201. CJM 2001 (vol 53 pp. 244)
 Goldberg, David; Shahidi, Freydoon

On the Tempered Spectrum of QuasiSplit Classical Groups II
We determine the poles of the standard intertwining operators for a
maximal parabolic subgroup of the quasisplit unitary group defined by
a quadratic extension $E/F$ of $p$adic fields of characteristic
zero. We study the case where the Levi component $M \simeq \GL_n (E)
\times U_m (F)$, with $n \equiv m$ $(\mod 2)$. This, along with
earlier work, determines the poles of the local RankinSelberg product
$L$function $L(s, \tau' \times \tau)$, with $\tau'$ an irreducible
unitary supercuspidal representation of $\GL_n (E)$ and $\tau$ a
generic irreducible unitary supercuspidal representation of $U_m
(F)$. The results are interpreted using the theory of twisted
endoscopy.
Categories:22E50, 11S70 

202. CJM 2001 (vol 53 pp. 414)
 Rivat, Joël; Sargos, Patrick

Nombres premiers de la forme $\floor{n^c}$
For $c>1$ we denote by $\pi_c(x)$ the number of integers $n \leq x$
such that $\floor{n^c}$ is prime. In 1953, PiatetskiShapiro has
proved that $\pi_c(x) \sim \frac{x}{c\log x}$, $x \rightarrow +\infty$
holds for $c<12/11$. Many authors have extended this range, which
measures our progress in exponential sums techniques.
In this article we obtain $c < 1.16117\dots\;$.
Categories:11L07, 11L20, 11N05 

203. CJM 2001 (vol 53 pp. 98)
 KhuriMakdisi, Kamal

On the Curves Associated to Certain Rings of Automorphic Forms
In a 1987 paper, Gross introduced certain curves associated to a
definite quaternion algebra $B$ over $\Q$; he then proved an analog of
his result with Zagier for these curves. In Gross' paper, the curves
were defined in a somewhat {\it ad hoc\/} manner. In this article, we
present an interpretation of these curves as projective varieties
arising from graded rings of automorphic forms on $B^\times$,
analogously to the construction in the Satake compactification. To
define such graded rings, one needs to introduce a ``multiplication''
of automorphic forms that arises from the representation ring of
$B^\times$. The resulting curves are unions of projective lines
equipped with a collection of Hecke correspondences. They parametrize
twodimensional complex tori with quaternionic multiplication. In
general, these complex tori are not abelian varieties; they are
algebraic precisely when they correspond to $\CM$ points on these curves,
and are thus isogenous to a product $E \times E$, where $E$ is an
elliptic curve with complex multiplication. For these $\CM$ points one
can make a relation between the action of the $p$th Hecke operator
and Frobenius at $p$, similar to the wellknown congruence relation of
Eichler and Shimura.
Category:11F 

204. CJM 2001 (vol 53 pp. 122)
 Levy, Jason

A Truncated Integral of the Poisson Summation Formula
Let $G$ be a reductive algebraic group defined over $\bQ$, with
anisotropic centre. Given a rational action of $G$ on a finitedimensional
vector space $V$, we analyze the truncated integral of the theta series
corresponding to a SchwartzBruhat function on $V(\bA)$. The Poisson
summation formula then yields an identity of distributions on $V(\bA)$.
The truncation used is due to Arthur.
Categories:11F99, 11F72 

205. CJM 2001 (vol 53 pp. 33)
 Borwein, Peter; Choi, KwokKwong Stephen

Merit Factors of Polynomials Formed by Jacobi Symbols
We give explicit formulas for the $L_4$ norm (or equivalently for the
merit factors) of various sequences of polynomials related to the
polynomials
$$
f(z) := \sum_{n=0}^{N1} \leg{n}{N} z^n.
$$
and
$$
f_t(z) = \sum_{n=0}^{N1} \leg{n+t}{N} z^n.
$$
where $(\frac{\cdot}{N})$ is the Jacobi symbol.
Two cases of particular interest are when $N = pq$ is a product of two
primes and $p = q+2$ or $p = q+4$. This extends work of H{\o}holdt,
Jensen and Jensen and of the authors.
This study arises from a number of conjectures of Erd\H{o}s,
Littlewood and others that concern the norms of polynomials with
$1,1$ coefficients on the disc. The current best examples are of the
above form when $N$ is prime and it is natural to see what happens for
composite~$N$.
Keywords:Character polynomial, Class Number, $1,1$ coefficients, Merit factor, Fekete polynomials, Turyn Polynomials, Littlewood polynomials, Twin Primes, Jacobi Symbols Categories:11J54, 11B83, 1204 

206. CJM 2000 (vol 52 pp. 1121)
 Ballantine, Cristina M.

Ramanujan Type Buildings
We will construct a finite union of finite quotients of the affine
building of the group $\GL_3$ over the field of $p$adic numbers
$\mathbb{Q}_p$. We will view this object as a hypergraph and estimate
the spectrum of its underlying graph.
Keywords:automorphic representations, buildings Category:11F70 

207. CJM 2000 (vol 52 pp. 1269)
 Spriano, Luca

Well Ramified Extensions of Complete Discrete Valuation Fields with Applications to the Kato Conductor
We study extensions $L/K$ of complete discrete valuation fields $K$
with residue field $\oK$ of characteristic $p > 0$, which we do not
assume to be perfect. Our work concerns ramification theory for such
extensions, in particular we show that all classical properties which
are true under the hypothesis {\it ``the residue field extension
$\oL/\oK$ is separable''} are still valid under the more general
hypothesis that the valuation ring extension is monogenic. We also
show that conversely, if classical ramification properties hold true
for an extension $L/K$, then the extension of valuation rings is
monogenic. These are the ``{\it well ramified}'' extensions. We show
that there are only three possible types of well ramified extensions
and we give examples. In the last part of the paper we consider, for
the three types, Kato's generalization of the conductor, which we show
how to bound in certain cases.
Categories:11S, 11S15, 11S20 

208. CJM 2000 (vol 52 pp. 737)
209. CJM 2000 (vol 52 pp. 833)
 Mináč, Ján; Smith, Tara L.

WGroups under Quadratic Extensions of Fields
To each field $F$ of characteristic not $2$, one can associate a
certain Galois group $\G_F$, the socalled Wgroup of $F$, which
carries essentially the same information as the Witt ring $W(F)$ of
$F$. In this paper we investigate the connection between $\wg$ and
$\G_{F(\sqrt{a})}$, where $F(\sqrt{a})$ is a proper quadratic
extension of $F$. We obtain a precise description in the case when
$F$ is a pythagorean formally real field and $a = 1$, and show that
the Wgroup of a proper field extension $K/F$ is a subgroup of the
Wgroup of $F$ if and only if $F$ is a formally real pythagorean field
and $K = F(\sqrt{1})$. This theorem can be viewed as an analogue of
the classical ArtinSchreier's theorem describing fields fixed by
finite subgroups of absolute Galois groups. We also obtain precise
results in the case when $a$ is a doublerigid element in $F$. Some
of these results carry over to the general setting.
Categories:11E81, 12D15 

210. CJM 2000 (vol 52 pp. 804)
211. CJM 2000 (vol 52 pp. 673)
 Balog, Antal; Wooley, Trevor D.

Sums of Two Squares in Short Intervals
Let $\calS$ denote the set of integers representable as a sum of two
squares. Since $\calS$ can be described as the unsifted elements of a
sieving process of positive dimension, it is to be expected that
$\calS$ has many properties in common with the set of prime numbers.
In this paper we exhibit ``unexpected irregularities'' in the
distribution of sums of two squares in short intervals, a phenomenon
analogous to that discovered by Maier, over a decade ago, in the
distribution of prime numbers. To be precise, we show that there are
infinitely many short intervals containing considerably more elements
of $\calS$ than expected, and infinitely many intervals containing
considerably fewer than expected.
Keywords:sums of two squares, sieves, short intervals, smooth numbers Categories:11N36, 11N37, 11N25 

212. CJM 2000 (vol 52 pp. 613)
 Ou, Zhiming M.; Williams, Kenneth S.

Small Solutions of $\phi_1 x_1^2 + \cdots + \phi_n x_n^2 = 0$
Let $\phi_1,\dots,\phi_n$ $(n\geq 2)$ be nonzero integers such that
the equation
$$
\sum_{i=1}^n \phi_i x_i^2 = 0
$$
is solvable in integers $x_1,\dots,x_n$ not all zero. It is shown
that there exists a solution satisfying
$$
0 < \sum_{i=1}^n \phi_i x_i^2 \leq 2 \phi_1 \cdots \phi_n,
$$
and that the constant 2 is best possible.
Keywords:small solutions, diagonal quadratic forms Category:11E25 

213. CJM 2000 (vol 52 pp. 369)
214. CJM 2000 (vol 52 pp. 172)
 Mao, Zhengyu; Rallis, Stephen

Cubic Base Change for $\GL(2)$
We prove a relative trace formula that establishes the cubic base
change for $\GL(2)$. One also gets a classification of the image
of base change. The case when the field extension is nonnormal
gives an example where a trace formula is used to prove lifting
which is not endoscopic.
Categories:11F70, 11F72 

215. CJM 2000 (vol 52 pp. 47)
216. CJM 2000 (vol 52 pp. 31)
 Chan, Heng Huat; Liaw, WenChin

On RussellType Modular Equations
In this paper, we revisit Russelltype modular equations, a
collection of modular equations first studied systematically by
R.~Russell in 1887. We give a proof of Russell's main theorem and
indicate the relations between such equations and the constructions
of Hilbert class fields of imaginary quadratic fields. Motivated by
Russell's theorem, we state and prove its cubic analogue which
allows us to construct Russelltype modular equations in the theory
of signature~$3$.
Categories:33D10, 33C05, 11F11 

217. CJM 1999 (vol 51 pp. 1307)
 Johnson, Norman W.; Weiss, Asia Ivić

Quadratic Integers and Coxeter Groups
Matrices whose entries belong to certain rings of algebraic
integers can be associated with discrete groups of transformations
of inversive $n$space or hyperbolic $(n+1)$space
$\mbox{H}^{n+1}$. For small $n$, these may be Coxeter groups,
generated by reflections, or certain subgroups whose generators
include direct isometries of $\mbox{H}^{n+1}$. We show how linear
fractional transformations over rings of rational and (real or
imaginary) quadratic integers are related to the symmetry groups of
regular tilings of the hyperbolic plane or 3space. New light is
shed on the properties of the rational modular group $\PSL_2
(\bbZ)$, the Gaussian modular (Picard) group $\PSL_2 (\bbZ[{\it
i}])$, and the Eisenstein modular group $\PSL_2 (\bbZ[\omega ])$.
Categories:11F06, 20F55, 20G20, 20H10, 22E40 

218. CJM 1999 (vol 51 pp. 1258)
 Baake, Michael; Moody, Robert V.

Similarity Submodules and Root Systems in Four Dimensions
Lattices and $\ZZ$modules in Euclidean space possess an infinitude
of subsets that are images of the original set under similarity
transformation. We classify such selfsimilar images according to
their indices for certain 4D examples that are related to 4D root
systems, both crystallographic and noncrystallographic. We
encapsulate their statistics in terms of Dirichlet series
generating functions and derive some of their asymptotic properties.
Categories:11S45, 11H05, 52C07 

219. CJM 1999 (vol 51 pp. 1020)
 Kozlov, Dmitry N.

On Functions Satisfying Modular Equations for Infinitely Many Primes
In this paper we study properties of the functions which satisfy
modular equations for infinitely many primes. The two main results
are:
\begin{enumerate}
\item[1)] every such function is analytic in the upper half plane;
\item[2)] if such function takes the same value in two different
points $z_1$ and $z_2$ then there exists an $f$preserving analytic
bijection between neighbourhoods of $z_1$ and $z_2$.
\end{enumerate}
Category:11Mxx 

220. CJM 1999 (vol 51 pp. 952)
 Deitmar, Anton; Hoffmann, Werner

On Limit Multiplicities for Spaces of Automorphic Forms
Let $\Gamma$ be a rankone arithmetic subgroup of a
semisimple Lie group~$G$. For fixed $K$Type, the spectral
side of the Selberg trace formula defines a distribution
on the space of infinitesimal characters of~$G$, whose
discrete part encodes the dimensions of the spaces of
squareintegrable $\Gamma$automorphic forms. It is shown
that this distribution converges to the Plancherel measure
of $G$ when $\Ga$ shrinks to the trivial group in a certain
restricted way. The analogous assertion for cocompact
lattices $\Gamma$ follows from results of DeGeorgeWallach
and Delorme.
Keywords:limit multiplicities, automorphic forms, noncompact quotients, Selberg trace formula, functional calculus Categories:11F72, 22E30, 22E40, 43A85, 58G25 

221. CJM 1999 (vol 51 pp. 835)
 Kim, Henry H.

LanglandsShahidi Method and Poles of Automorphic $L$Functions: Application to Exterior Square $L$Functions
In this paper we use LanglandsShahidi method and the result of
Langlands which says that non selfconjugate maximal parabolic
subgroups do not contribute to the residual spectrum, to prove the
holomorphy of several \emph{completed} automorphic $L$functions on the
whole complex plane which appear in constant terms of the Eisenstein
series. They include the exterior square $L$functions of $\GL_n$, $n$
odd, the RankinSelberg $L$functions of $\GL_n\times \GL_m$, $n\ne m$,
and $L$functions $L(s,\sigma,r)$, where $\sigma$ is a generic
cuspidal representation of $\SO_{10}$ and $r$ is the halfspin
representation of $\GSpin(10, \mathbb{C})$. The main part is
proving the holomorphy and nonvanishing of the local normalized
intertwining operators by reducing them to natural conjectures in
harmonic analysis, such as standard module conjecture.
Categories:11F, 22E 

222. CJM 1999 (vol 51 pp. 771)
 Flicker, Yuval Z.

Stable BiPeriod Summation Formula and Transfer Factors
This paper starts by introducing a biperiodic summation formula
for automorphic forms on a group $G(E)$, with periods by a subgroup
$G(F)$, where $E/F$ is a quadratic extension of number fields. The
split case, where $E = F \oplus F$, is that of the standard trace
formula. Then it introduces a notion of stable biconjugacy, and
stabilizes the geometric side of the biperiod summation formula.
Thus weighted sums in the stable biconjugacy class are expressed
in terms of stable biorbital integrals. These stable integrals
are on the same endoscopic groups $H$ which occur in the case of
standard conjugacy.
The spectral side of the biperiod summation formula involves
periods, namely integrals over the group of $F$adele points of
$G$, of cusp forms on the group of $E$adele points on the group
$G$. Our stabilization suggests that such cusp formswith non
vanishing periodsand the resulting biperiod distributions
associated to ``periodic'' automorphic forms, are related to
analogous biperiod distributions associated to ``periodic''
automorphic forms on the endoscopic symmetric spaces $H(E)/H(F)$.
This offers a sharpening of the theory of liftings, where periods
play a key role.
The stabilization depends on the ``fundamental lemma'', which
conjectures that the unit elements of the Hecke algebras on $G$ and
$H$ have matching orbital integrals. Even in stating this
conjecture, one needs to introduce a ``transfer factor''. A
generalization of the standard transfer factor to the biperiodic
case is introduced. The generalization depends on a new definition
of the factors even in the standard case.
Finally, the fundamental lemma is verified for $\SL(2)$.
Categories:11F72, 11F70, 14G27, 14L35 

223. CJM 1999 (vol 51 pp. 266)
 Deitmar, Anton; Hoffman, Werner

Spectral Estimates for Towers of Noncompact Quotients
We prove a uniform upper estimate on the number of cuspidal
eigenvalues of the $\Ga$automorphic Laplacian below a given bound
when $\Ga$ varies in a family of congruence subgroups of a given
reductive linear algebraic group. Each $\Ga$ in the family is assumed
to contain a principal congruence subgroup whose index in $\Ga$ does
not exceed a fixed number. The bound we prove depends linearly on the
covolume of $\Ga$ and is deduced from the analogous result about the
cutoff Laplacian. The proof generalizes the heatkernel method which
has been applied by Donnelly in the case of a fixed lattice~$\Ga$.
Categories:11F72, 58G25, 22E40 

224. CJM 1999 (vol 51 pp. 225)
 Betke, U.; Böröczky, K.

Asymptotic Formulae for the Lattice Point Enumerator
Let $M$ be a convex body such that the boundary has positive
curvature. Then by a well developed theory dating back to Landau and
Hlawka for large $\lambda$ the number of lattice points in $\lambda M$
is given by $G(\lambda M) =V(\lambda M) + O(\lambda^{d1\varepsilon
(d)})$ for some positive $\varepsilon(d)$. Here we give for general
convex bodies the weaker estimate
\[
\left G(\lambda M) V(\lambda M) \right 
\le \frac{1}{2} S_{\Z^d}(M) \lambda^{d1}+o(\lambda^{d1})
\]
where $S_{\Z^d}(M)$ denotes the lattice surface area of $M$. The term
$S_{\Z^d}(M)$ is optimal for all convex bodies and $o(\lambda^{d1})$
cannot be improved in general. We prove that the same estimate even
holds if we allow small deformations of $M$.
Further we deal with families $\{P_\lambda\}$ of convex bodies where
the only condition is that the inradius tends to infinity. Here we have
\[
\left G(P_\lambda)V(P_\lambda) \right
\le dV(P_\lambda,K;1)+o \bigl( S(P_\lambda) \bigr)
\]
where the convex body $K$ satisfies some simple condition,
$V(P_\lambda,K;1)$ is some mixed volume and $S(P_\lambda)$ is the
surface area of $P_\lambda$.
Categories:11P21, 52C07 

225. CJM 1999 (vol 51 pp. 176)
 van der Poorten, Alfred; Williams, Kenneth S.

Values of the Dedekind Eta Function at Quadratic Irrationalities
Let $d$ be the discriminant of an imaginary quadratic field. Let
$a$, $b$, $c$ be integers such that
$$
b^2  4ac = d, \quad a > 0, \quad \gcd (a,b,c) = 1.
$$
The value of $\bigl\eta \bigl( (b + \sqrt{d})/2a \bigr) \bigr$ is
determined explicitly, where $\eta(z)$ is Dedekind's eta function
$$
\eta (z) = e^{\pi iz/12} \prod^\ty_{m=1} (1  e^{2\pi imz})
\qquad \bigl( \im(z) > 0 \bigr). %\eqno({\rm im}(z)>0).
$$
Keywords:Dedekind eta function, quadratic irrationalities, binary quadratic forms, form class group Categories:11F20, 11E45 
