Department of Mathematics

Modular Forms

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Lecturer Prof. Dr. Ö. Imamoglu Lectures Tue 13-14, HG G 5
Thu 8-10, HG D 3.2
Coordinators Claire Burrin
Simon Häberli
Exercise classes Tue 14-15, HG E 33.1

Start of lectures: September 15th 2015


September 15 and September 22:
13-14 lecture in HG G 5
14-15 lecture in HG E 33.1

During the first two weeks of the semester, there will be four hours lecture per week. The exercises will then start in the third week of the semester.

Start of exercise classes: September 29th 2015


Basic definitions and properties of SL(2,Z), its subgroups and modular forms for SL(2,Z).

Eisenstein and Poincaré series.

L-functions of modular forms.

Hecke operators.

Theta functions.

Possibly Maass forms.

Possibly automorphic forms for more general groups.



J.P. Serre, A Course in Arithmetic
N. Koblitz, Introduction to Elliptic Curves and Modular Forms
D. Zagier, The 1-2-3 of Modular Forms
H. Iwaniec, Topics in Classical Automorphic Forms


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