Let $X$ be a K3 surface and let $Z_X(q)$ be the generating series of the topological Euler characteristics of the Hilbert scheme of points on $X$. It is known that $q/Z_X(q)$ equals the discriminant form $\Delta(\tau)$ after the change of variables $q=e^{2 \pi i \tau}$. In this talk we consider the equivariant generalization of this result, when a finite group $G$ acts on $X$ symplectically. Mukai and Xiao has shown that there are exactly 81 possibilities for such an action in terms of types of the fixed points. The analogue of $q/Z_X(q)$ in each of the 81 cases turns out to be a cusp form (after the same change of variables). Knowledge of modular forms is not assumed in the talk; I will introduce all necessary concepts. Joint work with Jim Bryan.

Seminar series

Date

Tue, 21 May 2019

Time

15:30 -
16:30

Location

L4

Speaker

Adam Gyenge

Organisation

Oxford