On the universality of the Epstein zeta function
Journal article, 2020

We study universality properties of the Epstein zeta function E-n(L,s) for lattices L of large dimension n and suitable regions of complex numbers s. Our main result is that, as n -> infinity, E-n(L,s) is universal in the right half of the critical strip as L varies over all n-dimensional lattices L. The proof uses a novel combination of an approximation result for Dirichlet polynomials, a recent result on the distribution of lengths of lattice vectors in a random lattice of large dimension and a strong uniform estimate for the error term in the generalized circle problem. Using the same approach we also prove that, as n -> infinity, E-n(L-1,s) - E-n(L-2,s) is universal in the full half-plane to the right of the critical line as E-n(L,s) varies over all pairs of n-dimensional lattices. Finally, we prove a more classical universality result for E-n(L,s) in the s-variable valid for almost all lattices L of dimension n. As part of the proof we obtain a strong bound of E-n(L,s) on the critical line that is subconvex for n >= 5 and almost all n-dimensional lattices L.



Poisson process

random lattice

Epstein zeta function


Johan Andersson

Örebro University

Anders Södergren

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences, Algebra and geometry

University of Gothenburg

Commentarii Mathematici Helvetici

0010-2571 (ISSN) 1420-8946 (eISSN)

Vol. 95 1 183-209

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Computational Mathematics

Discrete Mathematics

Mathematical Analysis



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