Number Theory

Title: Functoriality, Smith theory, and the Brauer homomorphism
Speaker: David Treumann
Speaker Info: Boston College
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Smith theory is a technique for relating the mod p homologies of X and of the fixed points of X by an automorphism of order p. I will discuss how, in the setting of locally symmetric spaces, it provides an easy method (no trace formula) for lifting mod p automorphic forms from G^{sigma} to G, where G is an arithmetic group and sigma is an automorphism of G of order p. This lift is compatible with Hecke actions via an analog of the Brauer homomorphism from modular representation theory, and is often compatible with a homomorphism of L-groups on the Galois side. The talk is based on joint work with Akshay Venkatesh. I hope understanding the talk will require less number theory background than understanding the abstract.
Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Time: 3:00PM
Where: Lunt 105
Contact Person: Eric Zaslow
Contact email: zaslow@math.northwestern.edu
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