Weighted central limit theorems for central values of L-functions

Hung Bui, Natalie Evans, Steve Lester, Kyle Pratt

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We establish a central limit theorem for the central values of Dirichlet L-functions with respect to a weighted measure on the set of primitive characters modulo q as q→∞. Under the Generalized Riemann Hypothesis (GRH), we also prove a weighted central limit theorem for the joint distribution of the central L-values corresponding to twists of two distinct primitive Hecke eigenforms. As applications, we obtain (under GRH) positive proportions of twists for which the central L-values simultaneously grow or shrink with q as well as a positive proportion of twists for which linear combinations of the central L-values are nonzero.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the European Mathematical Society
Early online date19 Jan 2024
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 Jan 2024


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