Number Theory Seminar: Jordan Schettler (UCSB), 'Theory of Classical Modular Forms and Symbols'

Event Date: 

Friday, February 8, 2013 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Event Location: 

  • 6617 South Hall

Event Contact: 

Jordan Schettler
Email: jcs@math.ucsb.edu

We will begin by motivating the definition of modular symbols for cusp forms of weight 2 by considering special values of L-functions of elliptic curves over the rationals. From here we will generalize this definition to higher weights (and then in general), define Hecke actions, and state the Eichler-Shimura Theorem.