Speaker: Sergey Galkin

Title: Fano and Mathieu

Date: Mar 28, 2011, 17:30 - 19:30

Place: Independent University of Moscow, Room 304

There is a well-known construction of modular forms from conjugacy classed of Mathieu group M24. It is less known that G-Fano threefolds also naturally produce modular forms. Why these two lists of modular forms are so similar is the mystery. I'll also review other two appearances of Mathieu group in the context of K3 surfaces.