Inventiones mathematicae

, Volume 177, Issue 3, pp 631–681

Faltings heights of CM cycles and derivatives of L-functions

Authors

    • Fachbereich MathematikTechnische Universität Darmstadt
  • Tonghai Yang
    • Department of MathematicsUniversity of Wisconsin Madison
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00222-009-0192-8

Cite this article as:
Bruinier, J.H. & Yang, T. Invent. math. (2009) 177: 631. doi:10.1007/s00222-009-0192-8

Abstract

We study the Faltings height pairing of arithmetic special divisors and CM cycles on Shimura varieties associated to orthogonal groups. We compute the Archimedean contribution to the height pairing and derive a conjecture relating the total pairing to the central derivative of a Rankin L-function. We prove the conjecture in certain cases where the Shimura variety has dimension 0, 1, or 2. In particular, we obtain a new proof of the Gross-Zagier formula.

Mathematics Subject Classification (2000)

14G4011G1811F67

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