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.


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.