Some Modular Generating Functions for Arithmetic Cycles

JOINT ARITHMETIC HOMOGENEOUS SPACES AND NUMBER THEORY
Topic:Some Modular Generating Functions for Arithmetic Cycles
Speaker:Stephen Kudla
Affiliation:IAS
Date:Friday, March 31
Time/Room:11:00am - 12:00pm/S-101

In this talk I will give an overview of joint work with M. Rapoport and T. Yang on the construction of generating series whose coefficients are the classes of special divisors and 0-cycles on the arithmetic surfaces attached to Shimura curves. These series are the q-expansions of modular forms of genus 1 and 2 respectively. I will then describe an arithmetic inner product formula and an arithmetic Siegel-Weil formula involving these forms. If time permits at the end, I will discuss some open problems.