Moduli spaces and Modular forms
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Period24 Apr - 30 Apr 2016
The roots of both moduli spaces and modular forms go back to the theory of elliptic curves in the 19th century. Both topics have seen an enormous growth in the second half of the 20th century, but the interaction between the two remained limited. Recently there have been new developments that led to new points of contact between the two topics. One is the theory of K3 surfaces that is rapidly gaining a lot of new interest. Here the link with modular forms on orthogonal groups has led to progress on the Kodaira dimension of the moduli spaces of K3 surfaces. Another new development has been the use of moduli spaces of curves to gather new information about Siegel modular forms. The workshop intended to bring representatives from both the theory of moduli and the theory of modular forms together to further the interaction between the two topics as the time seemed ripe to do this.