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Holomorphic cusp forms and cohomology of GL(2,Z)

Let $V_{k}$ denote the complex representation of $\mathrm{GL}(2)$ given by $\mathrm{Sym}^k(V)$, where $V$ is the defining 2-dimensional representation. Assume that $k$ is even. I would like to compute ...
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Modular form, number of divisors [duplicate]

The Fourier expansion of Eisenstein series $E_k$ $(k \ge 4)$, which are modular forms, as well as the quasimodular $E_2$, involves powers-of-divisors $\sigma_{k-1}(n) = \sum_{d|n} d^{k-1}$. Is there ...
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looking for reference on dihedral, tetrahedral, or octahedral forms

I am looking for a reference on dihedral, tetrahedral, or octahedral forms. As far as I read, they are some cuspidal automorphic forms on $GL(2)$ induced from $GL(1)$. Dihedral is from $GL(1)/K$ to ...
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Langlands' original observation about Ramanujan conjecture

Obviously functoriality of arbitrary high symmetric power lifts of automorphic forms on GL(2) will lead to the Ramanujan conjecture. But I guess that is too strong for Ramanujan. I came across some ...
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standard zero free region of automorphic L-function on GL(N)

Let $L(s,\pi)$ be the standard(Godement-Jacquet) $L$-function of $\pi$, where $\pi$ is a cuspidal automorphic represetation of $GL(m,A_Q)$. What's the standard zero-free region for $L(s,\pi)$? any ...
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Euler product of Asai L-function?

Let $\pi$ be an automorphic form of GL(n)/$\mathbb{Q}$ with standard $L$-function $$L(s,\pi)=\prod_p \prod_{i=1}^n(1-\frac{\alpha_{p,i}}{p^s})^{-1},$$ where $\{\alpha_{p,i}:i=1,\dots,n\}$ are the ...
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Functional equation and conductor for a Rankin-Selberg convolution

Let $f$ be a Modular form/Maass form on $GL(2)$ with level $N$ and character $\eta$ and Fourier coefficients $a(n)$. The Rankin-Selberg convolution $$L(s,f\times\bar f)=\sum ...
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Is there an integral pairing between quaternionic Hecke algebras and cusp forms?

Let $F$ be a totally real number field with integers $\mathcal{O}_F$ and $B$ a quaternion algebra over $F$ split at exactly one infinity place.Fix $n\geq 1$ and like in the special case $F=\mathbb{Q}, ...
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Functoriality for triple product GL(2) x GL(2) x GL(2)

Let $f$, $g$ and $h$ be three general automorphic forms on GL(2). Do we know that $L(s, f\times g\times h)$ comes from an automorphic form on GL(8)?
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Notation in Shimura “Arithmetic of Automorphic …”

I can't find the following (abuse of?) notation explained in Shimura's "Introduction to the Arithmetic of Automorphic Forms", I'm hoping someone can clarify it: Chapter 7, section 4, page 177: ...
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Real character modular forms: Fourier coefficient real?

Let $f$ be a modular form of level $N$ and real character $\chi$ of mod $N$ and weight $k$. Does the Fourier coefficient or hecke-eigenvalue of $f$ have to be real? What I knew is that if $N=1$ and ...
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What can the theory of automorphic forms for $SL(n,\mathbb{Z})$ say about $SL(n,\mathbb{Z})$?

While reading "Automorphic Forms and L-functions for the Group $GL(n,R)$" by D. Goldfeld, I've got a feeling that linear groups over $\mathbb{R}$ and $\mathbb{Z}$ are considered only as technical ...
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Using Eichler-Selberg trace formula to compute dimension of modular forms?

Is it possible to use Eichler-Selberg trace formula to compute the dimension of modular forms of weight $k$ for $SL(2,\mathbb Z)$? This was computed by classical methods such as Riemann-Roch.
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Adelic methods for classical modular forms

Many conjectures about properties of automorphic forms on $\mathrm{GL}(2)$ can be formulated in the basic language of classical modular forms (i.e. Hecke forms that are holomorphic on $\mathbb{H}$ or ...
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stationary phase method in analytic number theory

I hope someone can tell me something about the error term in the formula calculating the oscillatory integral like $\int_a^b g(x)e(f(x))d x$. Specially, the exact formula on page 114 of M. Huxley's ...
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subconvexity problem for $GL(3) × GL(2)$ $L$-function without involving in symmetric lift

A question in study of subconvexity topic puzzles me for a long time, which mabe a stupid question for many experts. I really wish someone to help me out, and any advice will be highly appreciated. ...
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List of structure theorems for vector valued Siegel modular forms (esp. of genus 2)

What are Siegel modular forms? We start with defining their common domains $\mathbb{H}_g$ as the set of symmetric $g \times g$ matrices with positive definite imaginary parts. The symplectic group ...
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Conceptual reason behind Shimura lifts

Shimura lifts are correspondence between integer weight and half-integral weight automorphic forms. Half integral weight things are associated to representation of a double cover of $G ...
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central/critical/special values of L-functions terminology

I have a question about the terminology for special values of L-functions. Is the following a correct description of standard usage: Suppose L(s) is an L-function which satisfies a functional ...
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What is the difference between an automorphic form and a modular form?

This is more of a question about terminology than about math. The term "automorphic form" is clearly a generalization of the term "modular form." What is not clear is exactly which generalization it ...
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Hecke eigenvalue at p and at p^k

I am interested in the relationship between the Hecke eigenvalue at $p$ and at $p^k$ for $k \geq 2$ in the unramified and ramified situation for modular/Maass forms. More precisely, I know from a ...
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Why only half-integral weight automorphic forms?

Why is that the theory of automorphic forms concentrates on the case of half-integral weight? I read in Borel's book "Automorphic forms on $SL_2$" (Section 18.5) that by considering the finite or ...
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Are there Maass forms where the expected Galois representation is $\ell$-adic?

Recall that by theorems of Deligne and Deligne--Serre, there is the following dichotomy: Modular forms on the upper half plane of level $N$ and weight $k\geq 2$ correspond to representations ...
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Product of two cuspforms is not a cuspform

Let $f$ and $g$ be two cuspforms on $\Gamma \backslash \mathbb{H}$. They could be Maass cuspforms, or holomorphic modular forms. Let us say that they are holomorphic and also that $\Gamma = ...
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Dual Maass form for level=N in GL(2)

Let $\Gamma=\Gamma_o(N)$ be the congruence subgroup. Let $f\in C^\infty(\Gamma\backslash GL(2,R)/SO(2,R)R^*)$ be a Maass form. How shall we define its dual(contragredient) Maass form $f'$? If ...
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Non congruence subgroups containing congruence subgroups.

Does there exist Fuchsian groups, which is not conjugated in $SL(2, \mathbb{R})$ to a subgroup of $SL(2, \mathbb{Z})$, but still contains a congruence subgroup?
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modular form Fourier coefficients and associated automorphic representation

Hi, Let $f$ be a cuspidal modular form of some weight and level $N$. Then it determines an irreducible automorphic representation $\pi = \bigotimes'\pi_p$ of $GL_2(\mathbf Q)$. Let $f = \sum_i a_i ...
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What is the nature of the locus in the eigencurve associated to some conditions on the associated automorphic representation (at $p$)?

I've chatted informally with some folks about this question before and gotten some very nice insights, but I thought I'd toss it out to a wider audience because it is a continuing curiosity of mine. ...
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non-holomorphic index-raising operator for Jacobi-Maass forms?

Is there a well-defined non-holomorphic index-raising operator $V_l$, taking index-$m$ Jacobi-Maass forms to index-$ml$ Jacobi-Maass forms (same weight), analogous to the holomorphic operator defined ...
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Decomposition of $L_0^2(GL_2({\mathbb{Q}}) \backslash GL_2(A), \psi)$

Two questions concerning the decomposition of $L_0^2(GL_2({\mathbb{Q}}) \backslash GL_2(A), \psi)$, where $\psi$ is a Hecke character on the adelic ring $A$: It is known that when $\psi$ is trivial ...
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There is no lattice in PSL(2,R) which contains PSL(2,Z) properly?

How can I see that there is no lattice in $G=\mathrm{PSL}_2( \mathbb{R})$ which contains $\Gamma_1=\mathrm{PSL}_2( \mathbb{Z})$ properly, or equivalently, that $X_1 =\mathrm{PSL}_2(\mathbb{Z}) ...
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Non-vanishing of p-adic L-functions

In Non-vanishing of L-series of modular forms (easy case?) it was answered that for a cuspidal newform $f$ of weight strictly greater than 2, then $L(f,1)$ is non-zero. (Here the $L$-series is ...
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Relation between Theta series and Eisensteinseries

In "Mackey - Unitary Group Representation in Physics, Probability and Number Theory" on page 326, George Mackey mentions a result of Ludwig Siegel, which was later generalized to semi-simple Lie ...
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Are the $\Gamma(N)$ the only normal congruence subgroups of $\mathrm{SL}_2(\mathbb{Z})$?

The answer to the original question is no, see JSE! Are the $\Gamma(N)$ the only normal congruence subgroups of $\mathrm{PSL}_2(\mathbb{Z})$ with no finite subgroups (elliptic elements)? What about ...
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Nonvanishing of central L-values of quadratic twists?

Let $\pi$ be a cuspidal automorphic representation of GL(2) over a number field (if you want, assume it's $\mathbb Q$ and $\pi$ comes from a holomorphic modular form). In the case $\pi$ has trivial ...
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How is representation theory used in modular/automorphic forms?

There is certainly an abundance of advanced books on Galois representations and automorphic forms. What I'm wondering is more simple: What is the basic connection between modular forms and ...