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Joint IAS/PU Number Theory Seminar | |

Topic: | A Converse Theorem for SL_2 |

Speaker: | Vinayak Vatsal |

Affiliation: | University of British Columbia |

Date: | Thursday, October 4 |

Time/Room: | 4:30pm - 5:30pm/Fine Hall 214 |

We'll prove a converse theorem for forms forms on SL_2. While the theorem is easy to prove once it has been formulated, the number-theoretic considerations leading to its formulation nevertheless pose some interesting and apparently unsolved questions.