Research: Number Theory
Summer School 2014: Geometry and Modular Forms
From May 19 to May 23, 2014, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is hosting a summer school entitled Modular Forms and Geometry.
Modular forms play an increasingly important role in number theory and arithmetic geometry. The main focus of the summer school is the study of computional aspects of modular forms and related objects. Topics may include classical modular forms and modular symbols, group cohomology and Galois representations, and lattice enumeration and isometry testing techniques to compute with spaces of modular forms for compact forms of classical groups.
On a typical day, external and local experts gave talks in the morning, and in the afternoon students solved problems related to this material. The talks early in the week introduced the students to the subject. Talks later in the week covered related areas of current research and unsolved problems. The problems given to the students might be of a theoretical nature but could also involve programming problems and computer experiments. All problems were aimed at increasing the students’ understanding of the material by working with it.
|Time||Monday 5/19||Tuesday 5/20||Wednesday 5/21||Thursday 5/22||Friday 5/23|
|9:30||Participants: Introductions slides||Paul Gunnells: Classical modular symbols II||Matt Greenberg: Algebraic modular forms
|Paul Gunnells: Classical modular symbols III||Matt Greenberg: Lattice neighbors and Hecke operators|
|11:15||Paul Gunnells: Classical modular symbols I
|Avner Ash: Galois representations, group homology, and reciprocity (exercises)||Avner Ash: How to compute Hecke operators for GL(n)/Q||Avner Ash: The case of reducible Galois representations||Rump session|
|14:00||Matt Greenberg: Spherical Harmonics and Hecke operators (exercises)||Problem Session||Excursion to Battleground park||Problem Session||Problem Session|
|15:00||Problem Session||Problem Session||Problem Session||Problem Session|
- Ash lectures: Notes by Dan Yasaki from three lectures by Avner Ash.
- Gunnells lectures: Expanded notes from three lectures given by Paul E. Gunnells.
Information for visitors, including directions to UNCG and Petty Building.
- William Cocke (BYU)
- Thomas Alden Gassert (UMass)
- Jeffery Hein (Dartmouth College)
- Brian Hwang (Cal Tech)
- Andrew Jones (Sheffield)
- Tianyi Mao (CUNY)
- James Martin (North Texas)
- Jolanta Marzec (Bristol)
- Richard Moy (Nortwestern)
- Jesse Patsolic (Wake Forest)
- James Ricci (Wesleyan)
- Karen Taylor (Bronx Community College)
- Ka Lun (Allan) Wong (Hawaii)
- Paul Duvall (UNCG)
- Lance Everhart (UNCG)
- Ricky Farr (UNCG)
- Paula Hamby (UNCG)
- Jonathan Milstead (UNCG)
- Benjamin Manifold (UNCG)
- Brian Sinclair (UNCG)