We study the second moment of the central values of quadratic twists of a modular L-function. Unconditionally, we obtain a lower bound which matches the conjectured asymptotic formula, while on GRH we prove the asymptotic formula itself.
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Kannan Soundararajan, Matthew P. Young, The second moment of quadratic twists of modular <em>L</em>-functions. J. Eur. Math. Soc. 12 (2010), no. 5, pp. 1097–1116DOI 10.4171/JEMS/224