Counting lattice points in norm balls on higher rank simple Lie groups

Alexander Gorodnik (Gorodnyk), Amos Nevo, Gal Yehoshua

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We establish an error estimate for counting lattice points in Euclidean norm balls (associated to an arbitrary irreducible linear representation) for lattices in simple Lie groups of real rank at least two. Our approach utilizes refined spectral estimates based on the existence of universal pointwise bounds for spherical functions on the groups involved. We focus particularly on the case of the special linear groups where we give a detailed proof of error estimates which constitute the first improvement of the best current bound established by Duke, Rudnick and Sarnak in 1991, and are nearly twice as good in some cases.
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Publication statusSubmitted - 30 Aug 2016


  • math.NT
  • 37A17, 11K60

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