Elliptic Functions and Equations of Modular Curves

Elliptic Functions and Equations of Modular Curves

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Lev Borisov, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Fine Hall 322

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.