Séminaires : Séminaire Théorie des Nombres

Equipe(s) : fa, tn, tga,
Responsables :Marc Hindry, Bruno Kahn, Wieslawa Niziol, Cathy Swaenepoel
Email des responsables : cathy.swaenepoel@imj-prg.fr
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Orateur(s) Robert Osburn - ,
Titre The mock modularity of q-hypergeometric series
Horaire14:00 à 16:00
RésumeAn intriguing and almost completely unsolved problem is to understand the overlap between classes of q-hypergeometric series and modular forms. This challenge was the subject of George Andrews' plenary address at the UIUC Millennial Conference on Number Theory and has its origin in Ramanujan's last letter to G.H. Hardy on January~12, 1920 whereby 17 mock theta functions were introduced. We discuss recent work concerning the explicit construction of new individual examples and infinite families of mock theta functions (in the modern sense of Zagier). Additionally, we discuss various ways to produce q-hypergeometric series which are mixed mock modular forms. This is joint work with Jeremy Lovejoy (Paris 7).