Mathematische Annalen

, Volume 371, Issue 3–4, pp 1191–1227 | Cite as

On the location of the zero-free half-plane of a random Epstein zeta function

  • Andreas Strömbergsson
  • Anders SödergrenEmail author


In this note we study, for a random lattice L of large dimension n, the supremum of the real parts of the zeros of the Epstein zeta function \(E_n(L,s)\) and prove that this random variable scaled by \(n^{-1}\) has a limit distribution, which we give explicitly. This limit distribution is studied in some detail; in particular we give an explicit formula for its distribution function. Furthermore, we obtain a limit distribution for the frequency of zeros of \(E_n(L,s)\) in vertical strips contained in the half-plane \(\mathfrak {R}s>\frac{n}{2}\).



We are grateful to Daniel Fiorilli and Svante Janson for inspiring discussions and helpful remarks. We are also grateful to the referee for asking about the density of zeros; this inspired us to add Theorem 2 to the paper. The second author thanks the Institute for Advanced Study for providing excellent working conditions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden
  2. 2.School of MathematicsInstitute for Advanced StudyPrincetonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Mathematical SciencesChalmers University of Technology and the University of GothenburgGothenburgSweden

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