SMS scnews item created by Andrew Mathas at Thu 29 Aug 2013 1854
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 3 Sep 2013
Calendar1: 3 Sep 2013 1500-1600
CalLoc1: AGR Seminar
CalTitle1: AGR Seminar: Mock theta functions
Auth: mathas@gdh-25.on.site.uni-stuttgart.net in SMS-auth

AGR Seminar

Mock theta functions

Prof Wadim Zudilin (University of Newcastle)

Host venue
University of Newcastle (CARMA)

Abstract

In his deathbed letter to G.H. Hardy, Ramanujan gave a vague definition of a mock modular function: at each root of unity its asymptotics matches the one of a modular form, though a choice of the modular function depends on the root of unity. Recently Folsom, Ono and Rhoades have proved an elegant result about the match for a general family related to Dyson?s rank (mock theta) function and the Andrews?Garvan crank (modular) function. In my talk I will outline some heuristics and elementary ingredients of the proof.

Seminar convenor
Liangjin Yao

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