Picard modular group

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Not to be confused with Picard group.

In mathematics, a Picard modular group, studied by Picard (1881), is a group of the form SU(J,L), where L is a 3-dimensional lattice over the ring of integers of an imaginary quadratic field and J is a hermitian form on L of signature (2, 1). Picard modular groups act on the unit sphere in C2 and the quotient is called a Picard modular surface.

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