Opening Colloquium

TU Darmstadt, February 2, 2018

The opening colloquium of the LOEWE research unit USAG will take place on February 2, 2018.

Date and Location

February 2, 2018.
TU Darmstadt, Hochschulstraße 4, Uhrturmgebäude S2|08, Hörsaal 171.


3:45 pm: Welcome by the chairman of the department of mathematics, Prof. Dr. Frank Aurzada.

3:50 pm: Prof. Dr. Don Zagier (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn):
Modular forms and mock modular forms in physics.

4:50 pm: Coffee break.

5:30 pm: Prof. Dr. Steve Kudla (University of Toronto):
Arithmetic theta series.


Don Zagier: TBA.

Steve Kudla: In this talk I will give a survey of the evolution of the theory of theta series through three stages: classical theta series, geometric theta series and finally arithmetic theta series. I hope to show that the arithmetic theory, which is still largely conjectural, develops in a natural way from more classical cases. Time permitting, I will finish with a discussion of some open problems.