Artin L-functions of small conductor

John W. Jones, David P. Roberts

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    We study the problem of finding the Artin L-functions with the smallest conductor for a given Galois type. We adapt standard analytic techniques to our novel situation of fixed Galois type and obtain much improved lower bounds on the smallest conductor. For small Galois types we use complete tables of number fields to determine the actual smallest conductor.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number16
    JournalResearch in Number Theory
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2017


    • Artin representation
    • Conductor
    • L-function
    • Number field

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