Quantum unique ergodicity for ${\rm SL}_2(\mathbb{Z})\backslash\mathbb{H}$


We eliminate the possibility of “escape of mass” for Hecke-Maass forms of large eigenvalue for the modular group. Combined with the work of Lindenstrauss, this establishes the Quantum Unique Ergodicity conjecture of Rudnick and Sarnak for Hecke-Maass forms on the modular surface ${\rm SL}_2(\mathbb{Z})\backslash \mathbb{H}$.


Kannan Soundararajan

Stanford University
Department of Mathematics
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