### Courses Offered :

**January 21- April 29, 2003**

Tuesdays, 1:30 pm- 3:00 pm

Course on Automorphic Functions

Instructors: H. Kim

NOTE: Last class rescheduled from Tuesday, April 20 to Thursday, May
1 at 1:30

**January 21- May 1, 2003**

Thursday, 10:30 am- 12:00 pm

Course on Symmetric Power L-Functions And Applications
To Analytic Number Theory

Instructor: R. Murty

NOTE: Last class is on April 17, 2003

**January 21 - April 29, 2003** (Tuesday 10:30 am - 12:00 pm)

**Course on L-functions, Converse Theorems, and
Functoriality for GL(n)**

Instructor: Jim Cogdell (Oklahoma State)

NOTE: Last class rescheduled from Tuesday, April 20 to Thursday, May
1 at 10:30

### Course Descriptions:

**Course on Automorphic l-Functions **

**January 21 - April 29, 2003 **

Course on Automorphic Functions

Tuesdays, 1:30 pm- 3:00 pm

Instructor: H. Kim

This is a joint course with Ram Murty. The goal of this course is
to give a proof of functoriality of symmetric cube and symmetric fourth
of cusp form on GL(2), and their applications in number theory. We
hope to cover the following

topics (mostly without proofs):

1. semi-simple algebraic groups and their properties (sketch)

2. cuspidal representations

3. induced representations

4. Eisenstein series

5. constant terms and intertwining operators

6. L-groups

7. L-functions in the constant terms

8. meromorphic continuation of L-functions (Langlands)

9. generic representations and their Whittaker models

10. local coefficients and local L-functions

11. non-constant terms and functional equations (Shahidi)

12. holomorphy and boundedness in vertical strips of L-functions

13. converse theorem of Cogdell and Piatetski-Shapiro

14. functoriality of symmetric cube

15. functoriality of symmetric fourth

**January 23 - May 1, 2003 **

Course on Symmetric Power L-Functions And Applications To Analytic
Number Theory

Thursdays, 10:30 am- 12:00 pm

Instructor: R. Murty

We will begin with a general overview of the Langlands program and
then discuss the Sato-Tate conjecture, the Ramanujan conjecture, the
Selberg eigenvalue conjecture, Artin's holomorphy conjecture and Langlands
reciprocity conjecture. We will emphasize how the Langlands program
proposes to solve each of these conjectures. We then apply the recent
work of Kim and Shahidi on symmetric power L-functions to these conjectures
as well as cognate questions in analytic number theory.

**Course on L-functions, Converse Theorems,
and Functoriality for GL(n)**

**January 21 - April 29, 2003** -- **Tuesday 10:30 am - 12:00
pm**

Instructor: Jim Cogdell (Oklahoma State)

The theory of L-functions of automorphic forms (or modular forms) via
integral representations has its origin in the paper of Riemann on the
zeta-function. However the theory was really developed in the classical
context of L-functions of modular forms for congruence subgroups of
SL(2,Z) by Hecke and his school. Much of our current theory is a direct
outgrowth of Hecke's. L-functions of automorphic representations were
first developed by Jacquet and Langlands for GL(2). Their approach followed
Hecke combined with the local-global techniques of Tate's thesis. The
theory for GL(n) was then developed along the same lines in a long series
of papers by various combinations of Jacquet, Piatetski-Shapiro, and
Shalika. In addition to associating an L-function to an automorphic
form, Hecke also gave a criterion for a Dirichlet series to come from
a modular form, the so called Converse Theorem of Hecke. In the context
of automorphic representations, the Converse Theorem for GL(2) was developed
by Jacquet and Langlands, extended and significantly strengthened to
GL(3) by Jacquet, Piatetski-Shapiro, and Shalika, and then extended
to GL(n).

In these lectures we hope to present a synopsis of this work and in
doing so present the paradigm for the analysis of general automorphic
L-functions via integral representations. We will begin with the classical
theory of Hecke and then a description of its translation into automorphic
representations of GL(2) by Jacquet and Langlands. We will then turn
to the theory of automorphic representations of GL(n), particularly
cuspidal representations. We will first develop the Fourier expansion
of a cusp form and present results on Whittaker models since these are
essential for defining Eulerian integrals.We will then develop integral
representations for L-functions for GL(n) × GL(m) which have nice
analytic properties (meromorphic continuation, boundedness in vertical
strips, functional equations) and have Eulerian factorization into products
of local integrals.

We next turn to the local theory of L-functions for GL(n), in both
the archimedean and non-archimedean local contexts, which comes out
of the Euler factors of the global integrals. We finally combine the
global Eulerian integrals with the definition and analysis of the local
L-functions to define the global L-function of an automorphic representation
and derive their major analytic properties.

We will then turn to the various Converse Theorems for GL(n). We will
begin with the simple inversion of the integral representation. Then
we will show how to proceed from this to the proof of the basic Converse
Theorems, those requiring twists by cuspidal representations of GL(m)
with m at most n-1. We will then discuss how one can reduce the twisting
to m at most n-2. Finally we will consider what is conjecturally true
about the amount of twisting necesssary for a Converse Theorem.

We will end with a description of the applications of these Converse
Theorems to new cases of Langlands Functoriality. We will discuss both
the basic paradigm for using the Converse Theorem to establish liftings
to GL(n) and the specifics of the lifts from the split classical groups
SO(2n+1), SO(2n), and Sp(2n) to the appropriate GL(N).

#### Taking the Institute's Courses for Credit

As graduate students at any of the Institute's University Partners,
you may discuss the possibility of obtaining a credit for one or more
courses in this lecture series with your home university graduate officer
and the course instructor. Assigned reading and related projects may
be arranged for the benefit of students requiring these courses for
credit.

#### Financial Assistance

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graduate students are eligible to apply for financial assistance to
attend graduate courses. Interested graduate students must forward a
letter of application with a letter of recommendation from their supervisor.

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- Students outside the greater Toronto area may apply for travel support.
Please submit a proposed budget outlining expected costs if public
transit is involved, otherwise a mileage rate is used to reimburse
travel costs. We recommend that groups coming from one university
travel together, or arrange for car pooling (or car rental if applicable).

- Students outside the commuting distance of Toronto may submit an
application for a term fellowship. Support is offered up to $1000
per month. Send an application letter, curriculum vitae and letter
of reference from a thesis advisor to the Director, Attn.: Course
Registration, The Fields Institute, 222 College Street, Toronto, Ontario,
M5T 3J1.

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