26. CJM 2014 (vol 67 pp. 424)
 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, EisensteinKronecker series, $L$functions, hypergeometric series Categories:11F67, 33C20 

27. CJM 2014 (vol 67 pp. 507)
 Borwein, Peter; Choi, Stephen; Ferguson, Ron; Jankauskas, Jonas

On Littlewood Polynomials with Prescribed Number of Zeros Inside the Unit Disk
We investigate the numbers of complex zeros of Littlewood polynomials
$p(z)$ (polynomials with coefficients $\{1, 1\}$) inside or
on the unit circle $z=1$, denoted by $N(p)$ and $U(p)$, respectively.
Two types of Littlewood polynomials are considered: Littlewood
polynomials with one sign change in the sequence of coefficients
and Littlewood polynomials with one negative coefficient. We
obtain explicit formulas for $N(p)$, $U(p)$ for polynomials $p(z)$
of these types. We show that, if $n+1$ is a prime number, then
for each integer $k$, $0 \leq k \leq n1$, there exists a Littlewood
polynomial $p(z)$ of degree $n$ with $N(p)=k$ and $U(p)=0$. Furthermore,
we describe some cases when the ratios $N(p)/n$ and $U(p)/n$
have limits as $n \to \infty$ and find the corresponding limit
values.
Keywords:Littlewood polynomials, zeros, complex roots Categories:11R06, 11R09, 11C08 

28. CJM 2014 (vol 66 pp. 1078)
 Lanphier, Dominic; Skogman, Howard

Values of Twisted Tensor $L$functions of Automorphic Forms Over Imaginary Quadratic 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 

29. CJM 2014 (vol 67 pp. 198)
 Murty, V. Kumar; Patankar, Vijay M.

Tate Cycles on Abelian Varieties with Complex Multiplication
We consider Tate cycles on an Abelian variety $A$ defined over
a sufficiently large number field $K$ and having complex
multiplication. We show that
there is an effective bound $C = C(A,K)$ so that
to check whether a given cohomology class is a Tate class on
$A$, it suffices to check the action of
Frobenius elements at primes $v$ of norm $ \leq C$.
We also show that for a set of primes $v$ of $K$ of density
$1$, the space of Tate cycles on the special fibre $A_v$ of the
NÃ©ron model of $A$ is isomorphic to the space of Tate cycles
on $A$ itself.
Keywords:Abelian varieties, complex multiplication, Tate cycles Categories:11G10, 14K22 

30. CJM 2014 (vol 67 pp. 286)
 Bell, Jason P.; Lagarias, Jeffrey C.

A SkolemMahlerLech Theorem for Iterated Automorphisms of $K$algebras
This paper proves a commutative algebraic extension
of a generalized SkolemMahlerLech theorem due to the first
author.
Let $A$ be a finitely generated commutative $K$algebra
over a field of characteristic $0$, and let $\sigma$ be
a $K$algebra automorphism of $A$.
Given ideals $I$ and $J$ of $A$, we show that
the set $S$ of integers $m$ such that
$\sigma^m(I) \supseteq J$ is a finite union of
complete doubly infinite arithmetic progressions in $m$, up to
the addition of a finite set.
Alternatively, this result states that for an affine scheme
$X$ of finite type over $K$,
an automorphism $\sigma \in \operatorname{Aut}_K(X)$, and $Y$ and $Z$
any two closed subschemes of $X$, the set
of integers $m$ with $\sigma^m(Z ) \subseteq Y$ is as above.
The paper presents examples
showing that this result may fail to hold if the affine scheme
$X$ is
not of finite type, or if $X$ is of finite type but the field
$K$ has positive characteristic.
Keywords:automorphisms, endomorphisms, affine space, commutative algebras, SkolemMahlerLech theorem Categories:11D45, 14R10, 11Y55, 11D88 

31. CJM 2013 (vol 66 pp. 826)
 Kim, Byoung Du

SignedSelmer Groups over the $\mathbb{Z}_p^2$extension of an Imaginary Quadratic Field
Let $E$ be an elliptic curve over $\mathbb Q$ which has good supersingular
reduction at $p\gt 3$. We construct what we call the $\pm/\pm$Selmer
groups of $E$ over the $\mathbb Z_p^2$extension of an imaginary quadratic
field $K$ when the prime $p$ splits completely over $K/\mathbb Q$, and
prove they enjoy a property analogous to Mazur's control theorem.
Furthermore, we propose a conjectural connection between the
$\pm/\pm$Selmer groups and Loeffler's twovariable $\pm/\pm$$p$adic
$L$functions of elliptic curves.
Keywords:elliptic curves, Iwasawa theory Category:11Gxx 

32. CJM 2013 (vol 66 pp. 1305)
 Koskivirta, JeanStefan

Congruence Relations for Shimura Varieties Associated with $GU(n1,1)$
We prove the congruence relation for the mod$p$ reduction of Shimura
varieties associated to a unitary similitude group $GU(n1,1)$ over
$\mathbb{Q}$, when $p$ is inert and $n$ odd. The case when $n$
is even was obtained by T. Wedhorn and O. B?ltel, as a special case
of a result of B. Moonen, when the $\mu$ordinary locus of the $p$isogeny
space is dense. This condition fails in our case. We show that every
supersingular irreducible component of the special fiber of $p\textrm{}\mathscr{I}sog$
is annihilated by a degree one polynomial in the Frobenius element
$F$, which implies the congruence relation.
Keywords:Shimura varieties, congruence relation Categories:11G18, 14G35, 14K10 

33. CJM 2013 (vol 67 pp. 214)
 Szpruch, Dani

Symmetric Genuine Spherical Whittaker Functions on $\overline{GSp_{2n}(F)}$
Let $F$ be a padic field of odd residual characteristic. Let
$\overline{GSp_{2n}(F)}$ and $\overline{Sp_{2n}(F)}$ be the metaplectic double covers of the general
symplectic group and the symplectic group attached to the $2n$
dimensional symplectic space over $F$. Let $\sigma$ be a genuine,
possibly reducible, unramified principal series representation of
$\overline{GSp_{2n}(F)}$. In these notes we give an explicit formulas for a spanning
set for the space of Spherical Whittaker functions attached to
$\sigma$. For odd $n$, and generically for even $n$, this spanning set
is a basis. The significant property of this set is that each of its
elements is unchanged under the action of the Weyl group of
$\overline{Sp_{2n}(F)}$.
If $n$ is odd then each element in the set has an equivariant property
that generalizes a uniqueness result of Gelbart, Howe and
PiatetskiShapiro. Using this symmetric set, we
construct a family of reducible genuine unramified principal series
representations which have more then one generic constituent. This
family contains all the reducible genuine unramified principal series
representations induced from a unitary data and exists only for $n$
even.
Keywords:metaplectic group, Casselman Shalika Formula Category:11F85 

34. CJM 2013 (vol 65 pp. 1320)
 Taniguchi, Takashi; Thorne, Frank

Orbital $L$functions for the Space of Binary Cubic Forms
We introduce the notion of orbital $L$functions
for the space of binary cubic forms
and investigate their analytic properties.
We study their functional equations and residue formulas in some detail.
Aside from their intrinsic interest,
the results from this paper are used to
prove the existence of secondary terms in counting
functions for cubic fields.
This is worked out in a companion paper.
Keywords:binary cubic forms, prehomogeneous vector spaces, Shintani zeta functions, $L$functions, cubic rings and fields Categories:11M41, 11E76 

35. CJM 2013 (vol 66 pp. 924)
 Stankewicz, James

Twists of Shimura Curves
Consider a Shimura curve $X^D_0(N)$ over the rational
numbers. We determine criteria for the twist by an AtkinLehner
involution to have points over a local field. As a corollary we give a
new proof of the theorem of JordanLivnÃ© on $\mathbf{Q}_p$ points
when $p\mid D$ and for the first time give criteria for $\mathbf{Q}_p$
points when $p\mid N$. We also give congruence conditions for roots
modulo $p$ of Hilbert class polynomials.
Keywords:Shimura curves, complex multiplication, modular curves, elliptic curves Categories:11G18, 14G35, 11G15, 11G10 

36. CJM 2013 (vol 66 pp. 1167)
 Rotger, Victor; de VeraPiquero, Carlos

Galois Representations Over Fields of Moduli and Rational Points on Shimura Curves
The purpose of this note is introducing a method for proving the
existence of no rational points on a coarse moduli space $X$ of abelian varieties
over a given number field $K$, in cases where the moduli problem is not fine and
points in $X(K)$ may not be represented by an abelian variety (with additional structure)
admitting a model over the field $K$. This is typically the case when the abelian
varieties that are being classified have even dimension. The main idea, inspired on
the work of Ellenberg and Skinner on the modularity of $\mathbb{Q}$curves, is that to a
point $P=[A]\in X(K)$ represented by an abelian variety $A/\bar K$ one may still
attach a Galois representation of $\operatorname{Gal}(\bar K/K)$ with values in the quotient
group $\operatorname{GL}(T_\ell(A))/\operatorname{Aut}(A)$, provided
$\operatorname{Aut}(A)$ lies in the centre of $\operatorname{GL}(T_\ell(A))$.
We exemplify our method in the cases where $X$ is a Shimura curve over an imaginary
quadratic field or an AtkinLehner quotient over $\mathbb{Q}$.
Keywords:Shimura curves, rational points, Galois representations, Hasse principle, BrauerManin obstruction Categories:11G18, 14G35, 14G05 

37. CJM 2013 (vol 66 pp. 844)
 Kuo, Wentang; Liu, YuRu; Zhao, Xiaomei

Multidimensional Vinogradovtype Estimates in Function Fields
Let $\mathbb{F}_q[t]$ denote the polynomial ring over the finite
field $\mathbb{F}_q$.
We employ Wooley's new efficient congruencing method to prove
certain multidimensional Vinogradovtype estimates in $\mathbb{F}_q[t]$.
These results allow us to apply a variant of the circle method
to obtain asymptotic formulas for a system connected to the problem
about linear spaces lying on hypersurfaces defined over $\mathbb{F}_q[t]$.
Keywords:Vinogradov's mean value theorem, function fields, circle method Categories:11D45, 11P55, 11T55 

38. CJM 2013 (vol 66 pp. 566)
 Choiy, Kwangho

Transfer of Plancherel Measures for Unitary Supercuspidal Representations between $p$adic Inner Forms
Let $F$ be a $p$adic field of characteristic $0$, and let $M$ be an $F$Levi subgroup of a connected reductive $F$split group such that $\Pi_{i=1}^{r} SL_{n_i} \subseteq M \subseteq \Pi_{i=1}^{r} GL_{n_i}$ for positive integers $r$ and $n_i$. We prove that the Plancherel measure for any unitary supercuspidal representation of $M(F)$ is identically transferred under the local JacquetLanglands type correspondence between $M$ and its $F$inner forms, assuming a working hypothesis that Plancherel measures are invariant on a certain set. This work extends the result of
MuiÄ and Savin (2000) for Siegel Levi subgroups of the groups $SO_{4n}$ and $Sp_{4n}$ under the local JacquetLanglands correspondence. It can be applied to a simply connected simple $F$group of type $E_6$ or $E_7$, and a connected reductive $F$group of type $A_{n}$, $B_{n}$, $C_n$ or $D_n$.
Keywords:Plancherel measure, inner form, local to global global argument, cuspidal automorphic representation, JacquetLanglands correspondence Categories:22E50, 11F70, 22E55, 22E35 

39. CJM 2012 (vol 66 pp. 170)
 Guitart, Xavier; Quer, Jordi

Modular Abelian Varieties Over Number Fields
The main result of this paper is a characterization of the abelian
varieties $B/K$ defined over Galois number fields with the
property that the $L$function $L(B/K;s)$ is a product of
$L$functions of nonCM newforms over $\mathbb Q$ for congruence
subgroups of the form $\Gamma_1(N)$. The characterization involves the
structure of $\operatorname{End}(B)$, isogenies between the Galois conjugates of
$B$, and a Galois cohomology class attached to $B/K$.
We call the varieties having this property strongly modular.
The last section is devoted to the study of a family of abelian surfaces with quaternionic
multiplication.
As an illustration of the ways in which the general results of the paper can be applied
we prove the strong modularity of some particular abelian surfaces belonging to that family, and
we show how to find nontrivial examples of strongly modular varieties by twisting.
Keywords:Modular abelian varieties, $GL_2$type varieties, modular forms Categories:11G10, 11G18, 11F11 

40. CJM 2012 (vol 65 pp. 1201)
 Cho, Peter J.; Kim, Henry H.

Application of the Strong Artin Conjecture to the Class Number Problem
We construct unconditionally several families of number fields with
the largest possible class numbers. They are number fields of degree 4
and 5 whose Galois closures have the Galois group $A_4, S_4$ and
$S_5$. We first construct families of number fields with smallest
regulators, and by using the strong Artin conjecture and applying zero
density result of KowalskiMichel, we choose subfamilies of
$L$functions which are zero free close to 1.
For these subfamilies, the $L$functions have the extremal value at
$s=1$, and by the class number formula, we obtain the extreme class
numbers.
Keywords:class number, strong Artin conjecture Categories:11R29, 11M41 

41. CJM 2012 (vol 65 pp. 544)
 Deitmar, Anton; Horozov, Ivan

Iterated Integrals and Higher Order Invariants
We show that higher order invariants of smooth functions can be
written as linear combinations of full invariants times iterated
integrals.
The nonuniqueness of such a presentation is captured in the kernel of
the ensuing map from the tensor product. This kernel is computed
explicitly.
As a consequence, it turns out that higher order invariants are a free
module of the algebra of full invariants.
Keywords:higher order forms, iterated integrals Categories:14F35, 11F12, 55D35, 58A10 

42. CJM 2012 (vol 65 pp. 403)
 Van Order, Jeanine

On the Dihedral Main Conjectures of Iwasawa Theory for Hilbert Modular Eigenforms
We construct a bipartite Euler system in the sense of Howard for Hilbert modular eigenforms of parallel
weight two over totally real fields, generalizing works of BertoliniDarmon, Longo, Nekovar, PollackWeston
and others. The construction has direct applications to Iwasawa main conjectures. For instance, it implies
in many cases one divisibility of the associated dihedral or anticyclotomic main conjecture, at the same
time reducing the other divisibility to a certain nonvanishing criterion for the associated $p$adic $L$functions.
It also has applications to cyclotomic main conjectures for Hilbert modular forms over CM fields via the technique
of Skinner and Urban.
Keywords:Iwasawa theory, Hilbert modular forms, abelian varieties Categories:11G10, 11G18, 11G40 

43. CJM 2012 (vol 65 pp. 171)
 Lyall, Neil; Magyar, Ákos

Optimal Polynomial Recurrence
Let $P\in\mathbb Z[n]$ with $P(0)=0$ and $\varepsilon\gt 0$.
We show, using Fourier analytic techniques, that if $N\geq
\exp\exp(C\varepsilon^{1}\log\varepsilon^{1})$ and
$A\subseteq\{1,\dots,N\}$, then there must exist $n\in\mathbb N$ such that
\[\frac{A\cap (A+P(n))}{N}\gt \left(\frac{A}{N}\right)^2\varepsilon.\]
In addition to this we also show, using the same Fourier analytic
methods, that if $A\subseteq\mathbb N$, then the set of
$\varepsilon$optimal return times
\[R(A,P,\varepsilon)=\left\{n\in \mathbb N
\,:\,\delta(A\cap(A+P(n)))\gt \delta(A)^2\varepsilon\right\}\]
is syndetic for every $\varepsilon\gt 0$. Moreover, we show that
$R(A,P,\varepsilon)$ is dense in every sufficiently long interval, in particular we show that
there exists an $L=L(\varepsilon,P,A)$ such that
\[\leftR(A,P,\varepsilon)\cap I\right
\geq c(\varepsilon,P)I\]
for all intervals $I$ of natural numbers with $I\geq L$ and
$c(\varepsilon,P)=\exp\exp(C\,\varepsilon^{1}\log\varepsilon^{1})$.
Keywords:Sarkozy, syndetic, polynomial return times Category:11B30 

44. CJM 2012 (vol 64 pp. 1019)
 Fiorilli, Daniel

On a Theorem of Bombieri, Friedlander, and Iwaniec
In this article, we show to which extent one can improve a theorem of Bombieri, Friedlander and Iwaniec by using Hooley's variant of the divisor switching technique. We also give an application of the theorem in question, which is a BombieriVinogradov type theorem for the Tichmarsh divisor problem in arithmetic progressions.
Keywords:primes in arithmetic progressions, Titchmarsh divisor problem Category:11N13 

45. CJM 2012 (vol 64 pp. 497)
 Li, WenWei

Le lemme fondamental pondÃ©rÃ© pour le groupe mÃ©taplectique
Dans cet article, on Ã©nonce une variante du lemme fondamental
pondÃ©rÃ© d'Arthur pour le groupe mÃ©taplectique de Weil, qui sera un
ingrÃ©dient indispensable de la stabilisation de la formule des
traces. Pour un corps de caractÃ©ristique rÃ©siduelle suffisamment
grande, on en donne une dÃ©monstration Ã l'aide de la mÃ©thode de
descente, qui est conditionnelle: on admet le lemme fondamental
pondÃ©rÃ© non standard sur les algÃ¨bres de Lie. Vu les travaux de
Chaudouard et Laumon, on s'attend Ã ce que cette condition soit
ultÃ©rieurement vÃ©rifiÃ©e.
Keywords:fundamental lemma, metaplectic group, endoscopy, trace formula Categories:11F70, 11F27, 22E50 

46. CJM 2012 (vol 64 pp. 254)
47. CJM 2011 (vol 65 pp. 22)
 Blomer, Valentin; Brumley, Farrell

Nonvanishing of $L$functions, the Ramanujan Conjecture, and Families of Hecke Characters
We prove a nonvanishing result for families of
$\operatorname{GL}_n\times\operatorname{GL}_n$ RankinSelberg $L$functions in the critical strip,
as one factor runs over twists by Hecke characters. As an
application, we simplify the proof, due to Luo, Rudnick, and Sarnak,
of the best known bounds towards the Generalized Ramanujan Conjecture
at the infinite places for cusp forms on $\operatorname{GL}_n$. A key ingredient is
the regularization of the units in residue classes by the use of an
Arakelov ray class group.
Keywords:nonvanishing, automorphic forms, Hecke characters, Ramanujan conjecture Categories:11F70, 11M41 

48. CJM 2011 (vol 64 pp. 1036)
 Koh, Doowon; Shen, ChunYen

Harmonic Analysis Related to Homogeneous Varieties in Three Dimensional Vector Spaces over Finite Fields
In this paper we study the extension problem, the
averaging problem, and the generalized ErdÅsFalconer distance
problem associated with arbitrary homogeneous varieties in three
dimensional vector spaces over finite fields. In the case when the
varieties do not contain any plane passing through the origin, we
obtain the best possible results on the aforementioned three problems. In
particular, our result on the extension problem modestly generalizes
the result by Mockenhaupt and Tao who studied the particular conical
extension problem. In addition, investigating the Fourier decay on
homogeneous varieties enables us to give complete mapping properties
of averaging operators. Moreover, we improve the size condition on a
set such that the cardinality of its distance set is nontrivial.
Keywords:extension problems, averaging operator, finite fields, ErdÅsFalconer distance problems, homogeneous polynomial Categories:42B05, 11T24, 52C17 

49. CJM 2011 (vol 64 pp. 1201)
 Aistleitner, Christoph; Elsholtz, Christian

The Central Limit Theorem for Subsequences in Probabilistic Number Theory
Let $(n_k)_{k \geq 1}$ be an increasing sequence of positive integers, and let $f(x)$ be a real function satisfying
\begin{equation}
\tag{1}
f(x+1)=f(x), \qquad \int_0^1 f(x) ~dx=0,\qquad
\operatorname{Var_{[0,1]}}
f \lt \infty.
\end{equation}
If $\lim_{k \to \infty} \frac{n_{k+1}}{n_k} = \infty$
the distribution of
\begin{equation}
\tag{2}
\frac{\sum_{k=1}^N f(n_k x)}{\sqrt{N}}
\end{equation}
converges to a Gaussian distribution. In the case
$$
1 \lt \liminf_{k \to \infty} \frac{n_{k+1}}{n_k}, \qquad \limsup_{k \to \infty} \frac{n_{k+1}}{n_k} \lt \infty
$$
there is a complex interplay between the analytic properties of the
function $f$, the numbertheoretic properties of $(n_k)_{k \geq 1}$,
and the limit distribution of (2).
In this paper we prove that any sequence $(n_k)_{k \geq 1}$ satisfying
$\limsup_{k \to \infty} \frac{n_{k+1}}{n_k} = 1$ contains a nontrivial
subsequence $(m_k)_{k \geq 1}$ such that for any function satisfying
(1) the distribution of
$$
\frac{\sum_{k=1}^N f(m_k x)}{\sqrt{N}}
$$
converges to a Gaussian distribution. This result is best possible: for any
$\varepsilon\gt 0$ there exists a sequence $(n_k)_{k \geq 1}$ satisfying $\limsup_{k \to
\infty} \frac{n_{k+1}}{n_k} \leq 1 + \varepsilon$ such that for every nontrivial
subsequence $(m_k)_{k \geq 1}$ of $(n_k)_{k \geq 1}$ the distribution
of (2) does not converge to a Gaussian distribution for some $f$.
Our result can be viewed as a Ramsey type result: a sufficiently dense
increasing integer sequence contains a subsequence having a certain
requested numbertheoretic property.
Keywords:central limit theorem, lacunary sequences, linear Diophantine equations, Ramsey type theorem Categories:60F05, 42A55, 11D04, 05C55, 11K06 

50. 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 GrossKohnenZagier theorem for Darmon's
points.
Keywords:elliptic curves, StarkHeegner points, quaternionic Shimura varieties Categories:11G05, 14G35, 11F67, 11G40 
