MODULAR FORMS

Holomorphic Modular forms: motivation and introduction, Eisentein series, cusp forms, Fourier expansion of Poincare series and Petersson trace formula, Hecke operators and overview of newform theory, Kloosterman sums and bounds for Fourier coefficients, Automorphic L-functions, Dirichlet-twists and Weil's converse theorm, Theta functions and representation by quadratic forms, Convolution: the Rankin-Selberg method.

(Further topics if time permits: Non-holomorphic modular forms (overview), Siegel modular forms (introduction), Elliptic curves and cusp forms, spectral theory, analytic questions related to modular forms.)

Prerequisites :

Basics of number theory, complex analysis, preferably some familiarity with MA 215 (Introduction to Modular Forms) but not necessary.

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