Questions about generalizations of the Riemann Zeta function of arithmetic interest whose definition relies on meromorphic continuation of special kinds of Dirichlet series, such as Dirichlet L-functions, Artin L-functions, elements of the Selberg class, automorphic L-functions, Shimizu L-functions, ...

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Is the Rankin-Selberg convolution of two powers of Zeta automorphic?

I've been told that, generally speaking, it is not known whether the Rankin-Selberg convolution of two automorphic L-functions is itself automorphic. I would like to know whether this property holds ...
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Consequences of Langlands functoriality conjecture

I would like to know whether Langlands' functoriality conjecture implies that the Selberg class coincides with the class of automorphic L-functions and, if so, whether this class is closed under ...
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Is special value of Epstein zeta function in 3 variables a period?

Kontsevich-Zagier's article "Periods" contains the following question Is $\displaystyle \sum_{x,y,z \in \mathbb{Z}}' \frac{1}{(x^2+y^2+z^2)^2}$ an extended period? ($\sum'$ means we do not sum ...
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Why are they called L-functions?

I was hoping to see this pop up on the recent big list question about etymology or terms and symbols. Since it has not, and I can't find an answer, I will ask: What is the reason for the $L$ in ...
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What should motives for $L(E,n)$ look like?

Goncharov and Manin showed in this paper that the zeta values $\zeta(n)$ can be realized as periods of framed mixed Tate motives constructed from moduli spaces $\overline{\mathcal{M}}_{0,n+3}$ of ...
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Jacquet's approach to Rankin--Selberg L-functions

In his book "Automorphic Forms on GL(2), II", Springer Lecture Notes vol. 278, Jacquet defines the Rankin--Selberg L-function of $\pi_1 \times \pi_2$, where $\pi_i$ are automorphic representations of ...
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construct a Hecke character in MAGMA with given infinity type

I need to do some numerical computation on special values of a Hecke L-function $L(s,\chi)$. To do this, I want to construct a Hecke character in MAGMA, given that I know its infinity type. In other ...
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How much extra ramification in a residual representation

Suppose $\rho:G _{\mathbb{Q}} \rightarrow GL_n(\mathbb{Q}_p)$ is a Galois rep. It has a uniquely defined (up to semisimplification residual rep $\bar{\rho}$. $\bar{\rho}$ is unramified where $\rho$ ...
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Analytic continuation for $L$-functions of elliptic curves

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve over a number field. When $E$ has no CM and is a $\mathbb Q$-curve (i.e. it is $\overline{\mathbb Q}$-isogenous to all of its conjugates), it is nowadays known that $E$ ...
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No Siegel-Landau zeros for $\mathrm{GL}(n)$

The problem of non-existance of Siegel-Landau zeros seems to be uncharacteristically easier for cuspidal automorphic representations $\pi$ on $\mathrm{GL}(n)$ if $n\geq2$. We have in fact: There ...
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First formulation of the Dedekind and Hasse-Weil conjectures

I'm looking for the original statement of two important conjectures in number theory concerning L-functions. I'm particularly interested in pinning down the year in which they were first formulated: ...
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Intuition for Zagier's theorem for $\zeta_K(2)$

In 1986, Don Zagier generalized Euler's theorem ($\zeta_\mathbb{Q}(2)=\pi ^2 /6$) to an arbitrary number field $K$: $$\zeta_K(2)=\frac{\pi^{2r+2s}}{\sqrt{|D|}}\times \sum_v c_v ...
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Lindelof Hypothesis implying Selberg Eigenvalue Conjecture?

The Generalized Lindelof Hypothesis says that for the $L$-function of an automorphic form we have $$L(1/2+it)\ll Q(t)^{\epsilon}$$ for any $\epsilon>0$ where $Q(t)$ is the conductor of $L(s)$ at ...
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Relation between Weil Conjecture and Langlands Program

Recently I read Gelbart's An Elementary Introduction To The Langlands Program, which explained the origin of the program, and this question came to me. For an elliptic curve over finite field, the ...
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Effective bound of $L(1,\chi)$

Let $d$ be a fundamental discriminant and let $\chi$ be the associated primitive real character of modulus $\vert d \vert$. Assuming GRH, Littlewood proved that as $\vert d \vert$ grows large, $$L(1, ...
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Automorphic factorization of Dedekind zeta functions

It is well known that for abelian number fields, the factorization of its Dedekind zeta function goes like this: $$\zeta_K(s)=\zeta(s)\prod_{\chi \neq 1} L(s,\chi)$$ with the Dirichlet characters ...
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Propagation of modularity and the Artin conjecture

The (still incomplete) solution of the Artin conjecture on dimension $\leq2$ has been a massive research effort that has spanned (knowingly or not) around a century. A very natural question is, what ...
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Higher-dimensional Artin L-functions

I begin by clarifying that the "higher-dimensional" in my question refers to analogues of Artin L-functions over higher dimensional base schemes than $\mathrm{Spec}(\mathbb{Z})$. Now for the set-up. ...
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Moments of completed L-functions?

This is a follow up question to this one. It seems that results on moments of L-functions, that is, estimates for integrals of the form $$\int^{T}_1|\zeta(\sigma+it)|^{2k}dt$$ are typically for the ...
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References for general Hasse-Weil zeta function

Most research on the Hasse-Weil zeta function focuses on some particular type of algebraic variety, and general surveys usually deal mostly with the better understood elliptic curve case. I am ...
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Iwasawa main conjectures vs Bloch-Kato conjectures

Let $p$ be a prime, $K$ be a number field, $S$ a finite set of finite places of $K$ containing the set $S_p$ of places above $p$ and the places at infinity, $G:=G_{K,S}$ the Galois group of the ...
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Which values of symmetric square $L$-functions are critical?

I've recently been learning about the special values of symmetric square $L$-functions of modular forms. If $f$ is a cuspidal modular eigenform (of some weight $k \ge 2$) then its symmetric square ...
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$\frac{1}{2}<\sigma<1$, is $f(n) = \Bigl| \,1+ \frac{1}{2^{\sigma + i n}} + \cdots + \frac{1}{n^{\sigma + i n}} \Bigr|$ from $O(\log n)$?

We have $\frac{1}{2} < \sigma < 1$ and $$ f(n) = \Bigl|\, 1+ \frac{1}{2^{\sigma + i n}} + \cdots + \frac{1}{n^{\sigma + i n}} \Bigr| $$ . My goal is proving this statement that $|f(n)|$ is ...
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Numerically double-checking formula with L-values

I'm working with a special case of Ichino's triple product formula, which for classical holomorphic newforms $f$, $g$ ,$h$ of weights $k$, $m-k$, $m$ (and central characters satisfying $\chi_f \chi_g ...
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Question about mean square estimate for sums of Dirichlet coefficients of Symmetric Power $L$-functions

I have a question related to Coefficients of Symmetric power $L$-functions and I would be grateful if you could answer it. Let $\lambda_{Sym^rf}(n)$ be the $n$th Dirichlet coefficient of ...
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“Gross-Zagier” formulae outside of number theory

The Gross-Zagier formula and various variations of it form the starting point in most of the existing results towards the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture. It relates the value at $1$ of the ...
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Primer on Eisenstein series

My apologies if this question is a duplicate. I seached, and the closest I could locate is this question, which has very intriguing and intractable (for me) responses. In my continuing journey of ...
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Easiest way to see that $\zeta_{\mathbb{Z}[i]}(s) = \zeta(s) L(s, \chi)$?

As the question suggests, what is the easiest way to see that$$\zeta_{\mathbb{Z}[i]}(s) = \zeta(s)L(s, \chi)?$$Here, $\chi$ is the homomorphism $(\mathbb{Z}/4\mathbb{Z})^\times \to \mathbb{C}^\times$ ...
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Bounding a Sum of Adjoint L-Function Values

Fix integers $k\geq2$ and $N>1$, and let $S(k,N)$ denote the normalized new Hecke eigenforms in $S_k(\Gamma_1(N))$. [If it makes my question easier to answer, feel free to replace this with ...
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Explicit bounds for exceptional zeros and/or $L(1,\chi)$ for real $\chi$

I would like to have an explicit upper bound (that is, one with explicit constants) for a possible real zero $\beta$ for $L(1,\chi)$ for real Dirichlet characters $\chi$. I need such a bound for real ...
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Analogue of Dirichlet $L$-function for $\mathbb{F}_q[T]$, does $L_c(s, \chi)$ necessarily equal $1$?

Consider an analogue of Dirichlet $L$-function for $\mathbb{F}_q[T]$. Let $g \in \mathbb{F}_q[T]$, $g \neq 0$, let $\chi: (\mathbb{F}_q[T]/(g))^\times \to \mathbb{C}^\times$ be a homomorphism, let $c ...
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gamma-factor of a primitive element of the Selberg class

Suppose $F$ is a primitive element of the Selberg class and $\displaystyle{\prod_{j=1}^{r}\Gamma(\lambda_{j}s+\mu_{j})}$ with $r>1$ the product of Gamma functions appearing in the gamma factor ...
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Does unique factorization for automorphic L-functions imply a weakened form of Ramanujan conjecture?

Selberg orthonormality conjecture for automorphic L-functions was proven under Ramanujan conjecture, and SOC itself implies unique factorization for those L-functions. My question is: does the ...
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reference help needed on a fact about poles of L-functions

Suppose $\pi$ and $\rho$ are cuspidal automorphic representations on $GL(n)$ and $GL(m)$ respectively. Then the L-function $L(s,\pi \times \rho)$ has a pole iff and $m=n$ and $\pi$ is isomorphic to ...
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Underlying idea for (automorphic) L-function?

Edit: So with a few more months of math under my belt, I recognize some of the issues with this question. I still hope for an answer, so let me say a few things. Within the Langlands philosophy, ...
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What is the analytic conductor of this Hecke L-function?

Following Iwaniek and Kowalski, S5.10, page 130 we consider an angle character $\xi_k$ on the Gaussian integers $\mathbb Z[i]$ defined by $ \xi_k(\mathfrak a) = \left(\frac{\alpha}{|\alpha|}\right)^k ...
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Shortest/Most elegant proof for $L(1,\chi)\neq 0$

Let $\chi$ be a Dirichlet character and $L(1,\chi)$ the associated L-function evaluated at $s=1$. What would be the 'shortest' proof of the non-vanishing of $L(1,\chi)$? Background: The non-vanishing ...
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Function series involving a suite of imprimitive Dirichlet characters and a zero of $L(\chi,s)$

I have difficulties to understand the behavior of following suite of functions near zero : $$F_P(x)= \sum\limits_{n=P}^{\infty} \chi_P(n) f(nx)$$ With $f(x) = x^{-s_0} e^{-x}$ where $s_0$ is a non ...
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what is exactly the difference between the Selberg class and the set of Artin L-functions?

The question is in the title: from what I read in the answer to another question, Artin L-functions are conjecturally cuspidal automorphic L-functions for some algebraic group that can be transfered ...
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cluster variables and L-functions

There is something in common between cluster variables in the theory of cluster algebras, L-functions in number theory, namely the fact that both map direct sums to products, just like ...
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Subconvexity bound for Hecke $L$-functions in the $s$-aspect

Let $L(s,\chi)$ be the $L$-function of a non-trivial Hecke character of a general number field $K$, so that $L(s,\chi)$ which has no pole or zero at $s=1$. I am looking for a reference for upper ...
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Backlund counting formula for Dirichlet L-functions? [closed]

Are there published works on the analog of Backlund's counting formula for Riemann zeros on the strip involving Riemann-Siegel theta, but for Dirichlet L-functions? We found papers with the analog ...
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Do those manifolds atrached to L-functions give rise naturally to motives? [closed]

Edited after Will Sawin's comment: Consider the set $\mathcal{M}$ of all automorphic L-functions belonging to the Selberg class. Such a set is closed for the product $.$ and the tensor product ...
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Is this theorem on $L$-functions known?

Notations For $f$ a meromorphic function on a domain $\Omega\subseteq \textbf{C}$, we shall say for convenience that $f$ is represented by an Ordinary Dirichlet Series (ODS) if $f$ can be written ...
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seminar about the strong multiplicity one for the Selberg class

Very recently, a seminar took place in Seoul with Haseo Ki as an invited speaker to talk about the strong multiplicity one theorem for the whole Selberg class that he did manage to prove. I would like ...
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Tensor product of two elements of the Selberg class

Maybe too easy a question for most members of this site, but suppose whenever $F$ and $G$ belong to the Selberg class, then so does $F\otimes G$ where the considered tensor product of $F$ and $G$ is ...
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Symmetry type of non-cohomological automorphic forms

By Katz-Sarnak philosophy a family of $L$-functions would have a symmetry type which would reflect the statistics of $L$-functions, such as low lying zeros and moments. Shin-Templier's paper on ...
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Sign of the functional equation of L function and Shimura lift

I would like to know what happens to the root number of a half integral weight automorphic form (holomorphic or not), i.e. the sign of the functional equation of its L-function when we apply the ...
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Off critical line zeros for half integer weight $L$-functions

Let $f(z) = \sum_{n=1}^\infty A(n)n^{\frac{k-1}{2}}e(nz)$ be a modular form of weight $k$ for a half integer $k$. Put $$L(s,f) = \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{A(n)}{n^s} $$ to be the $L$-function. Further ...
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Averages over integer points of the sphere

A paper of William Duke proves that integer points on the sphere are equidistributed: $$ V_n = \{ (x,y,z) \in \mathbb{Z}^2 : x^2 + y^2 + z^2 = n \}. $$ Up to reflections across the $x$, $y$ and $z$ ...