Questions about modular forms and related areas

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### Split multiplicative galois representation and specialization

My questions stems from my attempt to understand the paper of Greenberg and Stevens about the Mazur-tate-Teitelbaum conjecture (you can find the paper here). To understand this question you probably ...

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### How to show this bound? [closed]

Let $f$ be a primitive of an even weight $k\geq 2$ for the full modular group and denote $\lambda_f(n)$ its $n$-th normalized Fourier coefficient. Can someone provide me with explicit constants for ...

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### Comparison of algebraic and analytic q-expansion

I would like to check that algebraic and analytic q-expansion of a modular form coincide.
I'm thinking about modular forms as global sections of some sheaf on modular curves. If $X$ is a modular ...

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### Special fibre of the modular curve $X(N)$

Let $N$ be an integer $\geq 3$ and $X(N)\rightarrow \mathrm{Spec } \mathbb{Z}[1/N]$ is the projective smooth modular curve defined in Deligne-Rappoport. Is there an exemple of $N$ for which the ...

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### Equivalent definitions of the Hasse invariant

As probably many others before me, I got stuck in verifying all the nice properties of the Hasse invariant.
Let me start by recalling one definition:
Let $E\to S$ be an elliptic curve in ...

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### Congruence Primes and Modular Degrees

Let $\mathcal{S}=S_2(\Gamma_0(N) \cap \mathbf{Z} [[ q ]]$ be the set of cusp forms of weight $2$ on $\Gamma_0(N)$ with integral coefficients.
Let $f \in \mathcal{S}$ be a normalized newform, so it ...

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### An electronic copy of Vishik's work on $p$-adic $L$-functions for modular forms

This question is very simple.
Would someone be so nice as to send me an electronic copy of M. M. Vishik, Non-Archimedean measures connected with Dirichlet series, Mat. Sb. (N.S.), 1976, Volume ...

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### Maass form properties and their fourier coefficients

Some Maass form can be written ($K_{iR}$ is the K-Bessel function):
$$f(x+iy)=\sum_{n \ne 0}^{\infty} a_n \sqrt{y} \;K_{iR}(2\pi |n| y) \; e^{2 i\pi nx}$$
with the $a_n$ multiplicative, but inversly ...

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### Applications of Level Lowering

What are some applications/consequences of level lowering of Galois representations? I understand the application of Ribet's theorem in the proof of Fermat's last theorem but I am wondering what other ...

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### Sphere packings : what next after the recent breakthrough of Viazovska (et al.)?

Given the march 2016 breakthrough concerning sphere packings by Viazovska for the case of dimension 8, and by Cohn, Kumar, Miller, Radchenko and Viazovska for the case of dimension 24, it follows that ...

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### Soluble base change of the modularity

For the irreducible Galois representation
rho: G_Q ---＞ GL_2(A),
assume that there is a cyclic extension K over Q s.t. K is totally real and the restriction of rho to the Galois group G_K of K is ...

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### Does X(13) have potentially good reduction at 13?

The complete level modular curve $X(p)$ does not have potentially good reduction at $p$ for any $p \neq 2,3,5,7,13$ because then there are cusp forms on $X_0(p)$ showing up in the cohomology of ...

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### Field cut out by a CM modular form is imaginary

Let $f=\sum_{n=1}^\infty a_nq^n$ be a newform of level $N$ and weight $k\ge 2$. Suppose that $f$ is a CM modular form in the sense of §3 of Ribet's paper Galois representations attached to eigenforms ...

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### The Fricke involution and expansions at infinity

Let $p$ be prime, and $f$ be a modular form for $\Gamma_0 (p)$ whose expansion at infinity has coefficients in ${\mathbb Z}\left[1/p\right]$. I'd like a down to earth proof that the same holds true ...

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### Computing coefficients for the slash operator of a modular form

Suppose $f$ is a classical modular form of weight $r$ for a (congruence) group $\Gamma$. Let $\gamma$ be any matrix in $\operatorname{SL}_2(\mathbb{Z})$. Then the slash operator $|_\gamma$ is usually ...

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### the shifted convolution sums and the sub convexity problem for l functions

in the paper of gergely harcos, an additive problem in the fourier coefficients of cusp forms, a bound for the shifted convolution sums for hecke eigenvalues was explicited and i thought that his ...

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### Is Faltings' $p$-adic Eichler-Shimura isomorphism the $p$-adic comparison isomorphism?

This is a question about Faltings' $p$-adic Eichler-Shimura isomorphism from his 1987 article "Hodge-Tate structures and Modular Forms".
Let $N\ge5$, $k\ge2$ be integers. Denote by $X(N)$ the proper ...

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### What is the best way to learn about Modular Forms?

I am a senior Mathematics Major, and I am interesting in learning about Modular Forms. I have a layman's general sense of what they are but I was wondering if there is a lecture(I am willing to pay) ...

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### Up to $2000$, $A145722(n-1) \equiv \sigma(4n-3) \pmod{5}$

A145722 is
Expansion of f(q) * f(q^5) / phi(-q^2)^2 in powers of q where f(), phi() are Ramanujan theta functions.
Using the pari program and offset 0, up to ...

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### Weight 12 cusp forms for $\Gamma_0(p)$

Let $S_k$ be the space of weight 12 cusp forms of $\Gamma_0(p)$, ($p$ prime), then Sage tells that $\dim S_k^{\text{new}}=\dim S_k-2$. Thus the old forms spans a 2-dimensional subspace. One of the ...

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### Comparison of sheaves of modular forms

Let $\pi:E\to X$ the universal generalized elliptic curve over the compactified modular curve, with zero section $e: X\to E$. Now consider the following two sheaves on $X$:
$e^*\Omega^1_{E/X}$ and ...

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### p-adic modular forms, Hecke algebra, deformation theory and modular curves.

Let $h^{ord}(N,\mathcal{O})$ be the $p$-ordinary Hecke algebra, and $\mathfrak{m}$ be a maximal ideal of the semi local ring $h^{ord}(N,\mathcal{O})$ corresponding to a residual representation ...

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### Control theory for Kitagawa's $\Lambda$-adic modular symbols

Let $p$ be a prime, $\Gamma=1+p\mathbb Z_p$ and $\Lambda=\mathbb Z_p[[\Gamma]]$ the Iwasawa algebra. Let $\kappa\colon\Gamma\rightarrow\mathbb Z_p^\times$ be the inclusion. For a character ...

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### How different can characters be for a sum of modular forms to still be in Gamma_0?

I have a modular form I am constructing out of sums and products of various dissected divisor-sum series, namely forms of the type $$f_i = \sum_{j=0}^\infty \sigma_1(36j+i) q^{36j+i}.$$
Each of these ...

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### Is special value of Epstein zeta function in 3 variables a period?

Kontsevich-Zagier's article "Periods" contains the following question
Is $\displaystyle \sum_{x,y,z \in \mathbb{Z}}' \frac{1}{(x^2+y^2+z^2)^2}$ an extended period?
($\sum'$ means we do not sum ...

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### Lifting the Hasse invariant mod $2$

Katz defines in Section 2.0 $p$-adic properties of modular schemes and modular forms the Hasse invariant as a mod $p$ modular form $A$ of weight $p-1$. In other words, it is a section of ...

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### Lifting a real quadratic twist of an Elliptic Curve to the modular curve

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve of conductor $N\cdot p^2$ over $\mathbb{Q}$, defined by the equation
$$y^2=x^3+p^2b\cdot x + p^3\cdot c$$
and parametrized by a map
$$X_{0}(N\cdot {p}^{2})\rightarrow E$$
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### Adelic and classical modular forms on quaternion algebras

Let $R$ be an Eichler order of an indefinite quaternion algebra $B/\mathbb{Q}$ (suppose B is not the collection of $2\times 2$ matrices) and $S$ the corresponding Shimura Curve. Modular forms of ...

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### Riemann-Roch for curves over Dedekind domains and base-change for modular forms

In p-adic properties of modular schemes and modular forms Katz formulates the following base change theorem as Theorem 1.7.1
Let $n\geq 3$ and $\overline{\mathcal{M}}_n$ be the compactified moduli ...

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### What do we know about the structure of $J_{0}(N)$ over $\mathbb{Q}[{\mu}_{{p}^{\infty}},{{k}}^{\frac{{1}}{{p}^{n}}}])$?

What is known about the structure of $J_{0}(N)$ over $\mathbb{Q}[\mu_{p^{\infty}}]$?
More generally, what do we know about $J_{0}(N)$ over
$\mathbb{Q}[\mu_{p^{\infty}},k^{1/p^{n}}]$, where ...

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### Polygonal Mersenne numbers [closed]

I posted the same question on Math SE since this one got put on hold.
Link to Math SE question:Polygonal Mersenne numbers
Polygonal numbers are of the form $\cfrac {n^2(s-2)-n(s-4)}{2}$, where $s$ ...

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### How to determine whether a power of eta function is a eigenform? [closed]

I find that it is complicated to do this from the definition. In fact, I know that $\eta^k(m z)$ is a eigenform for $k=1,2,3,4,6,8,12,24$ and $m=\frac{24}{gcd(k,24)}$. What I want to know is the cases ...

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### Analytic continuation for $L$-functions of elliptic curves

Let $E$ be an elliptic curve over a number field.
When $E$ has no CM and is a $\mathbb Q$-curve (i.e. it is $\overline{\mathbb Q}$-isogenous to all of its conjugates), it is nowadays known that $E$ ...

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### Upper bound on level of a congruence subgroup of the modular group

Let $\Gamma = PSL(2,\mathbb{Z}) = \langle S,T \ | \ S^2=(ST)^3=1 \rangle$. Let $G$ be some mystery normal subgroup of $\Gamma$ that we happen to think may be congruence. Recall that a subgroup of ...

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### How do the Dim($K_f / \mathbf{Q}$) vary for all f in a given $S_k(\Gamma(N))$?

For the theory of classical modular forms, the space of new forms $S_k^{new}(\Gamma(N))$ has a basis of Hecke eigenforms $\{ f_i = \sum a_n q^n : a_1=1, a_n \in \bar{\mathbb{Q}}\}$
Given $k$ and $N$ ...

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### Jacquet's approach to Rankin--Selberg L-functions

In his book "Automorphic Forms on GL(2), II", Springer Lecture Notes vol. 278, Jacquet defines the Rankin--Selberg L-function of $\pi_1 \times \pi_2$, where $\pi_i$ are automorphic representations of ...

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### Tables of eigenvalues for Hilbert newforms of level $\mathfrak{p}$

Bit of a naïve question but are there tables of Hecke eigenvalues for Hilbert newforms over say real quadratic fields (of parallel weight not necessarily equal to 2 and level ...

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### How much can an Eisenstein series be truncated?

For ease of exposition, I will stick to the simplest case: consider the Eisenstein series for $SL_2(\bf R)$
$$E(z,s)=\sum_{\gamma\in P_{\bf Z}\backslash SL_2(\bf Z)}\text{Im}(\gamma ...

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### $p$-th Fourier coefficients of newforms of level $\Gamma_1(N)$ with $p|N$

Let $f$ be a newform of level $\Gamma_1(N)$ and character $\chi$ which is not induced by a character mod $N/p$. I learned from these notes by Ribet and Stein that $|a_p|=p^{(k-1)/2}$ where $k$ is the ...

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### Computing millions of coefficients of non self-dual modular forms

To test some conjectures made by some colleagues, I need to compute millions of coefficients of non self-dual modular forms, preferably in low weight (say 2 or 3). A form such as this.
For elliptic ...

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### Plot of Ramanujan tau function

There is a picture on wikipedia of Ramanujan tau function. At first I noticed that there are exceptional red point (where the red points are sparse in the lower part), this should be due to Sato-Tate ...

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### How are holomorphic and real-analytic Eisenstein series related?

This is certainly not a research level question, but I didn't get an answer to my question on MSE, so here goes:
The holomorphic Eisenstein series can be given as
$$G_{2k}(z)=\sum_{(c,d)\in{\bf ...

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### degree of Hecke field (number field of an eigenform)

Let $f\in S_k(\Gamma_1(N))$ be an eigenform, and $K_f$ be its number field, which is of finite degree over $\mathbb{Q}$. Consider the following statements.
1, $[K_f:\mathbb{Q}]=\#\{$Galois conjugates ...

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### Do “most” modular forms have no extra twists?

Let $f$ be a modular form -- more specifically, a normalized new eigenform which is not of CM type.
We say $f$ has extra twists if there exists some $\sigma \in \operatorname{Aut}( \mathbf{C})$ such ...

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### Does a modular function primitive for $\Gamma$ generate the function field of $\mathcal{H}/\Gamma$?

Let $f$ be a modular function (that is, a meromorphic modular form of weight 0) holomorphic on $\mathcal{H}$ which is invariant under $\Gamma\le SL_2(\mathbb{Z})$ (not necessarily congruence!), and ...

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### Congruences between modular forms and the eigencurve construction

This question might be too conceptual.
Congruences between modular forms (due to Shimura, Hida, etc) are really amazing. I know that the eigencurve construction are closely related to these ...

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### When is the image of a 2-dim l-adic representation associated to a modular form open

I know the following theorems by Serre:
1, The 2-dim l-adic representation associated to a non-CM elliptic curve is open.
2, The 2-dim l-adic representation associated the weight-12 cusp form ...

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### Zeros of eigenforms at a given elliptic curve

Let $N$ be an integer and $s \in X_1(N)(\mathbb C) = \Gamma_1(N) \backslash \mathbb H^*$, then one can define $T(s,N)$ to be the number of eigenforms in $S_2(\Gamma_1(N))$ that have a zero at $s$ [1].
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### Type of a modular form

Let $f$ be an arbitrary weight 1 newform. We know by Serre-Deligne that there is an odd 2-dimensional irreducible Artin representation $\rho$ such that $L_f(s)=L(\rho,s)$.
I was wondering how much ...

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### rings of modular functions on the upper half plane

Let $\Gamma_1\le SL_2(\mathbb{Z})$ be a noncongruence subgroup of finite index.
Let $\Gamma_2\le SL_2(\mathbb{Z})$ be another subgroup of finite index.
Let $M_0(\Gamma_i)$ denote the ring of modular ...