Let $q$ be any prime $\equiv 7 \mod 16$, $K = \mathbb{Q}(\sqrt{-q})$, and let $H$ be the Hilbert class field of $K$. Let $A/H$ be the Gross elliptic curve defined over $H$ with complex multiplication by the ring of integers of $K$... We prove the existence of a large explicit infinite family of quadratic twists of $A$ whose complex $L$-series does not vanish at $s=1$. This non-vanishing theorem is completely new when $q > 7$. Its proof depends crucially on the results established in our earlier paper for the Iwasawa theory at the prime $p=2$ of the abelian variety $B/K$, which is the restriction of scalars from $H$ to $K$ of the elliptic curve $A$. read more

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Number Theory