On Linnik and Selberg’s conjecture about sums of Kloosterman sums

Peter Sarnak, Jacob Tsimerman

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We examine the Linnik and Selberg Conjectures concerning sums of Kloosterman sums, in all its aspects (x, m and n). We correct the precise form of the Conjecture and establish an analogue of Kuznetzov’s 1/6 exponent in the mn aspect. This, perhaps somewhat surprisingly, is connected with the transional ranges associated with asymptotics of Bessel Functions of large order.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProgress in Mathematics
PublisherSpringer Basel
Number of pages17
StatePublished - 2009

Publication series

NameProgress in Mathematics
ISSN (Print)0743-1643
ISSN (Electronic)2296-505X

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analysis
  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Geometry and Topology


  • Kloosterman sums
  • Kuznetzov formula
  • Ramanujan-Selberg conjectures


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