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What does the theta divisor of a number field know about its arithmetic?

This question is about a remark made by van der Geer and Schoof in their beautiful article "Effectivity of Arakelov divisors and the theta divisor of a number field" (from '98) (link). Let me first ...
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Identities for power series like $\sum_n z^{n^3}$

Probably, one of the first power series that every mathematician encounter is the geometric series $$\sum_{n=0}^\infty z^n = \frac1{1-z}, \quad z \in \mathbb{C},\; |z| < 1 .$$ Also, a particular ...
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Zero-free theta functions in the upper half plane

Problem $1$. Which full rank lattices $\Lambda \subset \mathbb R^d$ have their corresponding theta function $\theta_{\Lambda}(\tau):= \sum_{\bf n \in \Lambda } e^{\pi i \tau ||n||^2} $ zero-free in ...
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Convexity of Jacobi's theta function with zero argument

This question may be elementary, I have asked it on math.stackexchange.com but have not received any answer yet. Note that I am not an expert on theta/elliptic functions. Define Jacobi's theta ...
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Equation of the curve corresponding to a polarization of an abelian surface

Let $\mathbb{C}^2/\Lambda$ be a polarized abelian surface. I think it is well-known how to write down the equation of the divisor corresponding to the polarization, in terms of theta functions etc. ...
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What is the $q$-analog of $\Gamma(z)\Gamma(1-z)=\frac\pi{\sin(\pi z)}$?

I would expect the $q$-Gamma function to have the property which would be the $q$-analog of the Euler reflection formula from my question title. More concretely: $\Gamma(z)$ has simple poles at ...
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Why does the Rogers-Ramanujan continued fraction $R(q)$ appear in Emma Lehmer's quintic?

Define the Ramanujan theta function $f(a,b)$ as, $$f(a,b) = \sum_{n=-\infty}^{\infty} a^{n(n+1)/2}\,b^{n(n-1)/2}$$ and the Dedekind eta function, $$\eta(\tau) = q^{1/24}\prod_{n=1}^{\infty} \left(1-...
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Log-concavity of difference of theta functions

My knowledge on theta functions is limited, but I suspect that this is a quite challenging question. The 3rd Jacobian Theta function is given by \begin{equation} \theta_3(z,q)\,=\,\sum\limits_{n=-\...
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Siegel's article “The volume of the fundamental domain for some infinite groups”: trouble with understanding computations

This is the article I mentioned. While the idea of what Siegel is doing in order to compute the volume of the fundamental domain described in the article (the very first one, for there are discussed ...
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Can the series $\sum\limits_{n=0}^\infty q^{F_n}$ be expressed in terms of theta functions?

Let $F_0=0,F_1=1,...$ be the Fibonacci numbers. Is there a known closed form for the sum $\sum\limits_{n=0}^\infty q^{F_n}$? By closed form, I mean in terms of well-known functions, the first ones to ...
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symmetric theta structures and arithmetic subgroups

A symmetric theta structure is a theta structure that commutes with (a lift of) the natural involution $\imath: A \to A$ an an abelian variety. For simplicity I will assume that $A$ is a surface. Now,...
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Understanding Umemura's Theorem for roots of algebraic equations

I am trying to understand Umemura's Theorem for expressing the roots of any algebraic equation by higher genus theta functions. The original paper can be found here: http://carlossicoli.free.fr/M/...
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Non vanishing and cuspidality of the theta lift of trivial representation.

Hi! Let E/F be a quadratic number field extension. Then we make some hermitian and skew hermition vector spaces and define unitary group on it.(namely U(1) and U(3)) Then, I am wondering whether the ...
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pairing theta functions for different complex structures

I apologize for my previous attempt to ask this, which was very badly written. Let us start with $\mathbb{C}\times\mathbb{C}$. To form an Hermitian line bundle over a complex torus with complex ...
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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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Bound on integral of elliptic theta function

I need to prove that the following bound is true. I thought this might follow from the inversion property of the theta function, as the infinite sum in the integrand is precisely $\theta_3(0,\mathrm{e}...
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Motivation of proof of Riemann-Roch for elliptic curve and generalizations

Given a lattice $L \subseteq \mathbb{C}$, Alain Robert defines a theta function as a meromorphic function such that $\theta(z+\omega)=a(\omega) e^{\pi h(\omega)(z+\frac{\omega}{2})} \theta(z)$ for all ...