Questions about modular forms and related areas

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Fixed field of the Nebentypus of a newform for $\Gamma_1(N)$

Let $f=\sum_{n\geq 1}\in S_2(\Gamma_1(N),\varepsilon)$ be a normalized newform without CM and with Nebentypus $\varepsilon$. Let $L=\mathbb Q(a_n\colon n\in \mathbb N)$ be the number field generated ...
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Mean value of Maass forms

Let $X = SL_2(\mathbb{Z}) \backslash \mathbb{H}$ be the modular surface. Consider a basis of $L^2$-normalized Hecke-Maass cusps forms $\phi_j$ on $X$ with $-\Delta$-eigenvalue $\lambda_j$. ...
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An old conjecture of M.Newman

M.Newman raised several questions in his 1957 paper on modular forms. Definition: $H_n$ is the subclass of all zero-free weakly modular forms of weight 0 on $\Gamma_0(n)$, where $n$ is a composite ...
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Proving the Eichler-Shimura Isomorphism defines a global section

Let $ f \in S_k(\Gamma)$ be a weight k modular cusp form of level $\Gamma$, with modular curve $Y_{\Gamma}$. Let $V^{k-2}$ be the homogenous polynomials in X and Y of degree k-2 with complex ...
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Examples of component crossing between families of modular forms

Is there a reference that contains explicit examples of component crossing of Hida families at height one primes? The paper of Emerton, Pollack, and Weston addresses component crossing obtained ...
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On $e^{\pi\sqrt{4\cdot163}}$ and unusual connections

We are familiar with the expansion of the j-function, $$j(\tau) = \tfrac{1}{q}+744+ 196884{q} + 21493760{q}^2 + \dots\tag1$$ and maybe with the approximation, $$e^{\pi\sqrt{652}} = ...
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Logarithmic view on the classical Eichler–Shimura isomorphism

[Apologies ahead of time that this question is (1) quite heavy in laying out notations, and (2) of the can-you-spot-my-error variety.] I am trying to recast the Eichler–Shimura isomorphism as a ...
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Can the pre-image of the real points in the complex upper-half plane of a modular elliptic curve under the modular parametrization be identified?

Consider an elliptic curve $E/\Bbb Q$ and let $\Phi:\Gamma_0(N)\backslash\overline{\mathfrak{H}}\rightarrow E(\Bbb C)$ be the analytical description of its modular parametrization. We know that this ...
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Intersection of ordinary subspaces at different primes

Choose two distinct primes $\ell$ and $\ell'$, and embeddings $\iota_\ell : \overline{\mathbb Q} \to \overline{\mathbb Q_\ell}$, $\iota_{\ell'} : \overline{\mathbb Q} \to \overline{\mathbb ...
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Modular forms and “too many symmetries”

How do we interpret Barry Mazur's quote of Modular forms are functions on the complex plane that are inordinately symmetric. They satisfy so many internal symmetries that their mere existence ...
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String Orientation and Level Structures

Atiyah, Bott and Shapiro defined orientations of real and complex K-theory that were later refined to maps of ($E_\infty$-ring) spectra $$MSpin \to KO$$ and $$MSpin^c \to KU.$$ Likewise, but more ...
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Why do Pell equations appear in Ramanujan's pi formulas?

While answering this MSE question about the Pell equation $x^2-29y^2=1$, I noticed that certain fundamental solutions appeared in Ramanujan's famous pi formula. I. Given the fundamental unit, ...
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Is the Jacobi theta function invertible?

Let $\theta$ denote the Jacobi theta function: $$\theta=\sum_{k=0}^{\infty}{(-1)^kq^{k(k+1)}sin((2k+1)\frac{2\pi}{\omega_1}Re(z))},$$ and we have a complex number $t$. Suppose that we know there ...
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(Eichler-Shimura Isomorphism) Proving c(f) is not a boundary

I have seen a couple of questions related to the Eichler-Shimura Isomorphism, but almost all of them have to do with hodge theory (things I am unfamiliar with) and seem, to me, different/unrelated. ...
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Automorphism group of a modular curve and its action on the set of cusps

Let $X$ be a modular curve, that is the compact Riemann surface obtained by adding cusps to a quotient $Y=Y_\Gamma=\mathbb H/\Gamma$ of Poincaré upper half-plane $\mathbb H$ by a congruence subgroup ...
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Eichler-Shimura congruence

I'm trying to understand the Eichler-Shimura congruence which relates the Hecke operator $T_p$ to Frobenius at $p$ in characteristic $p$. Two possible ways to compute $T_p$ mod $p$ seem to be: A) ...
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Questions about the “universal elliptic curve” over the affine $j$-line punctured at 0 and 1728

So my question refers to families of elliptic curves over the $\mathbb{A}^1_\mathbb{C}\setminus\{0,1728\}$ whose fiber above a point $j$ has $j$-invariant equal to $j$ (I understand it's not ...
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Voronoi formula and twists by additive characters

I was wondering if there are any references for the error term in the problem $$\sum_{n\leq x} r(n) \exp(2\pi i\frac{a}{q}n)$$ where $r(n)$ is the number of representations of $n$ as a sum of two ...
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Petersson-product of the cusp part of the theta series

Who can help me solving this problem: $Q:\mathbb{Z}^{2k}\to \mathbb{Z}$ is any positive definite integer -valued quadratic form in $2k$ variables, then it is well known, that the thetaseries ...
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Hodge Bundles on Tropical Spaces

I am not sure that this question even makes sense, which I suppose is part of the questions itself. In any case, I attended a talk recently wherin there was some discussion about a "tropical ...
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Counting cosets of matrices of determinant > 1 under the action of a congruence subgroup

I tried asking this on math exchange, but no luck, so thought I'd try here. Let $M_2(m,\mathbb{Z}) $ be the $2\times 2$ matrices with integer entries and determinant $m$. Let $\Gamma^0(N)$ be the ...
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What's the dimension of the space of CM cusp forms?

I would guess that the following is very well known, but I don't know the answer and I couldn't find anything with some googling. Let $\Gamma \subset \mathrm{SL}(2,\mathbf Z)$ be a congruence ...
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Asymptotic formulas for Monster-related modular functions?

Define the following, $$j(\tau) = \Big(\tfrac{E_4(\tau)}{\eta^8(\tau)}\Big)^3 = {1 \over q} + 744 + \color{blue}{196884} q + 21493760 q^2 + 864299970 q^3 + \cdots \tag{1}$$ $$j_{2A}(\tau) ...
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Special fiber of $X(p)$ in characteristic $p$

Let $p \geq 5$ be a prime. Let $Y(p)$ be the fine moduli space representing elliptic curves + basis of the $p$-torsion over $\mathbb{Q}_p$ and let $Y_1(p)$ be the fine moduli space representing ...
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A curious property of Ramanujan's function $\tau(n)$

As it is well known, Ramanujan's $\tau(n)$ function can be defined through the power series expansion of the modular discriminant: $$\Delta(q)=q\prod\limits_{n=1}^\infty (1-q^n)^{24}=\sum ...
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Slope decomposition of a product of operators

I'm trying to relate the slope decomposition of a product of linear operators to the slope decompositions with regard to each of the operators in the product. First I'll give some background, for ...
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Cusps forms for $\Gamma (N)$

I know how to build a basis of the vector space of cusp forms for the congruence subgroups $\Gamma_1 (N)$ and $\Gamma_0 (N)$, but I couldn't find in the literature how to build a basis for ...
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Characterizing the real analytic Eisenstein series

Consider the classical real analytic Eisenstein series $$ E(z,s)=\left(\pi^{-s}\Gamma(s)\frac{1}{2}\right)\sum_{(m,n)\neq(0,0)}\frac{y^s}{|mz+n|^{2s}}, $$ where $z=x+iy$. We think of $E(z,s)$ as a ...
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Moduli interpretation of Eisenstein series

Let $N \geq 11$ be an integer and consider the basis of Eisenstein series for $M_2(\Gamma_0(N))$ described in Theorem $4.6.2$ of Diamond--Shurman's book. Pick and Eisenstein series $F$ in this basis. ...
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Weyl law for Maass forms with nontrivial character

The classical Weyl law for $\Gamma = \mathrm{SL}_2(\mathbb{Z})$ counts the number of Maass cusp forms on $\Gamma \backslash \mathbb{H}$ with Laplace eigenvalue less than $T$. This is originally due to ...
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Fourier expansions of newforms at width-1 cusps

Let $f_E$ be the newform attached to the Elliptic Curve $E$ with cremona label $\textbf{100a1}$ and let $\alpha = \left[\begin{matrix} 1&0 \\ 10&1 \end{matrix}\right] \in SL_2(\mathbb{Z})$. ...
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Cuspidal modular forms - toroidal or minimal compactification?

Let $Y$ be a Siegel variety and let $X$ be a toroidal compactification of $Y$. For any tuple of integers $\underline k$ we have the usual sheaf $\omega^{\underline k}$. The space of modular forms of ...
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Holomorphic cusp forms and cohomology of GL(2,Z)

Let $V_{k}$ denote the complex representation of $\mathrm{GL}(2)$ given by $\mathrm{Sym}^k(V)$, where $V$ is the defining 2-dimensional representation. Assume that $k$ is even. I would like to compute ...
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Modular forms related to $G(q)$ and $H(q)$

If $G(q),H(q)$ are the functions appearing in Rogers-Ramanujan identities $$G(q)=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\frac{q^{n^{2}}}{(q;q)_{n}}=\prod_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{(1-q^{5n-1})(1-q^{5n-4})}$$ and ...
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Adelic open image for modular forms?

There's a famous theorem of Serre that if $E$ is a non-CM elliptic curve over $\mathbf{Q}$, and $\rho_{E, \ell} : Gal(\overline{\mathbf{Q}}/{\mathbf{Q}}) \to GL_2(\mathbf{Z}_\ell)$ is its $\ell$-adic ...
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Images of the fundamental domain of $\text{SL}_2(\mathbb{Z})\backslash \mathbb{H}$ whose Euclidean area is large

Let $S$ be a compact subset of the closure of the upper half plane. (Assume that $S$ is a (Euclidean) rectangular box, if you wish.) Let $D$ be the standard fundamental domain of ...
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Holomorphic Hoffstein-Lockhart

In the article Hoffstein, Jeffrey; Lockhart, Paul "Coefficients of Maass forms and the Siegel zero." Ann. of Math. (2) 140 (1994), no. 1, 161–181, it is stablished a good bound for the Petersson norm ...
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Field of definition of Galois representations of weight 1 modular forms

Let $f$ be a weight 1 modular form (let's say cuspidal, new, normalized, and a Hecke eigenform). Then there's an associated Artin representation $\rho_f: \operatorname{Gal}(\overline{\mathbf{Q}} / ...
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Algebraic Relations between $G(q)$ and $H(q)$

I had posted this originally on MSE, but got no response at all hence posting the same here. In his paper "Algebraic Relations between Certain Infinite Products" (Proceedings of the London ...
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Why is the supersingular locus the zero locus of a modular form?

This question is related to my other question here: Examples of subspaces singled out by modular forms. Here I am wondering if there is a philosophical explanation about why the supersingular locus ...
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Ternary quadratic form theta series as Hecke eigenforms and class number one

At Simple comparison of positive ternary quadratic form representation counts Jeremy answered: "The reason is that the theta series for the sums of three squares form is an eigenfunction for all the ...
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Simple comparison of positive ternary quadratic form representation counts

Something came up yesterday in a referee request and I was surprised to find that I did not know the facts in full generality. This is about positive quadratic forms in three variables with integer ...
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Semi-simple controlling operator

I've just come across this paper by Coleman and Edixhoven called "On the semi-simplicity of the $U_p$ operator on modular forms", where (as the title says) they show that the $U_p$ operator is ...
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Existence of real modular function with specific behavior as $q\to 0$

I am looking for a real modular function $F(q,\bar{q})$ such that in the limit of small $q,\bar{q}$ it behaves as: $F(q,\bar{q})=(a_0 + a_1 (q + \bar q)+...)\log q \bar q+ (b_0 + b_1 (q + \bar ...
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Examples of subspaces singled out by modular forms

I am wondering what subspaces of modular varieties defined as the zero locus of modular forms have been studied in the literature. To be more clear let me explain the example I have in mind. Let ...
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modular forms, invertible sheaves, and quotients

I'm very confused about some contradicatory statements, and I hope someone can help me clarify this. Let $\Gamma$ be a congruence subgroup. It is well known that modular forms of weight $k$ for ...
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Atkin--Lehner operators in Hida theory

Let $p$ be a prime, and $F$ a $p$-adic Hida family of ordinary modular forms (of some tame level $N \ge 1$). I'd like to know whether, for $q$ a prime factor of $N$, the actions of the Atkin--Lehner ...
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Expression for the derivative of Eisenstein series $G_2$

I am new to number theory, so I am guessing this is a standard formula. I would be grateful for a reference: We know that the Eisenstein series $G_2$ is quasimodular of level $SL_2(\mathbb Z)$, so ...
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Reference or proof for the fact that $J(X_0(N))$ splits into abelian varieties with real multiplication

It´s known that $J_0(N) = J(X_0(N))= \bigoplus_f E(f)$ splits as a sum of abelian varieties parametrized by the Hecke eingenfunctions and that it´s an elliptic curve iff the Hecke eingenvalue is an ...
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Modular form, number of divisors [duplicate]

The Fourier expansion of Eisenstein series $E_k$ $(k \ge 4)$, which are modular forms, as well as the quasimodular $E_2$, involves powers-of-divisors $\sigma_{k-1}(n) = \sum_{d|n} d^{k-1}$. Is there ...