Everytopic Seminar

 November 27th, 2007, 1:40 pm – 3:00pm, Goldsmith 226

 

 

Title: Periods and central L-values

Speaker: David Whitehouse, MIT

 

Abstract:

Frequently periods of automorphic forms are related to special values of their associated L-functions. Such relationships often have important consequences in the study of either, for example in questions of equidistribution or to the problem of subconvexity. In this talk I will describe some results on central L-values of modular forms obtained via relationships with period integrals. This is joint work with Kimball Martin and Brooke Feigon.