Modular Forms and Special Cycles on Shimura Curves. (AM-161), Paperback / softback Book

Modular Forms and Special Cycles on Shimura Curves. (AM-161) Paperback / softback

Part of the Annals of Mathematics Studies series


Modular Forms and Special Cycles on Shimura Curves is a thorough study of the generating functions constructed from special cycles, both divisors and zero-cycles, on the arithmetic surface "M" attached to a Shimura curve "M" over the field of rational numbers.

These generating functions are shown to be the q-expansions of modular forms and Siegel modular forms of genus two respectively, valued in the Gillet-Soule arithmetic Chow groups of "M".

The two types of generating functions are related via an arithmetic inner product formula.

In addition, an analogue of the classical Siegel-Weil formula identifies the generating function for zero-cycles as the central derivative of a Siegel Eisenstein series.

As an application, an arithmetic analogue of the Shimura-Waldspurger correspondence is constructed, carrying holomorphic cusp forms of weight 3/2 to classes in the Mordell-Weil group of "M".

In certain cases, the nonvanishing of this correspondence is related to the central derivative of the standard L-function for a modular form of weight 2.

These results depend on a novel mixture of modular forms and arithmetic geometry and should provide a paradigm for further investigations. The proofs involve a wide range of techniques, including arithmetic intersection theory, the arithmetic adjunction formula, representation densities of quadratic forms, deformation theory of p-divisible groups, p-adic uniformization, the Weil representation, the local and global theta correspondence, and the doubling integral representation of L-functions.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 392 pages, 1 line illus. 3 tables.
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
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  • Category: Number theory
  • ISBN: 9780691125510

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