Anilatmaja Aryasomayajula (HU Berlin)

2011/04/15, 11:45

Before the BMS Friday Colloquium by Katrin Bringmann

Before the BMS Friday Colloquium by Katrin Bringmann

Urania Berlin, at the BMS Loft (3rd floor)

Modular forms are complex analytic functions on the upper half plane satisfying a certain kind of functional equation and growth condition. In this talk we will see how the theory of modular forms answers a classical problem in number theory, namely: "Which natural numbers can be represented as the sum of four squares, and in how many ways can that be done?".