##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Math 209 - Number Theory

## Philippe Michel

#### EPFL and MSRI

## The second moment of central value of twisted L-functions

##### Abstract:

In a series of recent works Blomer, Fouvry, Kowalski, Milicevic, Sawin and myself have been able to solve the vexing problem of evaluating asymptotically the second moment of the central L-values of character twists (of large prime conductor) of a fixed modular form; the solution combines the spectral theory of modular forms, bounds for bilinear sums of Kloosterman sums and advanced methods in l-adic cohomology. We will describe the proof and especially the second and third ingredient which is joint work with E. Kowalski an W. Sawin. References: https://arxiv.org/abs/1411.4467 and https://arxiv.org/abs/1511.01636.

Host: Alina Bucur

### April 20, 2017

### 2:00 PM

### AP&M 7321

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