## Abstract

The sup-norm problem in analytic number theory asks for the largest value taken by a given automorphic form. We observe that the function-field version of this problem can be reduced to the geometric problem of finding the largest dimension of the (Formula presented.) th stalk cohomology group of a given Hecke eigensheaf at any point. This problem, in turn, can be reduced to the intersection-theoretic problem of bounding the ‘polar multiplicities’ of the characteristic cycle of the Hecke eigensheaf, which in known cases is the nilpotent cone of the moduli space of Higgs bundles. We solve this problem for newforms on (Formula presented.) of squarefree level, leading to bounds on the sup-norm that are stronger than what is known in the analogous problem for newforms on (Formula presented.) (that is, classical holomorphic and Maaß modular forms.).

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 1-56 |

Number of pages | 56 |

Journal | Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society |

Volume | 123 |

Issue number | 1 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Jul 2021 |

Externally published | Yes |

## All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- General Mathematics

## Keywords

- 11F41
- 11T55
- 14F20
- 14G15 (primary)

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