401-3140-21L  Monstrous Moonshine

SemesterSpring Semester 2021
LecturersT.‑H. Bülles, R. Pandharipande
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 12.


401-3140-21 SMonstrous Moonshine2 hrs
Fri12:15-14:00HG D 1.1 »
T.‑H. Bülles, R. Pandharipande

Catalogue data

AbstractWe study Monstrous Moonshine, the surprising connection between modular forms and the Monster group.
ObjectiveTo understand the equation 196884 = 196883 + 1.
Prerequisites / NoticeAlgebra I and II. Some familiarity with modular forms and Lie algebras is helpful, but not crucial: all necessary concepts will be introduced in the early talks.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersR. Pandharipande, T.-H. Bülles
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

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PlacesLimited number of places. Special selection procedure.
Beginning of registration periodRegistration possible from 04.01.2021
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupMathematics BSc (404000) starting semester 05
Mathematics MSc (437000)
Applied Mathematics MSc (437100)
Waiting listuntil 01.03.2021
End of registration periodRegistration only possible until 19.02.2021

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