Patterns of Primes in Arithmetic Progressions



After the proof of Zhang about the existence of infinitely many bounded gaps between consecutive primes the author showed the existence of a bounded d such that there are arbitrarily long arithmetic progressions of primes with the property that p = p + d is the prime following p for each element of the progression. This was a common generalization of the results of Zhang and Green-Tao. In the present work it is shown that for every m we have a bounded m-tuple of primes such that this configuration (i.e. the integer translates of this m-tuple) appear as arbitrarily long arithmetic progressions in the sequence of all primes. In fact we show that this is true for a positive proportion of all m-tuples. This is a common generalization of the celebrated works of Green-Tao and Maynard/Tao.



The author thanks to the referee for his valuable suggestions. The author was supported by National Research, Development and Innovation Office, NKFIH, OTKA NK 104181, K100291 and ERC-AdG. 321104.


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  1. 1.Alfréd Rényi Institute of MathematicsHungarian Academy of SciencesBudapestHungary

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