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Volume 30, Issue 3


Period relations for cusp forms of GSp4

Harald GrobnerORCID iD: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9400-6221 / Ronnie Sebastian
Published Online: 2017-08-15 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/forum-2017-0005


Let F be a totally real number field and let π be a cuspidal automorphic representation of GSp4(𝔸F), which contributes irreducibly to coherent cohomology. If π has a Bessel model, we may attach a period p(π) to this datum. In the present paper, which is Part I in a series of two, we establish a relation of these Bessel periods p(π) and all of their twists p(πξ) under arbitrary algebraic Hecke characters ξ. In the appendix, we show that (𝔤,K)-cohomological cusp forms of GSp4(𝔸F) all qualify to be of the above type – providing a large source of examples. We expect that these period relations for GSp4(𝔸F) will allow a conceptual, fine treatment of rationality relations of special values of the spin L-function, which we hope to report on in Part II of this paper.

Keywords: Period relations; cuspidal automorphic representations; coherent cohomology

MSC 2010: 11F67; 11F41; 11F70; 11F75; 22E55


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About the article

Received: 2017-01-10

Revised: 2017-07-15

Published Online: 2017-08-15

Published in Print: 2018-05-01

The first author is supported by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), START-prize Y966-N35 and stand-alone-research project P 25974-N25. The second author was partly supported by a DST INSPIRE grant.

Citation Information: Forum Mathematicum, Volume 30, Issue 3, Pages 581–598, ISSN (Online) 1435-5337, ISSN (Print) 0933-7741, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/forum-2017-0005.

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