Conference on Modular Forms and Related Topics

in Honor of Marvin Knopp's 73rd Birthday

(Photo by Jeff Mozzochi)

January 9 & 10, 2006

Temple University Center City, Room 222

1515 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Schedule of Events

Monday, January 9

Time

Speaker

Institution

Title (with link to all abstract)

8:50- 9:00

Opening Remarks by Bruce Berndt

9:00 9:40

Bruce Berndt

U. of Illinois U-C

The Five Strangest, Most Fascinating, Most Interesting Results From Ramanujan's Lost Notebook (In the Speaker's Most Humble Opinion) (Abstract)

9:45- 10:25

Leon Ehrenpreis

Temple U.

What did Marvin teach me about automorphic functions? (Abstract)

10:30 - 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45- 11:25

Henryk Iwaniec

Rutgers U.

Extra Large Sieve for Hecke Eigenvalues (Abstract)

11:30- 12: 00

David James

U. of M.- Dearborn

Composition Operators and Automorphic Functions (Abstract)

12:00 - 2:00

Lunch Break

2:00 2:40

Geoffrey Mason

U. C. Santa Cruz

2-dimensional Vector-valued Modular Forms (Abstract)

2:45 3:25

Winfried Kohnen

U. of Heidelberg

Sign Changes of Fourier Coefficients and Eigenvalues of Cusp Forms (Abstract)

3:30 4:00

Coffee Break

4:00 4: 40

Solomon Friedberg

Boston College

Multiple Dirichlet Series and Gauss Sums (Abstract)

4:45 5:15

Wladimir Pribitkin

College of Staten Island, CUNY

Five "Easy" Pieces Dedicated to My Teacher and Friend Marvin Knopp (Abstract)

 

Tuesday, January 10

9:00 9:40

Dorian Goldfeld

Columbia U.

The Gelbart-Jacquet Lift (Abstract)

9:45 - 10:25

Tom Schimdt

Oregon State U

Low Height Geodesics on a Low-Index Cover of the Modular Surface (Abstract)

10:30 - 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:25

Ram Murty

Queen's U.

The Lang-Trotter Conjecture (Abstract)

11:30 - 12:00

Abdul Hassen

Rowan U

Hypergeometric Zeta Functions (Abstract)

12:00 - 1:30

Lunch Break

1:30 - 2:00

Helen Grundman

Bryn Mawr U

Arithmetic Genus and Rationality of Hilbert Modular Varieties (Abstract)

2:05 - 2:35

Sinai Robins

Temple U.

Integer Linear Programming Via Analytic Number Theoretic Functions Called Differentiable Dedekind Sums (Abstract)

2:40 - 3:00

Coffee Break

3:00 - 3:40

Nikolaos Diamantis

U. of Nottingham

Eichler Cohomology and Second-Order Modular Forms (Abstract)

3:45 - 4:15

YoungJu Choie

Pohang Inst. of Tech.

Derivative of Modular Forms of Negative Weight (Abstract)

4:20 5:00

George Andrews

Penn State U

A Fine Dream (Abstract)

5:05

Closing Remarks by Marvin Knopp

Participants: This list contains names of participants of the conference.

Organizers: Sinai Robins (srobins@temple.edu ), Wladimir Pribitkin (w_pribitkin@msn.com), Heath S. Ann (AHeath@Immaculata.edu), Hassen, Abdulkadir(Hassen@rowan.edu), YoungJu Choie (yjc@postech.ac.kr ), Paul Pasles (paul.pasles@villanova.edu), or Omar Hijab (hijab@temple.edu)