Equidistribution of Eisenstein series on geodesic segments Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2018 Elsevier Inc. We show an asymptotic formula for the L2 norm of the Eisenstein series E(z,1/2+iT) restricted to a segment of a geodesic connecting infinity and an arbitrary real. For generic geodesics of this form, the asymptotic formula shows that the Eisenstein series satisfies restricted QUE. On the other hand, for rational geodesics, the Eisenstein series does not satisfy restricted quantum ergodicity. As an application, we show that the zero set of the Eisenstein series intersects every such geodesic segment, provided T is large. We also make analogous conjectures for the Maass cusp forms. In particular, we predict that cusp forms do not satisfy restricted quantum ergodicity for rational geodesics.

author list (cited authors)

  • Young, M. P.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • December 2018