Monday, September 26 2016
15:30 - 16:30

Room 326

Statistics of Hecke Eigenvalues: Beyond Equidistribution.

Neha Prabhu


A famous conjecture of Sato and Tate (now a celebrated theorem of
Taylor et al) predicts that the normalised p-th Fourier coefficients of a non-CM
Hecke eigenform follow the semicircle distribution as we vary the primes p. In 1997,
Serre obtained a distribution law for the vertical analogue of the Sato-Tate family,
where one fixes a prime p and considers the family of p-th coefficients of Hecke
eigenforms. In this talk, we address a situation in which we vary the primes as well
as families of Hecke eigenforms. In 2006, Nagoshi obtained distribution measures
for Fourier coefficients of Hecke eigenforms in these families. We consider another
quantity, namely the number of primes p for which the p-th Fourier coefficient of
a Hecke eigenform lies in a fixed interval I. On averaging over families of Hecke
eigenforms, we obtain a conditional central limit theorem for this quantity. This is
joint work with Kaneenika Sinha.

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