ERC Advanced Grant : AAMOT (Arithmetic of Automorphic Motives)
PI : Michael HARRIS
Let $G$ be GL$(2n)$ over a totally real number field $F$, $n\geq 2$. Let $\Pi$ be a cuspidal automorphic representation of $G(\mathbb A)$, which is cohomological and a functorial lift from SO$(2n+1)$. The latter condition can be equivalently reformulated that the exterior square $L$-function of $\Pi$ has a pole at $s=1$. In this talk, we present a rationality result for the residue of the exterior square $L$-function at $s=1$ and also for the holomorphic value of the symmetric square $L$-function at $s=1$ attached to $\Pi$. As an application of the latter, we also obtain a period-free relation between certain quotients of twisted symmetric square $L$-functions and a product of Gau\ss ~sums of Hecke characters.