# MATH 595: Spectral theory of automorphic forms.
Winter 2014.

**INSTRUCTOR:**

D. Jakobson

Office: BH1220

Office Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 13:30-14:30

Tel: 398-3828

E-mail: jakobson@math.mcgill.ca

Web Page: www.math.mcgill.ca/jakobson

Course page: http://www.math.mcgill.ca/jakobson/courses/math595.html

**LECTURES:**

**COURSE DESCRIPTION:**

In the course we shall discuss spectral theory of automorphic forms
for discrete co-compact or finite-area subgroups of SL(2,R). We shall
follow the book "Spectral theory of automorphic forms" by H. Iwaniec.
We expect to consider some of the following topics (as time permits):
harmonic analysis in the hyperbolic plane, Fuchsian groups, Eisenstein
series, cusp forms, the spectral theorem, Rankin-Selberg method,
Selberg trace formula, counting closed godesics, Weyl's law,
applications to number theory.

** Text:**

**Presentations, Grading**

In addition to doing homework assignments, the students registered
for the course will be expected to give
one or two oral presentations (around 30 minutes) on a topic
suggested by the instructor. The grade will be based on the assignments
and on these presentations.

** Previous related courses at McGill**

** Possible themes for Presentation**

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