Sary Drappeau: q-Pochhammer symbols and modularity

Date: 2024-03-08

Time: 09:00 - 09:50

Sary Drappeau, Aix Marseille Université

In a seminal paper, Zagier studied several examples of what he called “quantum modular forms”. They are maps \(f : {\mathbb Q} \to {\mathbb C}\) which satisfy sort-of modularity relations. One mysterious example came from quantum knot invariants, involving the q-Pochhammer symbol \( (q)_n = (1-q)(1-q^2) \dotsb (1-q^n). \) We’ll talk about conjectures and recent works on this object.