Weak mixing directions in non-arithmetic Veech surfaces

Artur Avila, Vincent Delecroix
2016 Journal of The American Mathematical Society  
We show that the billiard in a regular polygon is weak mixing in almost every invariant surface, except in the trivial cases which give rise to lattices in the plane (triangle, square and hexagon). More generally, we study the problem of prevalence of weak mixing for the directional flow in an arbitrary non-arithmetic Veech surface, and show that the Hausdorff dimension of the set of non-weak mixing directions is not full. We also provide a necessary condition, verified for instance by the
more » ... nstance by the Veech surface corresponding to the billiard in the pentagon, for the set of non-weak mixing directions to have positive Hausdorff dimension.
doi:10.1090/jams/856 fatcat:s4oi3mui6rcwrfw5qql5wblhni