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Talk: On a secant Dirichlet series and Eichler integrals of Eisenstein series (Philadelphia)

On a secant Dirichlet series and Eichler integrals of Eisenstein series (Philadelphia)

Date: 2013/10/12
Occasion: AMS Fall Eastern Sectional Meeting 2013, Special Session on Modular Forms and Modular Integrals in Memory of Marvin Knopp
Place: Temple University

Abstract

This talk is motivated by the secant Dirichlet series \(\psi_s(\tau) = \sum_{n = 1}^{\infty} \frac{\sec(\pi n \tau)}{n^s}\), recently introduced and studied by Lalín, Rodrigue and Rogers as a variation of results of Ramanujan. We review some of its properties, which include a modular functional equation when \(s\) is even, and demonstrate that the values \(\psi_{2 m}(\sqrt{r})\), with \(r > 0\) rational, are rational multiples of \(\pi^{2 m}\). These properties are then put into the context of Eichler integrals of general Eisenstein series. In particular, we determine the period polynomials of such Eichler integrals and indicate that they appear to give rise to unimodular polynomials, an observation which complements recent results on zeros of period polynomials of cusp forms by Conrey, Farmer and Imamoglu. This talk is based on joint work with Bruce C. Berndt.

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