May 30, 2024
January-June 2012 (Winter/Spring)
Thematic Program on Galois Representations

F. Calegari (Northwestern), M. Emerton (Chicago)
F. Herzig (Toronto), M. Kisin (Harvard)
S. Kudla (Toronto)

Supported by the National Science Foundation
Award #1101503

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Outline of Scientific Activities

Main Directions of Research

The aim of the thematic program is to assemble leading experts in the fields of Galois representations, automorphic forms, and related subjects, with the goals of communicating recent discoveries to various audiences, including graduate students and beginning investigators, experts from other fields, and experts in their own fields; and of promoting further progress in these fields through fostering interaction and collaboration among experts. These aims will be achieved through a combination of graduate courses, short lecture series, research seminars, and workshops.

Graduate Courses

January 16 to April 2, 2012 (Monday 1-3pm, Friday 2-3pm)
Course on Deformation theory, Galois representations, and automorphic forms

Part 1, Instructor: Ben Howard - January 16 to January 27
Cycles on the moduli space of elliptic curves (description)
Part 2, Instructor: Shuichiro Takeda - January 30 to February 10
The Local Langlands Conjecture for GSp(4) (description)
Part 3, Instructor: Brian Smithling - February 13,17 and 27
Introduction to Local Models for Shimura Varieties (description)
Seminar, Speaker: Eugen Hellmann - March 5
Families of Trianguline Representations and Finite Slope Spaces
Seminar, Speaker: Timo Richarz - March 9
On the Geometric Satake Isomorphism
Seminar, Speaker: Patrick Allen - March 26 (2-3pm)
Modularity of some residually dihedral 2-adic Galois representations (description)

January 10 - April 3, 2012 (Tuesday 1-3pm, Friday 1-2pm)
Course on the mod p representation theory of p-adic groups (syllabus)
Instructor: Florian Herzig, University of Toronto

Trace Formula Working Seminars

Starting January 30th, 2012, Monday 4 - 6 p.m.
Trace Formula Working Seminar

Organizer: Chung-Pang Mok
Jan. 30 - Kam Fai Tam (University of Toronto)
Formalism of Twisted Endoscopy
Feb. 13, 4:30pm - Kam Fai Tam (University of Toronto) - Room 210
Definition of Kottwitz-Shelstad twisted transfer factors, part II
Feb. 27, 4:30pm - Kam Fai Tam (University of Toronto) - Room 210
Kottwitz-Shelstad transfer factors and their Whittaker normalization

Distinguished and Coxeter Lecturers

Feb 29-Mar 2, 2012, Coxeter Lecture Series
Michael Harris, Université Paris 7 (Jussieu)

April 18-20, 2012, Distinguished Lecture Series
Christophe Breuil, Université Paris-Sud

Short Lecture Series

March 30, 2-3pm and April 2, 1-3pm
Speakers: Laurent Fargues and Jean-Marc Fontaine
Stewart Library
The fundamental curve of p-adic Hodge theory

April 9, 2-3pm
Speaker: Jan Nekovar
Stewart Library
Some remarks on the conjectural generalization of CM points by Darmon and Logan


March 12-16, 2012
Galois Representations, Shimura Varieties, and Automorphic Forms;

A Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

March 19-23, 2012
Workshop on Cohomology of Shimura varieties: arithmetic aspects and the construction of Galois representations.
Organizers: Laurent Clozel (Paris 11), Matthew Emerton (U Chicago), David Geraghty (Princeton and IAS), Sug Woo Shin (MIT).

April 23-27, 2012
Workshop on the p-adic Langlands program: recent developments and applications
Organizers: Christophe Breuil (Paris 11), Toby Gee (Imperial College, London), Florian Herzig (U Toronto), Jan Nekovar (Paris 6).

Postdoctoral Fellows

The Thematic Program on Galois Representations is pleased to welcome the following Postdoctoral Fellows to the Program:

Fields Ontario Postdoctoral Fellows

Stefano Morra, PhD (Université de Versailles, 2010)

Fields Postdoctoral Fellows

Makis Dousmanis, PhD (Brandeis, 2007)
Chung-Pang Mok, PhD (Harvard, 2007)
Brian Smithling (Chicago, 2007)
Shuichiro Takeda, PhD (Pennsylvania, 2006)

Postdoctoral Fellows and Program Visitors

Postdoctoral fellowship applications
We will support a number of Fields postdocs for the duration of the program, as well as offer support towards a visitors' program, including visiting Ph.D. students

Program Participants requesting support or office space
All scientific events are open to the mathematical sciences community. Visitors who are interested in office space or funding are requested to apply by filling out the application form .
Additional support is available to support junior US visitors to this program.
Fields scientific programs are devoted to research in the mathematical sciences, and enhanced graduate and post-doctoral training opportunities. Part of the mandate of the Institute is to broaden and enlarge the community, and to encourage the participation of women and members of visible minority groups in our scientific programs.

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