6110 (Topics in automorphic forms)
Fall 2006, UNT
Lecture: GAB 473, TR 9:30-10:50am
Instructor: Professor Olav Richter
Course Description: Math 6110 is intended for all graduate students in mathematics. We will cover selected topics in automorphic forms. A solid background in complex analysis is required and some basic knowledge in group theory will be helpful. Topics include: The modular group and its subgroups, modular forms (including the discussion of various examples), Hecke-Petersson theory, and theta series.
Textbook: We will not follow a particular textbook very closely. A large portion of the material that we will cover can be found in the following very good book by Apostol.
There is also an excellent book by Koecher and Krieg that contains most of the material that we will cover. It has the slight (!) disadvantage that it is written in German: