Spectacle cycles and modular forms

Speaker: Dr. Jens Funke (Durham)

Time: 3:00PM
Date: Wed 9th February 2011

Location: Mathematical Sciences Seminar Room

The classical Shintani lift is the adjoint of the Shimura correspondence. It realizes periods of even weight cusp forms as Fourier coefficients of a half-integral modular form. In this talk we revisit the Shintani lift from (co)homological perspective. In particular, we extend the lift to Eisenstein series and give a geometric interpretation of this extension. This is joint work with John Millson.

(This talk is part of the K-Theory, Quadratic Forms and Number Theory series.)