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1. CJM Online first

Samart, Detchat
Mahler Measures as Linear Combinations of $L$-values of Multiple Modular Forms
We study the Mahler measures of certain families of Laurent polynomials in two and three variables. Each of the known Mahler measure formulas for these families involves $L$-values of at most one newform and/or at most one quadratic character. In this paper, we show, either rigorously or numerically, that the Mahler measures of some polynomials are related to $L$-values of multiple newforms and quadratic characters simultaneously. The results suggest that the number of modular $L$-values appearing in the formulas significantly depends on the shape of the algebraic value of the parameter chosen for each polynomial. As a consequence, we also obtain new formulas relating special values of hypergeometric series evaluated at algebraic numbers to special values of $L$-functions.

Keywords:Mahler measures, Eisenstein-Kronecker series, $L$-functions, hypergeometric series
Categories:11F67, 33C20

2. CJM Online first

Lanphier, Dominic; Skogman, Howard
Values of Twisted Tensor $L$-functions of Automorphic Forms Over Imaginary Fields
Let $K$ be a complex quadratic extension of $\mathbb{Q}$ and let $\mathbb{A}_K$ denote the adeles of $K$. We find special values at all of the critical points of twisted tensor $L$-functions attached to cohomological cuspforms on $GL_2(\mathbb{A}_K)$, and establish Galois equivariance of the values. To investigate the values, we determine the archimedean factors of a class of integral representations of these $L$-functions, thus proving a conjecture due to Ghate. We also investigate analytic properties of these $L$-functions, such as their functional equations.

Keywords:twisted tensor $L$-function, cuspform, hypergeometric series
Categories:11F67, 11F37

3. CJM 2011 (vol 64 pp. 1248)

Gärtner, Jérôme
Darmon's Points and Quaternionic Shimura Varieties
In this paper, we generalize a conjecture due to Darmon and Logan in an adelic setting. We study the relation between our construction and Kudla's works on cycles on orthogonal Shimura varieties. This relation allows us to conjecture a Gross-Kohnen-Zagier theorem for Darmon's points.

Keywords:elliptic curves, Stark-Heegner points, quaternionic Shimura varieties
Categories:11G05, 14G35, 11F67, 11G40

4. CJM 2011 (vol 64 pp. 1122)

Seveso, Marco Adamo
$p$-adic $L$-functions and the Rationality of Darmon Cycles
Darmon cycles are a higher weight analogue of Stark--Heegner points. They yield local cohomology classes in the Deligne representation associated with a cuspidal form on $\Gamma _{0}( N) $ of even weight $k_{0}\geq 2$. They are conjectured to be the restriction of global cohomology classes in the Bloch--Kato Selmer group defined over narrow ring class fields attached to a real quadratic field. We show that suitable linear combinations of them obtained by genus characters satisfy these conjectures. We also prove $p$-adic Gross--Zagier type formulas, relating the derivatives of $p$-adic $L$-functions of the weight variable attached to imaginary (resp. real) quadratic fields to Heegner cycles (resp. Darmon cycles). Finally we express the second derivative of the Mazur--Kitagawa $p$-adic $L$-function of the weight variable in terms of a global cycle defined over a quadratic extension of $\mathbb{Q}$.

Categories:11F67, 14G05

5. CJM 2009 (vol 62 pp. 400)

Prasanna, Kartik
On p-Adic Properties of Central L-Values of Quadratic Twists of an Elliptic Curve
We study $p$-indivisibility of the central values $L(1,E_d)$ of quadratic twists $E_d$ of a semi-stable elliptic curve $E$ of conductor $N$. A consideration of the conjecture of Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer shows that the set of quadratic discriminants $d$ splits naturally into several families $\mathcal{F}_S$, indexed by subsets $S$ of the primes dividing $N$. Let $\delta_S= \gcd_{d\in \mathcal{F}_S} L(1,E_d)^{\operatorname{alg}}$, where $L(1,E_d)^{\operatorname{alg}}$ denotes the algebraic part of the central $L$-value, $L(1,E_d)$. Our main theorem relates the $p$-adic valuations of $\delta_S$ as $S$ varies. As a consequence we present an application to a refined version of a question of Kolyvagin. Finally we explain an intriguing (albeit speculative) relation between Waldspurger packets on $\widetilde{\operatorname{SL}_2}$ and congruences of modular forms of integral and half-integral weight. In this context, we formulate a conjecture on congruences of half-integral weight forms and explain its relevance to the problem of $p$-indivisibility of $L$-values of quadratic twists.

Categories:11F40, 11F67, 11G05

6. CJM 2009 (vol 61 pp. 1383)

Wambach, Eric
Integral Representation for $U_{3} \times \GL_{2}$
Gelbart and Piatetskii-Shapiro constructed various integral representations of Rankin--Sel\-berg type for groups $G \times \GL_{n}$, where $G$ is of split rank $n$. Here we show that their method can equally well be applied to the product $U_{3} \times \GL_{2}$, where $U_{3}$ denotes the quasisplit unitary group in three variables. As an application, we describe which cuspidal automorphic representations of $U_{3}$ occur in the Siegel induced residual spectrum of the quasisplit $U_{4}$.

Categories:11F70, 11F67

7. CJM 2007 (vol 59 pp. 1323)

Ginzburg, David; Lapid, Erez
On a Conjecture of Jacquet, Lai, and Rallis: Some Exceptional Cases
We prove two spectral identities. The first one relates the relative trace formula for the spherical variety $\GSpin(4,3)/G_2$ with a weighted trace formula for $\GL_2$. The second relates a spherical variety pertaining to $F_4$ to one of $\GSp(6)$. These identities are in accordance with a conjecture made by Jacquet, Lai, and Rallis, and are obtained without an appeal to a geometric comparison.

Categories:11F70, 11F72, 11F30, 11F67

8. CJM 2004 (vol 56 pp. 373)

Orton, Louisa
An Elementary Proof of a Weak Exceptional Zero Conjecture
In this paper we extend Darmon's theory of ``integration on $\uh_p\times \uh$'' to cusp forms $f$ of higher even weight. This enables us to prove a ``weak exceptional zero conjecture'': that when the $p$-adic $L$-function of $f$ has an exceptional zero at the central point, the $\mathcal{L}$-invariant arising is independent of a twist by certain Dirichlet characters.

Categories:11F11, 11F67

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