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1. CJM Online first

Salazar, Daniel Barrera; Williams, Chris
$P$-adic $L$-functions for GL$_2$
Since Rob Pollack and Glenn Stevens used overconvergent modular symbols to construct $p$-adic $L$-functions for non-critical slope rational modular forms, the theory has been extended to construct $p$-adic $L$-functions for non-critical slope automorphic forms over totally real and imaginary quadratic fields by the first and second authors respectively. In this paper, we give an analogous construction over a general number field. In particular, we start by proving a control theorem stating that the specialisation map from overconvergent to classical modular symbols is an isomorphism on the small slope subspace. We then show that if one takes the modular symbol attached to a small slope cuspidal eigenform, then one can construct a ray class distribution from the corresponding overconvergent symbol, that moreover interpolates critical values of the $L$-function of the eigenform. We prove that this distribution is independent of the choices made in its construction. We define the $p$-adic $L$-function of the eigenform to be this distribution.

Keywords:automorphic form, GL(2), p-adic L-function, L-function, modular symbol, overconvergent, cohomology, automorphic cycle, control theorem, L-value, distribution
Categories:11F41, 11F67, 11F85, 11S40, 11M41

2. CJM 2005 (vol 57 pp. 267)

Conrad, Keith
Partial Euler Products on the Critical Line
The initial version of the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture concerned asymptotics for partial Euler products for an elliptic curve $L$-function at $s = 1$. Goldfeld later proved that these asymptotics imply the Riemann hypothesis for the $L$-function and that the constant in the asymptotics has an unexpected factor of $\sqrt{2}$. We extend Goldfeld's theorem to an analysis of partial Euler products for a typical $L$-function along its critical line. The general $\sqrt{2}$ phenomenon is related to second moments, while the asymptotic behavior (over number fields) is proved to be equivalent to a condition that in a precise sense seems much deeper than the Riemann hypothesis. Over function fields, the Euler product asymptotics can sometimes be proved unconditionally.

Keywords:Euler product, explicit formula, second moment
Categories:11M41, 11S40

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