Computation of Harmonic Weak Maass Forms
Harmonic weak Maass forms of half-integral weight have been the subject of much recent work. They are closely related to Ramanujan’s mock theta functions, and their theta lifts give rise to Arakelov Green functions, and their coefficients are often related to central values and derivatives of Hecke L-functions. We present an algorithm to compute harmonic weak Maass forms numerically, based on the automorphymethod due to Hejhal and Stark. As explicit examples we consider harmonic weak Maass forms of weight 1/2 associated to the elliptic curves 11a1, 37a1, 37b1. We have made extensive numerical computations, and the data we obtained are presented in this paper. We expect that experiments based on our data will lead to a better understanding of the arithmetic properties of the Fourier coefficients of harmonic weak Maass forms of half-integral weight.