# Modular forms, projective structures, and the four squares theorem

@inproceedings{Eastwood2021ModularFP, title={Modular forms, projective structures, and the four squares theorem}, author={Michael Eastwood and Ben Moore}, year={2021} }

It is well-known that Lagrange’s four-square theorem, stating that every natural number may be written as the sum of four squares, may be proved using methods from the classical theory of modular forms and theta functions. We revisit this proof. In doing so, we concentrate on geometry and thereby avoid some of the tricky analysis that is often encountered. Guided by projective differential geometry we find a new route to Lagrange’s theorem. An artist’s impression of the action of Γ0(4) on the…

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