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Maletto, Simone (2018) p-adic modular forms. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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## Abstract

The aim of this thesis will be introducing an analogue of the classical modular
forms that can work in the p-adic environment.
To do so, we will first try to make sense of a modulo-p concept of modular
forms. As the classical object is defined over the complex number there is not an
immediate way to make this reduction. In order to do so, we have to utilize the
q-expansion principle to obtain an “integral" object (we use the quote-on-quote
to remind that the q -expansion of a modular from lives in the localization of ℤ
at a prime). So the first idea will be to work with those object, to do so we will
Once speaking of modular forms modulo p , and modulo pn makes sense,
we will start talking about the p-adic theory as described in [6]. This first
construction will be quite easy, but it will have important consequences on the
notion of weight of a modular form.
While the approach described above is quite natural and efficient in order
to have something to work with (we will end up with q -expansion of modular
forms automatically), to retrive the geometrical nature of those object will be
much harder if we proceed on this path. Therefore we look at the theory of
modular forms as section of the sheaf of invariant differentials on the modular
curve, following [3].
In the end we will end up with two different definitions, one which gives us
objects that are easier to grasp (and to compute), the other which has a more
clear geometric nature (which is the reason why we study modular forms in
first place). The last section of this thesis show the relation between those two,
proving that we can recover one object in the first form by object defined in the
second way and vice-versa.

Divisions: Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Mathematics and Statistics Thesis (Masters) Maletto, Simone Concordia University M. Sc. Mathematics 10 July 2018 Rosso, Giovanni 984063 Simone Maletto 12 Nov 2018 18:06 12 Nov 2018 18:06
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