K3 surfaces are two-dimensional geometric objects studied in algebraic geometry. Although the number of distinct K3 surfaces is infinite and it is not possible to enumerate them all, it is possible to create a ‘moduli space’, a kind of catalogue in which every possible K3 surface occurs exactly once. Peterson studies the structure of the moduli space of K3 surfaces, focusing on the behaviour of modular forms, functions that contain a surprising amount of number-theoretic information.
A. Peterson: Modular Forms on the Moduli Space of Polarised K3 Surfaces.
Prof. G.B.M van der Geer
Prof. G. Farkas (Humboldt University, Berlin)
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