Revista Matemática Iberoamericana


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Published online first: 2019-12-17
DOI: 10.4171/rmi/1135

Equidistribution of toral eigenfunctions along hypersurfaces

Hamid Hezari[1] and Gabriel Rivière[2]

(1) University of California, Irvine, USA
(2) Université de Nantes, France

We prove a new quantum variance estimate for toral eigenfunctions. As an application, we show that, given any orthonormal basis of toral eigenfunctions and any smooth embedded hypersurface with nonvanishing principal curvatures, there exists a density one subsequence of eigenfunctions that equidistribute along the hypersurface. This is an analogue of the Quantum Ergodic Restriction theorems in the case of the flat torus, which in particular verifies the Bourgain–Rudnick’s conjecture on $L^2$-restriction estimates for a density one subsequence of eigenfunctions in any dimension. Using our quantum variance estimates, we also obtain equidistribution of eigenfunctions against measures whose supports have Fourier dimension larger than $d − 2$. In the end, we also describe a few quantitative results specific to dimension 2.

Keywords: Laplace eigenfunctions, $L^2$-restriction estimates, harmonic analysis on the torus, quantum ergodicity restriction, lattice points

Hezari Hamid, Rivière Gabriel: Equidistribution of toral eigenfunctions along hypersurfaces. Rev. Mat. Iberoam. Electronically published on December 17, 2019. doi: 10.4171/rmi/1135 (to appear in print)