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Are there applications of modular forms to areas other than Number Theory (and Galois Theory) such as Combinatorics, Algebraic Topology, Algebraic Geometry, Theoretical Physics,...?

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closed as not a real question by HJRW, Andy Putman, Ryan Budney, Pete L. Clark, Yemon Choi Oct 7 '10 at 5:19

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Yup.$ $ $ $ $ $ – S. Carnahan Oct 7 '10 at 4:02
A related question has already been asked, with answers that (somewhat adequately) cover your question too:… – Peter Humphries Oct 7 '10 at 4:06
Googling "applications of modular forms" yields 329,000 hits. – David Hansen Oct 7 '10 at 4:09
That would be an ecumenical matter – Yemon Choi Oct 7 '10 at 5:18
Yoou might consult Sarnak's Some Applications of Modular Forms:… – Robin Chapman Oct 7 '10 at 6:31

I am by no means an expert, in fact I don't really know what a modular form is! But yes.


or if you want more,


You may want to try asking a more specific question if there's something you've been wondering about. Otherwise is seems a bit too vague to really address here.

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