Elliptic Functions and Equations of Modular Curves

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
I will talk about an old paper joint with Paul Gunnells and Sorin Popescu that explicitly describes modular curves for congruence subgroups $\Gamma_1(p)$ of $SL_2(Z)$ as intersections of quadrics in a projective space. I will aim to keep the talk accessible to graduate students.
Speaker: 
Lev Borisov
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 322