Harvard-MIT Algebraic Geometry: Cycle-valued quasi-modular forms
SEMINARS, HARVARD-MIT ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY
Francois Greer - Michigan State and MIT
Arithmetic quotients of Type IV Hermitian symmetric domains have cohomology-valued modular forms whose coefficients are special cycles, by work of Borcherds. These can be interpreted as non-compact period spaces for K3-type Hodge structures. I will describe recent results (joint with P. Engel and S. Tayou) that give mock modular forms whose coefficients are compactified special cycles in a simplicial toroidal compactification. Next, I will discuss an application to the geometry of Severi curves associated to a rational elliptic surface.