Title: Differential Modular forms on Shimura curves over totally real fields
Speaker: Prof. Debargha Benerjee Australian National University
Date: 02 May 2013
Time: 4:00 pm- 5:00pm
Venue: Department of Mathematics, LH-III
In this talk, we will introduce the theory of differential modular forms for compact Shimura curves over totally real fields. These are the modular forms obtained by applying the arithmetic jet space functor (adjoint to the Witt vector functor) to the ring of modular forms (global sections of certain line bundle). We will show that these differential modular forms help us to detect the ordinary quaternionic abelian schemes and schemes with Frobenius lifts (local analogue of CM abelian schemes). These are also useful to understand the categorical quotient of Shimura curves modulo Hecke correspondences/isogeny. We also construct the Serre-Tate expansions of such differential modular forms as a possible alternative to the Fourier expansion maps.