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Moments of the Hurwitz zeta function on the critical line

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 November 2022

ANURAG SAHAY*
Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, University of Rochester, Hylan Building, 140 Trustee Road, Rochester, NY 14620, U.S.A. e-mail: anuragsahay@rochester.edu

Abstract

We study the moments $M_k(T;\,\alpha) = \int_T^{2T} |\zeta(s,\alpha)|^{2k}\,dt$ of the Hurwitz zeta function $\zeta(s,\alpha)$ on the critical line, $s = 1/2 + it$ with a rational shift $\alpha \in \mathbb{Q}$ . We conjecture, in analogy with the Riemann zeta function, that $M_k(T;\,\alpha) \sim c_k(\alpha) T (\!\log T)^{k^2}$ . Using heuristics from analytic number theory and random matrix theory, we conjecturally compute $c_k(\alpha)$ . In the process, we investigate moments of products of Dirichlet L-functions on the critical line. We prove some of our conjectures for the cases $k = 1,2$ .

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