The role of automorphic forms as intertwiners between various representations of free group factors was discovered a long time ago by Vaughan Jones, starting with a remarkable formula relating Peterson scalar product with the intrinsical trace. The intertwiner associated to an automorphic form is an eclectic object, not much can be computed, but the Muray von Neuman dimension can be used to get hints on its image. Vaughan Jones used that to settle the problem of finding analytic functions vanishing on the orbit under the modular group of a point in the upper half plane. In past work of the speaker, it was put in evidence that this is related to equivariant Berezin quantization.
This leads to a different representation of free group factors and to the existence of a quantum dynamics whose associated unbounded Hochschild 2- cocycle is related to the isomorphism problem. I will explain some concrete formulae and some new interpretation of the associated quantum dynamics |