11
votes
4answers
401 views

Growth of smallest closed geodesic in congruence subgroups?

Let $\Gamma$ be one of the classical congruence subgroups $\Gamma_0(N)$, $\Gamma_1(N)$ and $\Gamma(N)$ of $SL(2, \mathbb{Z})$. How does the lower bound for the length of primitive geodesics on ...
12
votes
3answers
2k views

Teichmuller modular forms and number theory

Do higher genus Teichmuller modular forms have, or are they expected to have, implications for number theory that generalize the sorts of results that flow from the study of classical modular forms?
6
votes
2answers
498 views

Poles of Kloosterman Zeta Function

I am a string theorist who has encountered the following number theory problem in my research. Consider the sums $$Z_+(s) = \sum_{p=1}^\infty p^{-s} S(1,1; p)$$ and $$Z_-(s) = \sum_{p=1}^\infty ...
16
votes
1answer
757 views

Irrational Numbers and the Riemann Surface of a Multi-Valued Function

Suppose a meromorphic function $f(z)$ has two poles, with residues $1$ and $\gamma$, respectively. Then the topology of the Riemann surface of the anti-derivative of $f(z)$ depends on whether or not ...