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Nov 28th 2016

Jacobi modular forms: 30 ans après (Coursera)

This is a master course given in Moscow at the Laboratory of Algebraic Geometry of the National Research University Higher School of Economics by Valery Gritsenko, a professor of University Lille 1, France. Jacobi forms are holomorphic functions in two complex variables. They are modular in one variable and abelian (or double periodic) in another variable. The theory of Jacobi modular forms became an independent research subject after the famous book of Martin Eichler and Don Zagier “Jacobi modular forms” (Progress in Mathematics, vol. 55, 1985) which was cited more than a thousand times in research papers.

This is due to many applications of Jacobi forms in arithmetic, topology, algebraic and differential geometry, mathematical and theoretical physics, in the theory of Lie algebras, etc. The list of mentioned subjects shows that my course might be useful for master and Ph.D. students working in different directions.

Motivated undergraduate students can also study this subject. To follow the course one has to know only elementary basic facts from the theory of modular forms (for example, the paragraphs 1-4 of the chapter VII of Serre’s “A Course in Arithmetic” are enough).

The main hero of the course is the Jacobi theta-series. Using it we will construct a lot of concrete examples of Jacobi forms in one or many abelian variables, in particular, Jacobi forms for root systems.

For some of you, who will be successful with the theoretical exercises of the course, I am ready to formulate research problems for Master or Ph.D. thesis. (Ph.D. support might be available at CEMPI in Lille or at the Faculty of Mathematics of National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow)


Syllabus


WEEK 1

Introduction to the Course

Welcome to the course! I hope you have an opportunity to reserve some time to explore the course content, course logic and our grading policy. The course consists of 12 lectures. This course will help you to start your progress in the field of the theory of Jacobi modular forms. Best regards, Valery Gritsenko

Jacobi modular forms: motivations

This module is devoted to motivations to study Jacobi forms. We provide some first examples including theta-functions. Also there is a peer review in the end of this module.

Graded: Exercises 1


WEEK 2

Jacobi modular forms: the first definition

This module is devoted to the first definition of Jacobi forms. In this module we also define Jacobi modular group. Also there is a peer review in the end of this module.

Graded: Exercises 2


WEEK 3

Jacobi modular group and the second definition of Jacobi forms. Special values of Jacobi modular forms

This module is devoted to the second definition of Jacobi forms. In this module we also consider special values of Jacobi forms. Also there is a peer review in the end of this module.

Graded: Exercises 3


WEEK 4

Zeros of Jacobi forms. The Jacobi theta-series, the Dedekind eta-function and the first examples of Jacobi modular forms

This module is devoted to zeros of Jacobi modular forms, their Taylor extensions and the first examples of Jacobi forms. Using classical Jacobi theta-series and Dedekind eta-function we construct a series of Jacobi forms. Also there is a peer review in the end of this module.

Graded: Exercises 4


WEEK 5

The Jacobi theta-series as Jacobi modular form. The basic Jacobi modular forms

This module is devoted to detailed study of Jacobi theta-series. We will discuss abelian, modular and some other properties of this function. Also there is a peer review in the end of this module.

Graded: Exercises 5


WEEK 6

Theta-blocks, theta-quarks and the first Jacobi cusp form of weight 2

This module is devoted to very important notion of theta-blocks and theta-quarks. In this module we also construct the first Jacobi form of weight 2. Also there is a peer review in the end of this module.

Graded: Exercises 6


WEEK 7

Jacobi forms in many variables and the Eichler-Zagier Jacobi forms

This module is devoted to Jacobi forms in many variables. In this module we also define classical Eichler-Zagier Jacobi forms in terms of Jacobi forms in many variables. Also there is a peer review in the end of this module.

Graded: Exercises 7


WEEK 8

Jacobi forms in many variables and the splitting principle. Theta-quarks as a pull-back. Weak Jacobi forms in many variables

In this module we continue studying Jacobi forms in many variables. Among other things we discuss splitting principle and realize theta-quarks as a pull-back. Also there is a peer review in the end of this module.

Graded: Exercises 8


WEEK 9

The Weil representation and vector valued modular forms. Jacobi forms of singular weight

This module is devoted to very useful notion of the Weil representation and vector-valued modular forms. In this module we also define Jacobi forms of singular weight. Also there is a peer review in the end of this module.

Graded: Exercises 9


WEEK 10

Quasi-modular Eisenstein series. The automorphic correction of Jacobi forms and Taylor expansions

This module is devoted to Quasi-modular Eisenstein series. In this module we also define the automorpic correction of Jacobi forms and its Taylor expansion that gives us the way to construct the series of Jacobi forms. Also there is a peer review in the end of this module.

Graded: Exercises 10


WEEK 11

Modular differential operators. The graded ring of the weak Jacobi modular forms

This module is devoted to Modular differential operators. In this module we also consider the Jacobi forms as the space with the structure of the bigraded ring. Also there is a peer review in the end of this module.

Graded: Exercises 11


WEEK 12

Jacobi type forms and the generalisation of the Cohen-Kuznetsov-Zagier operator

The last module is devoted to Jacobi type forms. In this module we also consider the generalisation of the Cohen-Kuznetsov-Zagier operator. Also there is a peer review in the end of this module.

Graded: Exercises 12