# Moments of automorphic L-functions and related problems

## Abstract/Contents

- Abstract
- We present in this dissertation several theorems on the subject of moments of automorphic L-functions. In chapter 1 we give an overview of this area of research and summarize our results. In chapter 2 we give asymptotic main term estimates for several different moments of central values of L-functions of a fixed GL_2 holomorphic cusp form f twisted by quadratic characters. When the sign of the functional equation of the twist L(s, f \otimes \chi_d) is -1, the central value vanishes and one instead studies the derivative L'(1/2, f \otimes \chi_d). We prove two theorems in the root number -1 case which are completely out of reach when the root number is +1. In chapter 3 we turn to an average of GL_2 objects. We study the family of cusp forms of level q^2 which are given by f \otimes \chi, where f is a modular form of prime level q and \chi is the quadratic character modulo q. We prove a precise asymptotic estimate uniform in shifts for the second moment with the purpose of understanding the off-diagonal main terms which arise in this family. In chapter 4 we prove an precise asymptotic estimate for averages of shifted convolution sums of Fourier coefficients of full-level GL_2 cusp forms over shifts. We find that there is a transition region which occurs when the square of the average over shifts is proportional to the length of the shifted sum. The asymptotic in this range depends very delicately on the constant of proportionality: its second derivative seems to be a continuous but nowhere differentiable function. We relate this phenomenon to periods of automorphic forms, multiple Dirichlet series, automorphic distributions, and moments of Rankin-Selberg L-functions.

## Description

Type of resource | text |
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Form | electronic; electronic resource; remote |

Extent | 1 online resource. |

Publication date | 2013 |

Issuance | monographic |

Language | English |

## Creators/Contributors

Associated with | Petrow, Ian | |
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Associated with | Stanford University, Department of Mathematics. | |

Primary advisor | Soundararajan, Kannan, 1973- | |

Thesis advisor | Soundararajan, Kannan, 1973- | |

Thesis advisor | Conrey, J. B | |

Thesis advisor | Venkatesh, Akshay, 1981- | |

Advisor | Conrey, J. B | |

Advisor | Venkatesh, Akshay, 1981- |

## Subjects

Genre | Theses |
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## Bibliographic information

Statement of responsibility | Ian Petrow. |
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Note | Submitted to the Department of Mathematics. |

Thesis | Thesis (Ph.D.)--Stanford University, 2013. |

Location | electronic resource |

## Access conditions

- Copyright
- © 2013 by Ian Nicholas Petrow
- License
- This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 Unported license (CC BY-NC).

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