For a subset A of a finite dimensional vector space over a finite field, It is known that 2A-2A must contain a subgroup of density that is quasi-polynomial in the density of A. We show an analogue result for the special linear group over a finite field, except we achieve a polynomial density for the subgroup. The main tool used is a new hyper-contractive estimate for the special linear group, that has origins in the study of 2-to-2 games.

Joint work with Shai Evra and Noam Lifshitz

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