
SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES 

December 20, 2014  
Description:The trace formula is a powerful tool and one of the main techniques
in attacking Langlands' Functoriality Conjecture and related problems
in the Langlands program. James Arthur has almost single handedly developed
this very complicated machinery since the begining of his career in
the early 1970's and his contribution to the modern theory of automorphic
forms may be considered as one of the most important. Recent years have
seen exciting and real progress on different aspects of the Langlands
program, including new results such as those of Lafforgue and HarrisTaylor
in which the use of the trace formula has played important roles, as
well as progress towards establishing the so called ``Fundamental Lemma'',
the major stumbling block in the use of trace formula, which when resolved,
even in certain special but important cases, should lead to some striking
results in the theory of automorphic forms by means of Arthur's fundamental
work on the trace formula. The aim of this conference is to report on recent progress made on
the Langlands Program with some emphasis on the trace formula approach,
celebrating Arthur's contributions. It will consist of approximately
20 hour long lectures presented by leading international researchers
in automorphic forms, the Langlands program and the trace formula, as
well as related fields of Mathematics. Preliminary List of Speakers:
SupportFunding is available from the National Science Foundation for the support of U.S.based Postdoctoral Fellows and graduate students as well as mathematicians without US government or NSF grants. Please note that as funds are limited priority will be given to PDF's and graduate students. Unfortunately as we have reached funding limits, applications for funding is now closed. Mailing ListTo receive updates on activities at Fields please subscribe to our mailing list at www.fields.utoronto.ca/maillist Back to top 
