Mathematics

Averages of long Dirichlet polynomials with modular coefficients

Speaker: 
Alessandro Fazzari
Date: 
Fri, Jul 29, 2022
Location: 
PIMS, University of Northern British Columbia
Conference: 
Moments of L-functions Workshop
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We study the moments of $L$-functions associated with primitive cusp forms, in the weight aspect. In particular, we present recent joint work with Brian Conrey, where we obtain an asymptotic formula for the twisted $r$-th moment of a long Dirichlet polynomial approximation of such $L$-functions. This result, which is conditional on the Generalized Lindel\"of Hypothesis, agrees with the prediction of the recipe by Conrey, Farmer, Keating, Rubinstein and Snaith.

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Local statistics for zeros of Artin--Schreier $L$-functions

Speaker: 
Alexei Entin
Date: 
Fri, Jul 29, 2022
Location: 
PIMS, University of Northern British Columbia
Conference: 
Moments of L-functions Workshop
Abstract: 

We discuss the local statistics of zeros of $L$-functions attached to Artin--Scheier curves over finite fields, that is, curves defined by equations of the form $y^p-y=f(x)$, where $f$ is a rational function with coefficients in $F_q$ ($q$ a power of~$p$).
We consider three families of Artin--Schreier $L$-functions: the ordinary, polynomial (the $p$-rank $0$ stratum) and odd-polynomial families.
We present recent results on the $1$-level zero-density of the first and third families and the $2$-level density of the second family, for test functions with Fourier transform supported in suitable intervals. In each case we obtain agreement with a unitary or symplectic random matrix model.

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Moments of $L$-functions in the world of number field counting

Speaker: 
Brandon Alberts
Date: 
Fri, Jul 29, 2022
Location: 
PIMS, University of Northern British Columbia
Conference: 
Moments of L-functions Workshop
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We discuss some appearances of $L$-function moments in number field counting problems, with a particular focus on counting abelian extensions of number fields with restricted ramification.

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The eighth moment of the Riemann zeta function

Speaker: 
Quanli Shen
Date: 
Fri, Jul 29, 2022
Location: 
PIMS, University of Northern British Columbia
Conference: 
Moments of L-functions Workshop
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I will talk about recent work joint with Nathan Ng and Peng-Jie Wong. We established an asymptotic formula for the eighth moment of the Riemann zeta function, assuming the Riemann hypothesis and a quaternary additive divisor conjecture.

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Geodesic restrictions of Maass forms and moments of Hecke $L$-functions

Speaker: 
Peter Humphries
Date: 
Thu, Jul 28, 2022
Location: 
PIMS, University of Northern British Columbia
Conference: 
Moments of L-functions Workshop
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How large are the $L^2$-restrictions of automorphic forms to closed geodesics? I will discuss how this problem can be shown to be equivalent to proving bounds for certain weighted moments of Hecke $L$-functions, and how the lattice structure of the ring of integers of real quadratic numbers fields can be exploited to obtain essentially optimal upper bounds for these weighted moments.

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Twisted first moment of $GL(3)\times GL(2)$ $L$-function

Speaker: 
Jakob Streipel
Date: 
Thu, Jul 28, 2022
Location: 
PIMS, University of Northern British Columbia
Conference: 
Moments of L-functions Workshop
Abstract: 

We compute a first moment of $GL(3)\times GL(2)$ $L$-functions twisted by a $GL(2)$ Hecke eigenvalue at a prime. We talk about the ideas behind the proof, ways in which it can be generalised or extended, and obstacles for doing so in other directions. We also talk a bit about why such moments are interesting, briefly discussing some applications.

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Moments and periods for $GL(3)$

Speaker: 
Chung-Hang Kwan
Date: 
Thu, Jul 28, 2022
Location: 
PIMS, University of Northern British Columbia
Conference: 
Moments of L-functions Workshop
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The celebrated Motohashi phenomenon concerns the duality between the fourth moment of the Riemann zeta function and the cubic moment of automorphic $L$-functions of $GL(2)$. Apart from its structural elegance, such a duality plays a very important role in various moment problems. In this talk, we will discuss the generalized Motohashi phenomena for the group $GL(3)$ through the lenses of period integrals and the method of unfolding. As a consequence, the Kuznetsov and the Voronoi formulae are not needed in our argument.

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Double square moments and bounds for resonance sums for cusp forms

Speaker: 
Praneel Samanta
Date: 
Thu, Jul 28, 2022
Location: 
PIMS, University of Northern British Columbia
Conference: 
Moments of L-functions Workshop
Abstract: 

Let $f$ and $g$ be holomorphic cusp forms for the modular group $SL_2(\mathbb Z)$ of weight $k_1$ and $k_2$ with
Fourier coefficients $\lambda_f(n)$ and $\lambda_g(n)$, respectively. For real $\alpha\neq0$ and $0<\beta\leq1$, consider a smooth resonance sum $S_X(f,g;\alpha,\beta)$ of $\lambda_f(n)\lambda_g(n)$ against $e(\alpha n^\beta)$ over $X\leq n\leq2X$. Double square moments of $S_X(f,g;\alpha,\beta)$ over both $f$ and $g$ are nontrivially bounded when their weights $k_1$ and $k_2$ tend to infinity together. By allowing both $f$ and $g$ to move, these double moments are indeed square moments associated with automorphic forms for $GL(4)$. These bounds reveal insights into the size and oscillation of the resonance sums and their potential resonance for $GL(4)$ forms when $k_1$ and $k_2$ are large.

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$L^p$-norm bounds for automorphic forms

Speaker: 
Rizwanur Khan
Date: 
Thu, Jul 28, 2022
Location: 
PIMS, University of Northern British Columbia
Conference: 
Moments of L-functions Workshop
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A fundamental problem in analysis is understanding the distribution of mass of Laplacian eigenfunctions via bounds for their $L^p$ norms in terms of the size of their Laplacian eigenvalue. Number theorists are interested in the Laplacian eigenfunctions on the modular surface that are additionally joint eigenfunctions of every Hecke operator---namely the Hecke--Maass cusp forms. In this talk, I will describe joint work with Peter Humphries in which we prove new bounds for $L^p$ norms in this situation. This is achieved by using $L$-functions and their reciprocity formulae: certain special identities between two different moments of central values of $L$-functions.

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Moments of large families of Dirichlet $L$-functions

Speaker: 
Vorrapan Chandee
Date: 
Wed, Jul 27, 2022
Location: 
PIMS, University of Northern British Columbia
Conference: 
Moments of L-functions Workshop
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Sixth and higher moments of $L$-functions are important and challenging problems in analytic number theory. In this talk, I will discuss my recent joint works with Xiannan Li, Kaisa Matom\"aki, and Maksym Radziwi\l\l~on an asymptotic formula of the sixth and the eighth moment of Dirichlet $L$-functions averaged over primitive characters mod~$q$ over all moduli $q \leq Q$ (and with a short average over critical line for the eighth moment). Unlike the previous works, we do not need to include an average on the critical line for the sixth moment, and we can obtain the eighth moment result without the Generalized Riemann Hypothesis.

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