Spectral Theory Seminar   RSS

03/06/2004, 11:00 — 12:00 — Room P4.35, Mathematics Building
, Instituto Superior Técnico

Geometry and spectral theory of modular curves.

Modular curves and modular forms are defined, and used to describe some important problems in geometry and number theory. We also present some results about the spectrum of the Laplacian on these algebraic curves, viewed as open Riemann surfaces.