Workshop on Modular Forms and Jacobi Forms, Joetsu, Japan, 11 - 12 June 2013, pp.3
Abstract. We know that the well-known double cover Mp(2,Z) of SL(2,Z)
acts on the group algebra C[M] of maps from M to the complex numbers
C. Here M is the underlying group of a given finite quadratic Z-module
(M,Q). We call the representation afforded by this action the ’Weil rep-
resentation associated to (M,Q)’. It is remarkable to note that due to a
recent result when we consider Weil representations of finite quadratic
modules over number fields the double cover Mp(2,O) (O is the ring of
integers of the number field in question), which is used in the theory of
Hilbert modular forms of half integral weight, does not play the same
role as in the case of the rational number field. We observe that there
are more double covers available to satisfy this action in the general case.
It actually depends on the splitting of the ideal generated by 2 in the
number field. However, when we restrict ourselves to finite quadratic
modules which are discriminant modules of lattices over O we see that
the group Mp(2,O) acts on C[M]. For proving this we realize the Weil
representations in question by theta functions.