René Rühr

Expander graph: x connects to x+1 and 1/x modulo a prime number p.

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René Rühr
Department of Mathematics
Haifa, Israel
Amado building. Room: 713

Short CV

Post Doc Technion. Since 2018.
Funded by the ERC Starter grant of Uri Shapira
Post Doc Tel Aviv University. 2015-2018.
Funded by ERC grant of Barak Weiss and an early-post doc stipendium of the Swiss National Science Foundation
PhD in Mathematics at ETH Zürich. 2011-2015.
Doctoral thesis: Some applications of effective unipotent dynamics. Supervised by Manfred Einsiedler.
Bsc & Msc in Mathematics at ETH Zürich. 2007-2011.
Master thesis: Weak bounds on the asymptotics of the discrete spectrum of ∆ on H/Γ. Supervised by Manfred Einsiedler and Uri Shapira.


My research is accessible via and ranked on Google Scholar.

Metric Diophantine approximation with congruence conditions. Erez Nesharim, Rene Rühr, Ronggang Shi.
International Journal of Number Theory. Accepted.
We prove a version of the Khinchine--Groshev theorem for Diophantine approximation of matrices subject to a congruence condition. The proof relies on an extension of the Dani correspondence to the quotient by a congruence subgroup. This correspondence together with a multiple ergodic theorem are used to study rational approximations in several congruence classes simultaneously. The result in this part holds in the generality of weighted approximation but is restricted to simple approximation functions.
A Convexity Criterion for Unique Ergodicity of Interval Exchange Transformations. Rene Rühr.
Moscow Journal of Combinatorics and Number Theory. 2020
A criterion for unique ergodicity for points of a curve in the space of interval exchange transformation is given.
arxiv journal
Effective counting on translation surfaces. Amos Nevo, Rene Rühr, Barak Weiss.
Advances of Mathematics. 2020
We prove an effective version of a celebrated result of Eskin and Masur: for any SL2(R)-invariant locus L of translation surfaces, there exists κ>0, such that for almost every translation surface in L, the number of saddle connections with holonomy vector of length at most T, grows like cT2+O(T2−κ). We also provide effective versions of counting in sectors and in ellipses.
arxiv journal
Counting saddle connections in a homology class modulo q. Michael Magee, Rene Rühr.
Journal of Modern Dynamics. 2019
We give effective estimates for the number of saddle connections on a translation surface that have length ≤L and are in a prescribed homology class modulo q. Our estimates apply to almost all translation surfaces in a stratum of the moduli space of translation surfaces, with respect to the Masur-Veech measure on the stratum. Contains an appendix written by Rodolfo Gutiérrez Romo
arxiv journal
Distribution of shapes of orthogonal lattices. Manfred Einsiedler, Rene Rühr, Philipp Wirth.
Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems. 2019
It was recently shown by Aka, Einsiedler and Shapira that if d>2, the set of primitive vectors on large spheres when projected to the d-1-dimensional sphere coupled with the shape of the lattice in their orthogonal complement equidistribute in the product space of the sphere with the space of shapes of d-1-dimensional lattices. Specifically, for d=3,4,5 some congruence conditions are assumed. By using recent advances in the theory of unipotent flows, we effectivize the dynamical proof to remove those conditions for d=4,5. It also follows that equidistribution takes place with a polynomial error term with respect to the length of the primitive points.
arxiv journal
Effectivity of uniqueness of the maximal entropy measure on p-adic homogeneous spaces. Rene Rühr.
Ergodic Theory and Dynamical Systems. 2016
We consider the dynamical system given by a diagonalizable element a of a closed linear unimodular algebraic subgroup G of the special linear group over the p-adic numbers acting by translation on a finite volume quotient X. Assuming that this action is exponentially mixing (e.g. if G is simple) we give an effective version (in terms of K-finite vectors of the regular representation) of the following statement: If μ is an a-invariant probability measure with measure-theoretical entropy close to the topological entropy of a then μ is close to the unique G-invariant probability measure of X.
arxiv journal


Here is a lecture of mine on the asymptotics of saddle connections on translation surfaces: Video BIRS. Describes joint work with Claire Burrin, Barak Weiss, Amos Nevo and Michael Magee.
And here you find a lecture about cut-and-project quasicrystals: Video ICTS. Describes joint work with Barak Weiss and Yotam Smilansky.


2017 Expander graphs.

2020 Entropy.