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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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  • Langlands, Robert P.; Ramakrishnan, Dinakar, eds. (1992), The zeta functions of Picard modular surfaces, Montreal, QC: Univ. Montréal, ISBN 978-2-921120-08-1, MR 1155233
  • Picard, Émile (1881), "Sur une extension aux fonctions de deux variables du problème de Riemann relatif aux fonctions hypergéométriques", Annales Scientifiques de l'École Normale Supérieure, Série 2, 10: 305–322