J. Brian Conrey

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In this paper we present some evidence that methods from random matrix theory can give insight into the frequency of vanishing for quadratic twists of modular L-functions. The central question is the following: given a holomorphic newform f with integral coefficients and associated L-function Lf (s), for how many fundamental discriminants d with |d| ≤ x,(More)
H ilbert, in his 1900 address to the Paris International Congress of Mathematicians, listed the Riemann Hypothesis as one of his 23 problems for mathematicians of the twentieth century to work on. Now we find it is up to twenty-first century mathematicians! The Riemann Hypothesis (RH) has been around for more than 140 years, and yet now is arguably the most(More)
Abstract. Associated to a newform f(z) is a Dirichlet series Lf (s) with functional equation and Euler product. Hecke showed that if the Dirichlet series F (s) has a functional equation of the appropriate form, then F (s) = Lf (s) for some holomorphic newform f(z) on Γ(1). Weil extended this result to Γ0(N) under an assumption on the twists of F (s) by(More)
In 1918 G. Hardy and J. Littlewood proved an asymptotic estimate for the Second moment of the modulus of the Riemann zeta-function on the segment [1/2,1/2+iT] in the complex plane, as T tends to infinity. In 1926 Ingham proved an asymptotic estimate for the fourth moment. However, since Ingham’s result, nobody has proved an asymptotic formula for any higher(More)
We calculate the autocorrelation functions (or shifted moments) of the characteristic polynomials of matrices drawn uniformly with respect to Haar measure from the groups U(N), O(2N) and USp(2N). In each case the result can be expressed in three equivalent forms: as a determinant sum (and hence in terms of symmetric polynomials), as a combinatorial sum, and(More)
In 1972 H. L. Montgomery announced a remarkable connection between the distribution of the zeros of the Riemann zeta-function and the distribution of eigenvalues of large random Hermitian matrices. Since then a number of startling developments have occurred making this connection more profound. In particular, random matrix theory has been found to be an(More)
τ(n)e(nz). The two equations were proven for τ(n) by Mordell, using what are now known as the Hecke operators. The inequality was proven by Deligne as a consequence of his proof of the Weil conjectures. Those results determine everything about af (n) except for the distribution of the af (p) ∈ [−2, 2]. Define θf (p) ∈ [0, π] by af (p) = 2 cos θf (p). It is(More)