Friday, January 19, 2024

Ramanujan Special: Frank Garvan (Florida) - Thursday, Jan 25, 2024 - 7:30 PM (IST)

 Happy new year. 

The first talk of the year (on January 25, 2023) is a ``Ramanujan Special". This year's speaker is Frank Garvan. Please note that the talk will be later than usual. A report on the activities of this seminar in 2023 appears in the SIAM newsletter OPSFNET. We hope this year is equally exciting for our group. Please consider the seminar to present your latest preprint. 

Talk Announcement: The 2024 Ramanujan Special

Title: Identities for Ramanujan's Mock Theta Functions and Dyson's Rank


Speaker: Frank Garvan (University of Florida, USA)
When: Jan 25, 2024, 7:30 PM- 8:30 PM IST (9 AM EST) (Note special time) 
(EST= IST - 10:30)
Where: Zoom: Please write to the organisers for the link.

In Ramanujan's Lost Notebook there are identities connecting Ramanujan's fifth order mock theta functions and Dyson's rank mod 5. We extend these connections to Zagier's higher order mock theta functions. We consider Dyson's problem of giving a group-theoretic structure to

the mock theta functions analogous to Hecke's theory of modular forms. From this much surprising symmetry and q-series identities arise in joint work with Rishabh Sarma and Connor Morrow.