# Log-free zero density estimates for automorphic $L$-functions

Journal Article

We prove a log-free zero density estimate for automorphic $L$-functions defined over a number field $k$. This work generalizes and sharpens the method of pseudo-characters and the large sieve used earlier by Kowalski and Michel. As applications, we demonstrate for a particular family of number fields of degree $n$ over $k$ (for any $n$) that an effective Chebotarev density theorem and a bound on $\ell$-torsion in class groups hold for almost all fields in the family.

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