the \( x^{1/2}\)-barrier (with Fernando Shao).

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A panopoly of proofs that there are infinitely many primes
London Mathematical Society newsletter 472 (2017) 23-27

There are many different ways to prove that there are infinitely many primes. I will highlight a few of my favourites, selected so as to involve a rich variety of mathematical ideas.

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